In light of the government guidelines, all our offices are now closed and our teams are all working remotely, but are on hand to help you through these challenging times.

For assistance please get in touch with your main contact directly or email our covid19help@armstrongwatson.co.uk. Alternatively if you wish to talk to us, please call 0808 144 5575.

Highlights

Banks

COVID-19 Loans and the Banks

The Coronavirus epidemic is a worldwide health emergency and this will ultimately result in economic challenges for many businesses.

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Company Board of Directors

Directors’ Duties in Uncertain Times

Advice and guidance on your responsibilities and duties as a Company director in these uncertain times

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Furloughing Job Retention Scheme

Facts & FAQ - Job Retention Scheme: Furloughing Employees

How does it work? Who does it apply to? How do I implement it? Plus many more questions answered here...

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Filing Accounts

Cautionary Advice if Applying for Delay in Filing Accounts

The Government in conjunction with Companies House have announced that the filing deadline for company accounts can be extended with prior agreement by 3 months, but act with caution...

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Employees Job Retention Scheme SSP

SSP and Job Retention Scheme Updates

As more information comes in, we'll share with you further details as soon as possible. Here we have some further info on SSP and the Job Retention Scheme.

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Covid-19 and stock markets

The Continued Impact of Covid 19 on the Investment Markets

Advice for financial market investments following the Covid-19 outbreak for investors.

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Working from Home Cyber Security Virus Scam

Working from Home Securely

Advice to help organisations manage the cyber security challenges of increased home working.

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First aid on lifebouy

Providing First Aid to Businesses

During the COVID-19 outbreak it's likely that the majority of businesses will encounter trading difficulties at some point, and in these instances our advice is to manage cash flow appropriately, deal with potential issues head on, seeking help quickly if you're at all concerned.

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INSIGHT Budget summary

INSIGHT Budget 2020 Summary

Our financial planning team give a summary of the most notable changes following the Budget 2020.

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Minimising business disruption - surviving the Coronavirus

Key points to help minimise the impact of the Coronavirus on your supply chain

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Ross Preston Audit and Assurance Partner Leeds

New Audit Partner for Armstrong Watson Yorkshire

We are very pleased to announce that Ross Preston has joined the Yorkshire team as Audit and Assurance Partner.

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Latest news

Covid19 impact on business

Company reporting considerations for directors

Director responsibilities in relation to going concern

IR35 Off Payroll Working Update

IR35 legislation overview

Who is impacted by the legislation? IR35 legislation is expected to impact around 170,000 individuals who work through their own company, who according to the Government would be deemed employed if engaged directly:

IR35 ‘Off Payroll Working’ Key Facts and Update

HMRC introduced IR35 in 2000 with the main aim of combating tax avoidance.  It was believed that many self-employed individuals were in fact engaged in ‘employment activities’, albeit they had their own limited company. 

Supporting Business

Budget Measures Announced to Support Businesses

Summary of key things business owners need to know from the Budget on 11 March 2020.