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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 20 May 2020 – Statutory Sick Pay Claims open 26 May

The government will be refunding the cost of Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for small businesses, providing you have a PAYE payroll scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020 and you have up to 250 employees, again as at 28 February 2020. The repayment will cover up to 14 days […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 15 May 2020

This week saw announcements in relation to two key pillars of the government’s business support measures.  The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October, and the online application process for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opened on 13 May. It is worth noting the closing date […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 12 May 2020 – Furlough Extended Until End October

The Chancellor has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October. It had been due to finish at the end of June. There will be no changes made to the details of the scheme until the end of July. From August there will be a number […]

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Be Vigilant to the Rise in Phishing Scams

We have always been an advocate of IT security and data protection. And now, the COVID-19 crisis has created a nirvana-like world for many scammers who see it as an opportunity to profit. In March the City of London Police reported a 400% increase in scams related to COVID-19 cashing in on people’s fears and […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Important Update Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

When SEISS was first announced, the initial guidance provided was that HMRC would contact you in mid-May and that payments would be made in June. However, on Monday 4 May HMRC updated their guidance, which can be found here on the GOV.UK website. The major point to note, is that GWA as your agents are […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 17 June

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 17 June: Eviction Protection for Commercial Tenants (England only) – the ban on landlords evicting firms for unpaid commercial rent is being extended For each measure […]


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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. The saying “change is the only constant in life” has certainly been proved time and time again over the past 12 months. As we write our latest quarterly update, the sense of optimism feels greater than […]