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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 23 October Update – Job Support and Local Lockdown Funding Increased

In his announcement yesterday, the Chancellor outlined the increased support being made available to businesses effected by COVID-19 restrictions. This included bringing more flexibility to the Job Support Scheme, by reducing costs to employers, increasing the funding available to those self-employed and providing grants to businesses that have remained open but who, nevertheless, are experiencing […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 9 October Update – Don’t Miss Claim Deadline Dates

More details are being released in relation to the measures being introduced as part of the Winter Economy Plan that was announced last month. We would also like to remind you that a number of key dates are approaching for making claims and providing information to HMRC for those who are self-employed and also in […]

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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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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 […]