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A Century Past – a New Decade Ahead

As we start a new decade, we have been reflecting back on the last 10 decades of Greaves West & Ayre. We hope that you were able to join us at the various events we held over the 12  months of our centenary celebrations. We have also tried to keep a permanent record of what  […]

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29 February – Extra Days Pay for Some

There are many different superstitions related to leap years and 29 February. From the well-known tradition of women proposing to men and the less well known old Scottish saying “leap year was ne’er a good sheep year.” However there is one question that should be taken more seriously. Are employees entitled to an extra day’s […]

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Scottish Budget 2020/21 – Headlines

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament saw the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes, deliver her maiden Budget speech. The event proved to be unique as it was the first ever Scottish Budget delivered prior to its UK equivalent. As a result, the full picture remains unclear until the UK Budget on 11 March. […]

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National Living Wage increase – be prepared and plan

The Government has announced that the National Living Wage (NLM) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are to increase from April 2020. The increased rates were recommended by the Low Pay Commission, an independent body that advises the government about the NLM and NMW. The important figures are as follows: the National Living Wage (for […]

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A Year of Giving

Throughout our 100-year history we have supported the neighbourhoods surrounding Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington where our offices are located. We believe it’s important to give back to our local communities and we take pride in our support of many of our area’s organisations. As we wrap up 2019 and wave farewell to our centenary […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 7 April 2020

Although no new business support has been announced overnight, we are continuing to receive further clarity on existing measures. Some positive news we have received from a number of clients is that they have applied for and already received funding via the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.  If you […]


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Avoid the Cost of HMRC Investigation

Tax investigations by HMRC have been on the rise for a number of years. Anyone can be selected for an investigation by HMRC, whether you are a business, a director or an individual taxpayer. What does an investigation involve and why does it happen? Put simply, a tax investigation is when HMRC decides to take […]