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.

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Armstrong Watson secures sale of SafeGlaze UK Order Book to Warmseal

Further to the appointment of Robert Adamson, Mike Kienlen and Mark Ranson as Joint Administrators of Niamac Developments Limited (formerly trading as SafeGlaze UK) on 30 October 2018, the Joint Administrators are pleased to announce that they have agreed a sale of the order book to Warmseal Newc

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Funding for Small Business – Good or Bad and where can I get it from?

‘I am busier than ever but my cash flow is worse then ever’

‘I know I need to borrow to fund the growth of my business but where do I start?’

‘I am not sure what type of borrowing would best suit the funding I am looking for?’

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AAT Ranking as Top Five Place to Kick-Start your Career

AAT student magazine 20 has ranked Armstrong Watson as one of the top 5 small firms in the UK in which to launch your career in accountancy.

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Budget 2018 – How does it impact the Healthcare Sector?


There were plenty of announcements relating to the NHS in the recent budget, with a focus on mental health. Announcements included:

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Armstrong Watson appointed Administrators for SafeGlaze UK as it's placed into Administration

On Tuesday 30th October 2018, Niamac Developments (trading as SafeGlaze UK) was placed into Administration and Rob Adamson, Mike Kienlen and Mark Ranson, Insolvency Practitioners at Armstrong Watson LLP, were appointed as Joint Administrators.

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The Importance of Making Tax Digital Training and a Rigorous Changeover Process

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will, for many businesses, require the implementation of new software and systems.  This can seem daunting and many such endeavours find themselves doomed to failure due to a number of common mistakes.  Avoid these pitfalls though and changing systems can bring efficienci

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Prepare for Making Tax Digital and Cut Your Bookkeeping Time

Making Tax Digital for VAT comes into force from April 2019 and will bring significant changes to the way businesses are required to record transactions for VAT. 

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Who Does 'Making Tax Digital' Apply to?

What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

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 using software.

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The benefits of Making Tax Digital for businesses

Making Tax Digital begins in April 2019 and many businesses will have to fundamentally change the way they maintain their financial records. The days of keeping manual records - or a vast array of spreadsheets - are disappearing.

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Successful six months in new refurbished Glasgow office

To mark a successful six months since acquisition, Armstrong Watson Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers presented their newly refurbished Blythswood Square office to clients and business partners at a special Gin Tasting experience on Thursday 4th October.

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The End is Nigh for Shoe Box Accounting

Throwing all your invoices, receipts, statements and paperwork into a shoe box (or worse still, a carrier bag!) has been the accounting system of choice for many small businesses, for many years.

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Armstrong Watson Ranked as 28th Top UK Accountancy Firm

We are very proud to announce that we have been ranked in 28th position in a list of the top 100 accountancy firms in the UK.

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Jim Meakin joins Armstrong Watson as Head of Tax

Armstrong Watson LLP, Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers are delighted to announce that Jim Meakin has joined the firm as Tax Partner and taken on the role of Head of Tax across the firm’s 16 offices.

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Making Tax Digital - are you ready for the digital switchover?

In 2008 Cumbria was the first region in the whole of the UK to move over from analogue to our now familiar digital terrestrial TV network.  Ahead of the switch, a massive advertising campaign ensued and the great ‘digital switchover’ led to the biggest change to TV viewing in history.

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Deal or No Deal - Brexit VAT Guidance

The Government yesterday offered clarification to UK businesses that supply and receive goods to or from other jurisdictions, applicable to the (increasingly likely?) position where the UK leaves the EU in a "no deal" scenario.

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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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