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Respond to SEISS trading cessation emails by 20 November

Information as of 20 November In October, HMRC emailed approximately 24,000 self employed individuals who had made a claim via the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) asking if they were still trading. If you have received such a notification, HMRC require a response by 20 November, which is via an online form, or you […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 17 November Update – Funding for Businesses Affected by Latest Restrictions

As the news is announced in relation to the increased restrictions in certain areas of Scotland, information confirming that applications are now open for funding available to businesses affected by today’s statement as well as earlier restrictions will be welcome by many. Similar funding was announced by the UK Government last week and we have […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 5 November Update – Furlough Extended and SEISS Increased

As you may be aware, this afternoon the Chancellor has announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) along with an increase to the next grant for the self-employed (SEISS) to 80% of average profits across its three-month period. The statement identified the broad elements of the changes to be made, however we […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 2 November Update – England Lockdown: UK Government Announcement

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement at the weekend and the new controls in Scotland coming into force today, we are once again preparing for the repercussions. We want to reassure you that the health and future of our staff and clients remains our priority.  As we are considered a ‘key business’ we do have a […]

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Nightclubs and Soft Play Centres in Scotland first to benefit from COVID-19 Business Contingency Fund

Nightclubs and soft play centres that have been closed by law since March in Scotland will be the first sectors to benefit from the Scottish COVID-19 Business Contingency Fund. The one-off grants will be linked to rateable value and any businesses operating across more than one premises will be able to claim one full grant, […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 17 June

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 17 June: Eviction Protection for Commercial Tenants (England only) – the ban on landlords evicting firms for unpaid commercial rent is being extended For each measure […]


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Global Markets Performance Update – 2021 Quarter 1

During a year like no other, we are feeling quite buoyed by how we managed our operations during 2020. The saying “change is the only constant in life” has certainly been proved time and time again over the past 12 months. As we write our latest quarterly update, the sense of optimism feels greater than […]