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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Important Update Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

When SEISS was first announced, the initial guidance provided was that HMRC would contact you in mid-May and that payments would be made in June. However, on Monday 4 May HMRC updated their guidance, which can be found here on the GOV.UK website. The major point to note, is that GWA as your agents are […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 6 May 2020

Good news north of the border today with loan support for Scottish landlords being released and confirmation that the second phase of the Scottish Government’s Small Business Grant Scheme is now open, allowing businesses to claim for multiple properties in addition to the initial one-off grant. We have also taken the opportunity to highlight the […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 4 May 2020

Even though we have probably seen the most extensive government economic intervention in our generation, there are still businesses and individuals who have fallen outside of the measures introduced. This is something we raised with local MPs and MSPs and business organisations at the start of last month. It does appear that some gaps are […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 1 May 2020 – Scottish Hardship Funding

Hardship Fund – Newly Self-employed and SMEs (Scotland only) The Scottish Government confirmed yesterday a wider package of business support for the self-employed and SMEs who are not covered by, or who are struggling to access, existing measures. The three separate funds are open for applications now and will begin to pay out grants in […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 28 April 2020 – Bounce Back Loans

There has been a welcome announcement in relation to the availability of further loans for smaller businesses. The Bounce Back Loan Scheme will hopefully help smaller business manage with today’s environment and also prepare for a future after COVID-19. Bounce Back Loans The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the Bounce Back Loan Scheme to specifically […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 11 August 2020 – Summary of Finance and Business Measures

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  11 August: Kick-starting Tourism  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of the measures and you will […]


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Global Market Investment Update – 2020 Quarter 2

Following a severe sell-off in the first quarter of the year, the second quarter proved to be very strong for equity and credit markets alike.  The markets were bolstered by the huge stimulus provided by global central banks and were further buoyed by the reopening of economies. Additionally, risk hedges, such as sovereign debt and […]