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

Coronavirus/COVID-19: 23 September Update – Kickstart Scheme

GWA is delighted to be a recognised intermediary organisation for the Kickstart Scheme.  This recognition allows us to play an active part in letting any of our local businesses apply for funding from the Kickstart Scheme. What is the Kickstart Scheme? Earlier this month the government announced the £2 billion scheme, which is designed to […]

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Staff News Summer/Autumn 2020

Appointments Since our last newsletter two new faces have joined our team in Berwick. Diane Lyons has  joined our Accounts team and Loren Veitch has started work alongside our Wealth Management team. In September we also welcomed back Danielle Campbell to our Corporate Services/Tax team following the birth of daughter Evelyn Grace last year. Work […]

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Important Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

With lockdown measures easing, the property market is returning to something like normality. It is therefore worth reminding anyone thinking of completing property transactions of those recent changes that have taken effect over the past few months. 30-day Deadline As of 6 April 2020, you now have a period of 30 days from the date […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 11 September Update – Local Lockdown Grants

As the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 increases, so has the number of local lockdowns.  In response, the UK Government has announced new grants to help businesses in England affected by local restrictions. This update also includes information in relation to recent funding announcements local to the North East and Northumberland.  The Restart and […]

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GWA Offices – How we are managing COVID-19

Information correct as of 16 October 2020 Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer, we also have a legal responsibility to protect our employees, contractors, clients, and others, from risk to their health and safety. We regularly review the emerging COVID-19 updates and have made major changes to our […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 25 November

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 25 November: SEISS rules for third grant have been clarified  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any […]


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It Can Pay to Go Green

Information as of 18 November 2020 As well as helping to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, lower energy costs can make a positive difference to many homeowner’s finances and also an organisations’ bottom line. Recent days have seen both the UK and Scottish Governments highlight the funding they are making available to encourage faster energy efficiencies. […]