Accountancy Blog

Our accountancy blog is updated monthly with our opinions on a variety of issues affecting our clients and the industry sectors we cover.

GWA Focus – Our Haddington Office

The New Year is traditionally a time for evaluating the past and looking towards the future. It is just over a year since the partners of N C Campbell & Co Chartered Accountants and Greaves West & Ayre announced the merger of their practices. We asked Ewan Millar who has been a partner in the […]

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Year End Tax Planning Opportunities

With the 5 April tax year end approaching now is a good time to review your personal finances and the planning opportunities that are available to help minimise your tax liabilities. Dividends Anyone who runs their business through a limited company is able to extract the first £5,000 of dividend income tax free, irrespective of […]

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Don’t Leave the Future to Chance

Don’t Leave the Future to Chance.
Partner Colin Frame shares some thoughts on Farm Succession Planning.
In simple terms when we talk about farm succession we mean the long term plan for the farming business. In practice it is difficult to cover all of the taxation and accounting issues surrounding succession in farming across the generations in one short article, but here goes . . .

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Where Does All the Money Go?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the tax you hand over to HMRC? For the last three years the government has sent 30 million households a clear and simple summary of how much Income Tax and National Insurance they paid in the last financial year and how these contributions were used by the government […]

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Tax Efficient Profit Extraction

As the new tax year begins any changes to income tax bands, the personal allowance, National Insurance thresholds and the rate of corporation tax should be considered when looking at how best to extract profits from your personal or family company. From 1 April 2017 the rate of corporation tax reduced from 20% to 19%. […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 11 August 2020 – Summary of Finance and Business Measures

This article summarises the business support measures the UK and Scottish governments, along with other NGBs and organisations have introduced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated  11 August: Kick-starting Tourism  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of the measures and you will […]


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Global Market Investment Update – 2020 Quarter 2

Following a severe sell-off in the first quarter of the year, the second quarter proved to be very strong for equity and credit markets alike.  The markets were bolstered by the huge stimulus provided by global central banks and were further buoyed by the reopening of economies. Additionally, risk hedges, such as sovereign debt and […]