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

140 million work days lost!

It will probably not surprise employers that sickness absence across the UK is costly but some of the statistics are staggering. In fact nearly a million employees were absent from work for at least four weeks due to sickness absence each year between September 2010 and October 2013. It has also been estimated that employers […]

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Let’s Fly Away

HMRC appear to continue to be on the attack as far as travel and subsistence costs of the self-employed are concerned. This is evidenced by some recent tax cases. One of the most significant is that of a medical consultant, whom we have reported on previously, so this is a brief reminder. The consultant holds […]

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Don’t get in a fix

Certain fixtures in buildings are treated in a special way for the purposes of claiming capital allowances. A fixture is an asset which is installed in a building so that it becomes part of that building or land in law. Special legislation for fixtures was introduced in 1985 and, broadly, it lets allowances go to […]

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Striking Gold with Cloud Accounting Services

Would you like to be able to connect your up-to-date financial information with your staff and business advisers anytime, anywhere and from any place? Then perhaps using Cloud Technology for your accounts is the answer. This means that you run your accounts entirely online without the need for offline storage or software applications. A rise […]

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Referendum Result

Greaves West and Ayre serve clients on both sides of the Border. In recent months our base in Berwick upon Tweed has been a hot bed of media cars, television crews and journalists all seeking opinions from our Border town. As a firm we have not commented, as to do so, would have only added […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 7 April 2020

Although no new business support has been announced overnight, we are continuing to receive further clarity on existing measures. Some positive news we have received from a number of clients is that they have applied for and already received funding via the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.  If you […]


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Avoid the Cost of HMRC Investigation

Tax investigations by HMRC have been on the rise for a number of years. Anyone can be selected for an investigation by HMRC, whether you are a business, a director or an individual taxpayer. What does an investigation involve and why does it happen? Put simply, a tax investigation is when HMRC decides to take […]