Are you part of an Excepted Group Life arrangement?

What are the differences between Relevant Life Policy (RLP) and Excepted Group Life arrangements? RLPs are single employee policies and Excepted Group Life arrangements are, as the name suggests, for groups of employees.

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Creating the workforce of the future

The World Economic Forum suggests that Artificial Intelligence could create 130 million jobs worldwide. What types of job will that create and will this mean less skilled factory workers required in the manufacturing industry?

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Is your Holiday Park ready for Making Tax Digital?

By 1 April 2019, all Holiday Parks with a turnover exceeding the current VAT registration threshold of £85,000 will have to submit their VAT returns digitally using an API interface like Xero.

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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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Are you ready to stop buying avocados and buy a house, or wait for an inheritance?

Are you reliant on schemes like the Help-to-Buy ISA (H2B) and the Lifetime ISA (LISA) to buy your first home, or hoping for some inheritance from parents or even grandparents? 

Why do I need Corporate Finance Advisers?

It is rare nowadays, for a business to go through its journey without some kind of transaction. This could be raising new funds for expansion, making an acquisition, restructuring its shareholding, or eventually selling all or part of the business.

What happens to my pension if I move abroad?

Rules for personal and state pensions differ from UK pension legislation so seek advice if you plan to leave the UK, and ensure your retirement benefits are structured in a way that meets your future needs and which fits with the rules of the country in which you plan to live.

Your 2019 Resolutions

As we head into the new year, Jim Meakin our new Head of Tax in Newcastle,  looks back at the origin of new year resolutions in his first monthly column  for The Northern Insight magazine