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What’s ahead for farm tax in 2020?

As we approach the end of another tax year, it seems like a good time to look at the tax changes already announced for the year and also speculate on what could be introduced in the coming months.

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Happy Employees

Improving Employee Engagement

Why you should make improving employee engagement most important focus for your business in 2020.

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Law Firm

Does the size of your law firm matter?

Mark Baines, Legal Sector Manager reviews LexisNexis’ Is

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Martin Johnston, Audit and Assurance Director

New Audit & Assurance Director joins our growing Glasgow Team

Martin Johnston joins Armstrong Watson's Glasgow team as Audit and Assurance Director from KPMG.

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Digital

Digital transformation is changing business forever

As the digital revolution swiftly continues, here are some reasons why we all need to consider how well placed our own businesses are in these changing times:

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The Magic of Deeds of Variation

A deed of variation is a tax efficient way for the beneficiary of an estate to redirect their inheritance to another person but must be prepares within two years of death

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Understand your accounts and Cashflow

Lack of cash is usually the number one factor affecting a farming business not lack of profit.

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Capital Gains Tax Burden Property Landlords

Increasing Tax Burden for Landlords

As many landlords will be aware, the government have over a number of years increased the tax burden of property ownership, particularly residential property, and from 6 April 2020 the government will now further reduce the deemed occupation period allowable under Principal Private Residence reli

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Gender Gap in Retirement Savings

Women are saving less than men for their retirement, with only 15% saving for the future compared to 20% of men[1].

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An Added Value Audit

We have all heard many of the following phrases when discussing the requirement to have an audit: ‘We have to have one’ ‘It’s just an overhead’  ‘A necessary evil’  ‘A box-ticking exercise’

Farming in field with tractor

VAT Pitfalls For Your Farming Business

When VAT was introduced in the 1970s it was described as a “simple tax”. For many farming businesses this may be the case, as all income is zero rated sales of crops and animals, which entitles all the VAT on related costs to be reclaimed.

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Conservative Majority - Financial Markets' Reaction

Future Money Fund Manager, Richard Cole, provides his summary of the financial markets' reaction to last night's Conservative election victory: