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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: Update 6 May 2020

Good news north of the border today with loan support for Scottish landlords being released and confirmation that the second phase of the Scottish Government’s Small Business Grant Scheme is now open, allowing businesses to claim for multiple properties in addition to the initial one-off grant. We have also taken the opportunity to highlight the […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 8 April

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 8 April: more details on the Recovery Loan Scheme For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of […]


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Private Sector IR35 Changes – Will it impact you?

March 2021 The Government’s controversial legislation to tackle ‘disguised employment’ arrangements goes through an important change from 6 April 2021 which could have a significant impact on anyone who uses a limited company to carry out their services for medium and large businesses. The legislation – commonly referred to as “IR35” – was introduced by […]