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Escalate is providing access to justice for thousands of SMEs.

Escalate innovate and award winning dispute resoltuon service is providing access to justice for thousands of small and medium sized (SMEs) businesses.

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What a relief for entrepreneurs…

As a tax professional advising entrepreneurial businesses, one of the main subjects which repeatedly makes my phone ring, or sets off my email ping, is that of Entrepreneur’s Relief (ER).  

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The Countryside Productivity Grant Scheme is now open

Defra has announced that the second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme is now open with a deadline for applications of midday on 3rd September 2019

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Payroll Team Awarded Coveted Gold Standard for Third Time

Armstrong Watson's payroll service line has been accredited with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professional’s Payroll (CIPP) Assurance Scheme for the third time.

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Increasing HMRC Tax Investigations and spiralling costs

In recent years HMRC has become much more aggressive towards the collection of tax, using their connect system that holds information from many government departments as well as external bodies and offshore institutions, and this has led to a greater focus on tax enquiries to collect any tax HMRC

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Changes to the IR35 process or “off payroll workers” in the pipeline

The consultation on “off payrolling in the private sector” or IR35 is changing in 2020.

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Have you reviewed your costings process recently?

Accurately knowing your costings is an essential part of running a successful business, particularly if you’re looking to make significant changes and grow. However, sometimes the need to make changes in your business also requires the need to change the way those costings are worked out too.

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Casual Dining – Will the Sector Learn the Lessons from 2018?

Do not be in any doubt, 2018 was a difficult year for the hospitality sector, with around an 18% increase in the number of food and drink companies entering into an insolvency process.

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You may be rich but are you wealthy?

When working with clients at Armstrong Watson we take time to establish what they want to achieve from running their business and their financial future. Many say that they want to be rich and others say they want to be wealthy yet it could be said that they both mean the same thing. 

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The Office of Tax Simplification makes recommendations on simplifying IHT

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) recently published its second report on making Inheritance Tax (IHT) simpler to understand and have proposed a range of recommendations.  In sumnmary: