Highlights

Payroll Team Proud Finalists in City Business Awards

Armstrong Watson’s 21 strong payroll team are very proud to have been shortlisted in the prestigious Carlisle Living Awards for Best Professional Services Team.

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Five signs of a pension scam and what to do

We don’t want you to fall victim to a pension scam, so it’s important to be aware of what to look out for and what to do if you have been caught out as scammers will resort to all sorts of means to get their hands on your pension.

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5 lessons to be learned from Yorkshire Linen's online retail strategy

Following a recent chat with one of my clients, Linda Shreeve, Managing Director of Yorkshire Linen (who despite uniquely challenging circumstances for the UK’s high street, are celebrating a strong year and are hugely optimistic about their future prospects), it made me think about what it was t

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AN INTERVIEW WITH… Barry Maxey, Director and local fundraiser, Carlisle

Demonstrating our value to individuals and businesses

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Welcoming Simon Turner, our new Audit & Assurance Director to our Northallerton Office

Simon Turner has joined Armstrong Watson Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers’ Audit and Assurance team as Director at the firm’s Northallerton office.

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Unanimous vote to increase Base Rate

A increase in Bank of England Base Rate has been expected for some time and today (2 August) the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced a quarter of one percent increase to 0.75% following a unanimous decision.

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Self employed status for Dental Associates under threat as HMRC launch investigation

A financial crisis may be on the horizon for many dental practices, especially large corporate dental bodies, if HMRC rule that Dental Associates - and other groups of dental practice employees who have previously been regarded as self employed - are to be treated as employees.

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Innovation and collaboration, the best of Manufacturing and Engineering 2018

The Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle played host to this year’s Manufacturing and Engineering 2018 show – the only industry conference of its type in the North of England and celebrating the very best of design and manufacturing innovation.

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Armstrong Watson Intranet Wins International Award

Armstrong Watson Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers have been announced as winners of the Leadership category in the Jostle Awards 2017.

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High Street lending to SME businesses has fallen

Bank lending to SMEs in the property sector has fallen by 9% in the last year from £13.9bn to £12.7bn, according to commercial lender Ortus Secured Finance.

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Have you been asked to move your Bank Account to another bank by Royal Bank of Scotland?

RBS have recently written to their Business Banking clients with a turnover of less than £25 million to find another bank.  These businesses were previously due to transfer to Williams & Glyn.

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Armstrong Watson Celebrates 4 Years of Platinum Partnership

Armstrong Watson are celebrating four years as a Xero Platinum Partner and the first anniversary of their making business digital client conversion project.

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'Having the right people in the business’ is the biggest challenge to Family Businesses

Armstrong Watson have published their 3rd annual Family Business Insight Report, delving into the current issues dominating the agenda for UK Family firms.

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Karen Thomson wins highest accolade ‘Payroll Professional of the Year’ award at National IAB awards

Armstrong Watson’s Payroll and Employee services team is celebrating after Director Karen Thomson was selected to win one of the highest accolades in the profession – ‘Payroll Professional of the Year’ at the national International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) International Business and Skill

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Latest news

Legislation that shouldn’t keep retailers awake at night

At a recent speaking engagement I spoke about current legislation that, some of my retail clients' inform me - keeps them awake at night! 

During my talk I went on to discuss my views way to solve these issues and reduce stress.

Funding a business - why and where from?

Cash flow of any business is its heart beat - without sufficient cash it cannot grow or maybe even survive.

Better security for pension schemes?

A company’s defined benefit pension scheme is often the largest creditor in any corporate failure, albeit some companies overlook their obligations in respect of the pension scheme and the pension scheme trustees are often the last party to the table. 

‘AI’ Payroll Pioneers with a Human Touch

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we do business and payroll services should be at the forefront of these advances.