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New Tax-Free Childcare scheme

After much delay, the Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be launched to parents from early 2017. The scheme will be rolled out gradually, with parents of the youngest children able to apply first. All eligible parents will be able to join the scheme by the end of 2017. The relief will be 20% of the costs […]

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Financial accounts for small companies – time to choose

In recent years many companies have been preparing and filing ‘small company accounts’ under a Financial Reporting Standard for Small Entities (FRSSE). However for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2016, FRSSE has been withdrawn and small companies, which qualify as ‘micro-entities’, have a new choice: to use the same accounting standard – […]

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Initial interpretation of the Draft Scottish Budget 2017/18

The draft Scottish Budget for 2017/18 was announced on 16 December 2016 by finance secretary John Swinney. This draft budget will operate for the first time under the Fiscal Framework established in support of the Scotland Act 2016. This is a material change in the financial responsibility of the Scottish Parliament as it marks the […]

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Six staff celebrate 240 years at Greaves West & Ayre

From left: Brian Simmons, Joyce Freeman, Brian Tait, Anthony Hogg, Derek Simpson, Tommy Wilson Greaves West & Ayre is celebrating the long service of six of its much-valued members of staff. They have each spent their entire working careers at our Berwick-upon-Tweed offices. So, what has kept them there? They all admit to enjoying their […]

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Tax Return Deadline Approaching! Don’t Delay!

It is now approaching the peak season for finalising and submitting tax returns to HMRC for the year ended 5 April 2016. With this in mind, if you have not done so already, please provide your dedicated member of our tax team with the information that they require to ensure your affairs are brought up […]

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