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

29 February – Extra Days Pay for Some

There are many different superstitions related to leap years and 29 February. From the well-known tradition of women proposing to men and the less well known old Scottish saying “leap year was ne’er a good sheep year.” However there is one question that should be taken more seriously. Are employees entitled to an extra day’s […]

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Scottish Budget 2020/21 – Headlines

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament saw the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes, deliver her maiden Budget speech. The event proved to be unique as it was the first ever Scottish Budget delivered prior to its UK equivalent. As a result, the full picture remains unclear until the UK Budget on 11 March. […]

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National Living Wage increase – be prepared and plan

The Government has announced that the National Living Wage (NLM) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are to increase from April 2020. The increased rates were recommended by the Low Pay Commission, an independent body that advises the government about the NLM and NMW. The important figures are as follows: the National Living Wage (for […]

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A Year of Giving

Throughout our 100-year history we have supported the neighbourhoods surrounding Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington where our offices are located. We believe it’s important to give back to our local communities and we take pride in our support of many of our area’s organisations. As we wrap up 2019 and wave farewell to our centenary […]

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Raising Awareness of Mental Health

October 10 was World Mental Health Day, a global event with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of better mental health. At GWA we have a dedicated team of staff from all areas of our firm, who look at opportunities where we can promote discussion and introduce activities on how we can be a […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 11 August 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  11 August: Kick-starting Tourism  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of the measures and you will […]


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Global Market Investment Update – 2020 Quarter 2

Following a severe sell-off in the first quarter of the year, the second quarter proved to be very strong for equity and credit markets alike.  The markets were bolstered by the huge stimulus provided by global central banks and were further buoyed by the reopening of economies. Additionally, risk hedges, such as sovereign debt and […]