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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 20 March 2020

Following our previous updates, there have been no new measures announced by either the UK or Scottish Government. What we do have is further guidance in connection with the cash grants and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Business Rates 12-month business rates holiday for all retail businesses If your business rates bill for the […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Business Support Measures: Update 19 March 2020

Further measures have been announced by both the UK and Scottish governments to help combat the economic and business downturn as a result of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Scotland Specific Measures The Scottish Economy Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, outlined a £2.2 billion support package for Scottish businesses. This will come into effect from 1 April 2020 and […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Business Support Measures

This article provides an overview of government support for businesses across the UK.  Information in relation to GWA’s contingency plans to provide ongoing assistance for clients can be found here.  Over recent days both the Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes have announced a package of support for businesses as they combat […]

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Coronavirus/Covid19: Important information re. client support

Greaves West & Ayre (GWA) would like to reassure clients and businesses they will be fully supported, wherever possible, during the ongoing Coronavirus/Covid19 outbreak. We understand people’s concerns and want to assure you and your family that we have plans in place to continue to provide the best service and assistance where we can. You […]

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Budget 2020 Headlines

It might have been 499 days since the last Budget. But, delayed by Brexit negotiations Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget speech on 11 March 2020. The Chancellor promised throughout his speech that this was a ‘Budget of a government that gets things done’. There was much to live up to following the government’s […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 3 July 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 3 July: CJRS how to adjust for overclaims or underclaims made in error;  SEISS claims for second grant open 17 August For each measure we have […]


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VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry – What You Need to Know

HMRC have announced that the introduction of the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge (reverse charge) for the construction industry has been postponed again. Originally, the reverse charge was to be implemented on 1 October 2019, but was pushed back 12 months until 1 October 2020. The government has now announced a further five-month delay to its […]