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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 25 January

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 25 January: Local Restrictions Support Grants and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payments (England only) Updated with details of grants available during the national restriction period from 5 […]

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COVID-19 VAT Deferral Scheme Extended Until March 2022

Information as of 22 January 2021 During the first COVID-19 lockdown, HMRC allowed businesses to defer VAT liabilities due between the period of 20 March to 30 June 2020 until 31 March 2021. With that 31 March deadline moving ever closer, HMRC have announced that businesses who did defer VAT payments can now opt in […]

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Supreme Court backs small firms over business interruption insurance claims

Information as of 15 January 2021 Further to our article which reminded you to check your insurance policy for business interruption claims, the Supreme Court today delivered its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case. The court ruled in the favour of small firms, meaning that thousands of small businesses forced […]

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Frequently asked questions about CJRS and SEISS

Don’t forget the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) December claim deadline is Thursday 14 January and  the last date for claiming the third grant of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is Friday 29 January. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) You can find more details on the  CJRS on our COVID-19 business support page, but […]

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GWA Offices – Update following latest Government Announcements

Information Correct as of 5 January 2021 Following the latest announcements by the UK and Scottish governments, we want to let you know that everyone at GWA is still working hard to support you and your business. Our objective, from the very start of the crisis, was to ensure we continue to deliver ‘Quality Advice […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 25 January

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 25 January: Local Restrictions Support Grants and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payments (England only) Updated with details of grants available during the national restriction period from 5 […]


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Global Markets Performance Update – Quarter 4 2020

Overview Global equity markets continued to rally Value stocks had their best quarter since 2009 The impact of vaccine announcements overshadowed those of further lockdown measures Low returns on government bonds expected to continue. Equities Following last quarter’s rebound, equity markets continued to rally in the fourth quarter of 2020. In spite of government action […]