Highlights

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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Latest news

Did you receive a letter from Royal London regarding your Scottish Life pension?

A few months ago, Royal London wrote to a number of plan holders who had previously taken out a pension arrangement with Scottish Life. If you were one of these, you may recall the letter.

Judicial review of state pension age

The government is due to review the state pension age, bringing it forward affecting those born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978..Currently the state pension age is due to increase to 68 between 2044 and 2046.

Scottish Budget announcement – Income Tax and pension tax relief

Derek Mackay announced that there would be an increase in both the starter and basic band thresholds for the next tax year. The tax-free Personal Allowance will increase from £11,850 to £12,500 (the same as the rest of the UK) and the starting rate Income Tax threshold will increase from £13,850 to £14,549.

SRA Accounts Rules compliance: Breaches and Cyber Security

Legal Sector Director, Rosy Rourke, answers most common questions around SRA Accounts Rules compliance, in relation to cyber security and breaches.