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Read our latest Practice News as well as sector specific and accountancy updates from across the UK.

We are celebrating our female trio of Chartered Accountants

Employees and partners at Greaves West & Ayre (GWA) are celebrating the success of three of our staff who have attained their chartered accountant qualifications. Anna Spowart (centre), Sarah Strathdee (left) and Kim Turnbull (right) have all passed a series of demanding examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation set by the Institute […]

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Important Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) from April 2020

As we have previously highlighted in our blog, there are a number of changes being made to the way that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) must be reported and paid following the sale of a second property. For more details read Countdown to new Capital Gains Tax Rules  and 2020 Letting Relief Changes – What You […]

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Introduction of Paid Parental Bereavement Leave

The UK government has confirmed that working parents, and adults with parental responsibility, who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ statutory leave. Parental Bereavement Leave (PBL) will be introduced on 6 April 2020 and will apply to all employers and businesses, regardless of their size. PBL is available […]

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Staff News Winter 2019/2020

We have a range of staff news to start off the year, from people joining the GWA family to celebrations for longstanding service. Appointments We are delighted to welcome a new face to our team in Berwick. Becky Wilson has joined us as a Trainee Accounts Technician. Also, Ryan Emmerson will be starting with us […]

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A Century Past – a New Decade Ahead

As we start a new decade, we have been reflecting back on the last 10 decades of Greaves West & Ayre. We hope that you were able to join us at the various events we held over the 12  months of our centenary celebrations. We have also tried to keep a permanent record of what  […]

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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 […]