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What impact does the Bribery Act have on your business?

It will come as no surprise to many that a UK company or partnership can be criminally liable if it pays a bribe to gain business. It may be a surprise to know that a business commits a criminal offence if a person ‘associated with it’ bribes another person for the benefit of the business. […]

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Why it doesn’t pay to ignore the Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is now over 20 years old. This is quite a remarkable achievement for a tax break. A change in government often results in the demise of one tax break and the invention of a ‘new and better’ tax relief. There have been amendments to EIS over the years but it […]

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Property income – repairs and replacements – more changes on the way

There have been some recent changes to the amounts that can be claimed as repairs or replacements for landlords of residential properties but, despite these changes, the government is proposing further legislation in this area to be introduced from April 2016. The current treatment of repairs and replacements for residential property lettings is a bit […]

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Discover Berwick-upon-Tweed

This new promotional film by Berwick Town Council and the Lighthouse Film Company shows Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding areas at its best, and reminds us how lucky we are to be based here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obi1Nv0Timk&feature=youtu.be And Chancellor George Osborne’s recent confirmation that the Ramparts Business Park will be included in the North East Enterprise Zone is […]

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Annual Investment Allowance set at £200,000

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) provides an immediate deduction to many businesses for the cost of most plant and machinery (not cars) purchased by a business up to an annual limit. The maximum annual amount of the AIA was increased to £500,000 from 1 April 2014 for companies or 6 April 2014 for unincorporated businesses […]

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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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Tax and Crypto Assets

2009 saw the launch of Bitcoin. Originally seen as being just for geeks and possibly hackers, crypto assets are becoming more common and even considered mainstream by many. HMRC has noted this increased interest in crypto assets. If you invest or trade in crypto assets and you pay taxes in the UK, you need to […]