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IEE Employer Fund – Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, and West Lothian

Capital City Partnership, is the Integrated Employer Engagement (IEE) lead across the Edinburgh South East Scotland (ESES) City Region Deal. The Partnership has developed a small grants programme to support micro-businesses across the six local authority areas of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, and West Lothian. Applications are invited from micro-businesses that require […]

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COVID-19: 24 September Update – Rishi Sunak announces Winter Economy Plan

We now know that there will not be the usual Autumn Budget.  Instead, Rishi Sunak has outlined the government’s plan, dubbed the Winter Economy Plan, to support businesses and safeguard employment over the next few months. Included in this update is an overview of the key points to note.  No doubt further details will be […]

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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: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 25 January

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 January: Local Restrictions Support Grants and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payments (England only) Updated with details of grants available during the national restriction period from 5 […]


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Global Markets Performance Update – Quarter 4 2020

Overview Global equity markets continued to rally Value stocks had their best quarter since 2009 The impact of vaccine announcements overshadowed those of further lockdown measures Low returns on government bonds expected to continue. Equities Following last quarter’s rebound, equity markets continued to rally in the fourth quarter of 2020. In spite of government action […]