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Read our latest Practice News as well as sector specific and accountancy updates from across the UK.

Be Vigilant to the Rise in Phishing Scams

We have always been an advocate of IT security and data protection. And now, the COVID-19 crisis has created a nirvana-like world for many scammers who see it as an opportunity to profit. In March the City of London Police reported a 400% increase in scams related to COVID-19 cashing in on people’s fears and […]

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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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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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Tax and Crypto Assets

2009 saw the launch of Bitcoin. Originally seen as being just for geeks and possibly hackers, crypto assets are becoming more common and even considered mainstream by many. HMRC has noted this increased interest in crypto assets. If you invest or trade in crypto assets and you pay taxes in the UK, you need to […]