Easter Office Opening Hours

Mar 27, 2024

Happy Easter from the team at Armstrongs!

Armstrongs will be closed on Good Friday (29th March) and…

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Spring Budget 2024

Mar 07, 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his 'Budget for Long Term Growth' on Wednesday 6 March 2024. His speech promised 'more investment, more jobs, better public services and lower taxes'.

The Chancellor…

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HMRC publishes guidance on MTD for ITSA for sole traders and landlords

Mar 05, 2024

HMRC has published guidance on the Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) requirements for sole traders and landlords.

MTD for ITSA will require businesses and landlords…

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Latest guidance for employers

Mar 01, 2024

HMRC has published the latest issue of the Employer Bulletin. The February issue has information on various topics, including:

  • 2024 National Insurance contributions rate changes
  • end…

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Year End Tax Planning Guide 2023-24

Feb 28, 2024

Save tax before 5th April

The run up to the end of the tax year on 5 April 2024 is a good time to make sure that your family and business finances are arranged in the best way possible.


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More than 500 firms named and shamed for underpaying staff

Feb 26, 2024

The government has named and shamed over 500 UK employers for underpaying their employees.

524 businesses were named for failing to pay the minimum wage to pay 172,000 workers, with offending…

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

Feb 23, 2024

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published and took effect from 1 March 2024.

The guidance states: 'you can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new…

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Double-cab pickups go back to being vans as guidance reversed

Feb 21, 2024

Just a week after HMRC released new guidance that classed double-cab pickups as cars rather than vans, the government reversed the decision.

On 19 February, HMRC confirmed that it's reversing…

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HMRC warns self assessment taxpayers as scam referrals rise

Feb 19, 2024

HMRC is warning people to be wary of bogus tax refund offers following the self assessment deadline on 31 January.

The tax authority says that fraudsters could set their sights on self assessment…

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