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Longest serving member of staff retires

Colin Frame & Sylvia Dougall Greaves West & Ayre has bid a fond farewell to its longest serving member of staff. Sylvia Dougall retired after working for an amazing 481/2 years in the admin team. Sylvia, who is married to John, joined Greaves West & Ayre in 1967 as a typist. Prior to that she […]

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Residential Reductions

One of the welcome announcements in the Autumn Statement included the immediate reform of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the purchase of residential property. Until this announcement SDLT was charged at a single percentage of the price paid for the property, depending on the rate band within which the purchase price falls. This created […]

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More NIC savings ahead

2014/15 introduced the Employer Allowance, an up to £2,000 saving on Employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (ERNIC) for many businesses and for charities. As the tax year draws to a close it is worth checking whether your business was entitled to claim and ensuring the claim has been made. This allowance continues into 2015/16 […]

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Northumberland County Show 2015

Our summer show season got off to a good start at The Northumberland County Show at Bywell on Monday 25th May. We had a great time catching up with clients and acquaintances and enjoyed a delicious hog roast provided by The Juicy Meat Company. We would like to thank GrainCo Ltd for letting us share […]

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Improving the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

In Budget 2014 the Government announced that it would consult on options to improve the operation of the CIS and on the introduction of mandatory online CIS filing for contractors. The consultation has now taken place and the legislative process will commence in April 2015. Turnover test for gross payment status Currently the turnover test […]

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