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Sep 22 2017

Double Success for Verdant Spirits Limited

Categories: EQ News

EQ clients Verdant Spirits Limited were toasting double success last week at the inaugural Scottish Gin Awards, not only picking up the Gold medal in the London Dry Gin category, but then being awarded the main prize of the evening; “Gin of the Year”. Founding Director Andrew Mackenzie and his team, including his partner Judy more

Sep 14 2017

Farm finance health check

Categories: Agriculture

It is now over a year since the Bank of England cut the bank lending base rate to just 0.25% in the wake of the EU referendum result. We are now seeing reduced finance costs on many of the accounts we are currently preparing as a consequence, helping to boost profitability for those businesses heavily more

Sep 13 2017

A huge welcome to our new recruits

Categories: People

Our seven new Chartered Accountancy trainees recently gathered at our Dundee office for training. Our new recruits will be spread across all offices, with two trainees based in Dundee, Forfar and Glenrothes and one in Cupar. While providing opportunities in the local area, the investment in trainees will also help support the future growth of the more

Sep 4 2017

TIGA calls for Development Fund

Categories: Technology

TIGA, the trade association that represents the video games industry, is asking the government to create a new UK fund to provide development monies. This follows on from a recent round of European funding where a number of UK studios received grant aid. TIGA chief executive, Dr Richard Wilson, said there is a need for more

Aug 31 2017

Tax free gains on sale of land?

Categories: Agriculture

We often have clients who sell off small pockets of land, with the land normally being acquired by someone wishing to expand their garden or improve access to their property for example. We often have clients who sell off small pockets of land, with the land normally being acquired by someone wishing to expand their more

Aug 30 2017

Know your employment status

Categories: Healthcare

It has become the industry norm that dental professionals, whether it be a dental associate, hygienist or therapist are treated as self employed for tax purposes, and rarely employed. You may ask yourself why this is the case and whether, with the recent legal rulings, this employment status will continue to be accepted by HM more

Aug 29 2017

Inheritance tax relief of Furnished Holiday Lets receives another blow

Categories: LeisureTaxation

A recent tax case before the First Tier Tribunal has poured further doubt on the availability of inheritance tax relief on properties let as furnished holiday accommodation (FHLs). Business Property Relief (BPR) can provide 100% relief against inheritance tax where a business activity is deemed to be “wholly or mainly trading”. If a business activity more

Aug 24 2017

‘Appy to Pay

Categories: Technology

Although card payments are widely accepted in most retail outlets, there are some which still only accept cash due to the expense to the retailer; initial upfront costs plus ongoing charges. This can be a frustration for the customer and potentially lead to lost custom. To combat this, Worldpay have release an app, My Business more