A boldly stated budget, but couched in uncertainty

In some respects, Derek McKay’s job is like being in opposition. He can commit to spend what he thinks is best, and if the income doesn’t come in, he can point to the UK Government.

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In advance of the Scottish Budget

Derek MacKay will present his Scottish Budget to Parliament later this week, which is quite remarkable. Not for what the expected content will be, but for what it most certainly cannot.

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Figured, smart, simple, powerful farm financial software App for Xero

Armstrong Watson is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Figured, the leading financial software company in the agricultural sector; a key addition to their cloud accounting proposition. Armstrong Watson are positioned as Agri and Farming sector leaders with offices throughout Cumbria, the North East, Scotland and Yorkshire. Armstrong Watson is recognised as a leading Xero Platinum Partner being awarded Xero Partner of the Year 2017.

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Who Does 'Making Tax Digital' Apply to?

Making Tax Digital requires VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) to keep their records in digital form and to file their VAT returns online using a API software but who are the exemptions to this rule?

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Armstrong Watson Ranked as 28th Top UK Accountancy Firm

Armstrong Watson has been ranked in 28th postion in the list of top 100 accountancy firms in the UK by Accountancy Age magazine.

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Celebrating 4 Years of Platinum Partnership with Xero

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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One in five will still be paying off their mortgage in retirement

Three million people, equivalent to one in five mortgage holders, think they’ll still be paying off their mortgage beyond the age of 65. Are you one of them?

Warning - Buying Gift Vouchers For Christmas

The crisis facing the high street is expected to intensify after Christmas and it is anticipated that there will be a raft of insolvencies of high street shops, bars and restaurants in the early part of 2019.  Shops closed at a rate of almost 14 a day in the first half of 2018, a period that saw

Inheritance Tax review concludes complex process

The first part of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) Inheritance Tax (IHT) review has now been published and concludes that far too many people are required to complete IHT forms and that the process is both complex and old fashioned.

Private Medical Insurance, need or want?

Having Private Medical Insurance is a personal choice but does has its advantages such as specialist referrals, scans, reduced waiting times, specialist drugs, physiotheraphy.