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Apr 26 2017

Major study highlights importance of self-catering business in Scotland

Categories: Leisure

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), of which EQ are delighted to be Trade Supplier members, have published a major study which demonstrates the value of the self-catering sector to the Scottish economy. The study’s key findings include that there are approximately 17,000 self-catering let properties in Scotland which cater for 3.4 million visitor nights more

Apr 14 2017

VAT Flat Rate Scheme – Limited cost trader

Categories: Taxation

Changes are being made to the Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) which take effect from 1 April 2017. These changes may mean that the FRS is less attractive to some businesses and this may result in these businesses deciding to no longer operate under the FRS. In some cases where a trader has voluntarily registered for more

Apr 11 2017

Apprenticeship Levy Update

Categories: Construction

The new Apprenticeship Levy begins from 6 April 2017. This will have to be paid by businesses that have an annual wages bill of over £3m but it is important to note that all businesses, regardless of size, will be able to benefit from the fund. The process for claiming the levy in Scotland will more

Apr 10 2017

Tax-Free Childcare to be rolled out from 28 April 2017

Categories: Taxation

Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, will be launched from 28 April 2017. For every £8 a parent pays in, the government will pay in an extra £2. Parents can receive up to £2,000 per child, per year, towards their childcare costs making a total amount more

Apr 3 2017

Alan Tucker retires after 38 years with EQ

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Alan Tucker retired from EQ at close of business on Friday 31 March 2017, and that evening a dinner (attended by just over 100 clients, colleagues and professional friends) was held to celebrate his career with the firm. Clova Hotel was the venue, where an entertaining evening was had by all. Iain Gordon, Chairman of more

Mar 31 2017

New Partner Appointed at EQ Accountants

Categories: HealthcarePeople

We are delighted to announce the well-deserved promotion of Louise Grant. Louise Grant (38), who heads up our Healthcare team, takes up her position as Partner within the Dundee office on 1 April 2017. Monifieth born and bred, Louise joined the firm as a graduate of Abertay University in 2003. She undertook her examinations with the more

Mar 25 2017

Minimum Wage Rises

Categories: Amber Accounting

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) rates are increasing from 1 April 2017. Employers need to ensure they are paying their employees at least the appropriate NMW or NLW rate. You can find the new rates in the table below. Going forward the NMW and NLW rates will be reviewed annually in April. more