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Scottish Budget 2021/22 – Headlines

The Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, outlined plans for Scottish spending and taxation in the 2021/2022 Scottish Budget on 28 January 2021. The key announcements were as follows: Tax rates Reflecting the Secretary’s description of this budget being a time for “stability, certainty and targeted support” there was little change to income tax rates and […]

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GWA Recognised in FTAdviser’ s Top 100 Financial Advisers List

We are delighted to announce that Greaves West & Ayre has been listed in the top 30 of Financial Advisers 2020 by FTAdviser. Released annually, the FTAdviser’s Top 100 list recognises the best financial advisory businesses working in the UK. The criteria for the top 100 ranking uses a rigorous methodology including growth rate, experience […]

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COVID-19 VAT Deferral Scheme Extended Until March 2022

Information as of 22 January 2021 During the first COVID-19 lockdown, HMRC allowed businesses to defer VAT liabilities due between the period of 20 March to 30 June 2020 until 31 March 2021. With that 31 March deadline moving ever closer, HMRC have announced that businesses who did defer VAT payments can now opt in […]

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Supreme Court backs small firms over business interruption insurance claims

Information as of 15 January 2021 Further to our article which reminded you to check your insurance policy for business interruption claims, the Supreme Court today delivered its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case. The court ruled in the favour of small firms, meaning that thousands of small businesses forced […]

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Frequently asked questions about CJRS and SEISS

Don’t forget the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) December claim deadline is Thursday 14 January and  the last date for claiming the third grant of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is Friday 29 January. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) You can find more details on the  CJRS on our COVID-19 business support page, but […]

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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 […]