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Scottish Budget 2020/21 – Headlines

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament saw the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes, deliver her maiden Budget speech. The event proved to be unique as it was the first ever Scottish Budget delivered prior to its UK equivalent. As a result, the full picture remains unclear until the UK Budget on 11 March. […]

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National Living Wage increase – be prepared and plan

The Government has announced that the National Living Wage (NLM) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are to increase from April 2020. The increased rates were recommended by the Low Pay Commission, an independent body that advises the government about the NLM and NMW. The important figures are as follows: the National Living Wage (for […]

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A Year of Giving

Throughout our 100-year history we have supported the neighbourhoods surrounding Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington where our offices are located. We believe it’s important to give back to our local communities and we take pride in our support of many of our area’s organisations. As we wrap up 2019 and wave farewell to our centenary […]

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Raising Awareness of Mental Health

October 10 was World Mental Health Day, a global event with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of better mental health. At GWA we have a dedicated team of staff from all areas of our firm, who look at opportunities where we can promote discussion and introduce activities on how we can be a […]

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Autumn 2019 Staff News

Appointments We are delighted to welcome three new faces to our Accounts team in Berwick, Rowena Kerr, Kirsty Markwell and Sarah Weatherburn joined us in October and November. We also welcome back Laura Fowle to our Wealth Management team from maternity leave following the birth of baby son Mackenzie. Weddings We have a trio of […]

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Scottish Budget 2020/21 – Headlines

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament saw the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes, deliver her maiden Budget speech. The event proved to be unique as it was the first ever Scottish Budget delivered prior to its UK equivalent. As a result, the full picture remains unclear until the UK Budget on 11 March. […]


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Do you need to complete a self assessment tax return? What are the penalties for late submission?

The deadline for submitting your 2018/19 self assessment tax return is midnight on 31 January 2020. You need to complete a tax return if you: or your partner received Child Benefit and either of you have an annual income of more than £50,000 received more than £2,500 in other untaxed income, for example: – from […]