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National Minimum Wage – It’s No Laughing Matter

There are some unbelievable reasons given for not paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, HMRC take complaints very seriously, so make sure you know the rules.

Pension Scams Becoming More Widespread

Do you think you would be able to spot the signs of a pension scam? Pension scams are on the rise but there are simple precautions you can take to keep safe.

Global Markets Performance Update – Quarter 2 2021

Overall, the last quarter was pleasing for investors and the economic picture remained rosy. Successful vaccination roll-outs in many…

Making Tax Digital for VAT – The Last Step

From 1 April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses in the UK must be MTD for VAT compliant, regardless of turnover. Are you ready?

A New Website for GWA

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website.

Apprenticeships – what you need to know

Apprenticeships are now available in the UK to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full time education. This means they are not restricted to school leavers and are a great opportunity to consider for anyone thinking of developing or upskilling their workforce.

GWA and Three Counties Ltd Update

In July 2019 Greaves West & Ayre purchased Three Counties Ltd, a financial services and investment management company based in Bournmoor County Durham. Two years and a global pandemic on, we thought it was time to check how things were going.

Global Markets Performance Update – 2021 Quarter 1

During a year like no other, we are feeling quite buoyed by how we managed our operations during 2020….

Avoid the Cost of HMRC Investigation

Tax investigations by HMRC have been on the rise for a number of years. Anyone can be selected for…

Private Sector IR35 Changes – Will it impact you?

March 2021 The Government’s controversial legislation to tackle ‘disguised employment’ arrangements goes through an important change from 6 April 2021…

Living Accommodation Benefit Changes from 6 April 2021

March 2021 Historically, living accommodation provided to employees as part of their employment is deemed to be a taxable benefit…

FWIW (That’s shorthand ‘For What It’s Worth’)

Over the past year most people’s level of engagement with social media and online conferencing platforms has rocketed. The…