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Nov 24 2017

Our Autumn Budget Summary 2017 is now available to download

Categories: Taxation

Chancellor, Philip Hammond presented his Autumn Budget to Parliament on 22 November 2017. We have put together a Budget Summary that covers the key tax changes announced in the Chancellor’s speech and includes tables of the main rates and allowances. You can download a copy of our Autumn Budget Summary 2017 here. Now we can more

Nov 22 2017

Our Autumn Budget 2017 Commentary

Categories: Taxation

Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his latest Budget earlier today with his usual dry wit and good natured barbs directed at the other side of the Commons. In tax terms, little of real note, and as usual, a careful review of press releases and announcements will be required.  At an initial glance, we would note: – more

Oct 20 2017

Winners of Most Innovative Large Firm of the year

Categories: EQ News

We are delighted to be awarded ‘Most Innovative Large Firm’ at the 2020 Annual Innovation Awards for our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. The award was presented to our Managers Rachel Bell, Scott Greig, Sarah Millar and Michael Stephenson at a gala dinner in Birmingham last night (Thursday 19 October 2017). 2020 Innovation is a more

Oct 6 2017

Call for New Games Fund following Major Review

Categories: Technology

A large scale review recently carried out at the request of the UK Government has recommended that almost £24 million of new funding should be provided to extend the work of the UK Games Fund based in Dundee. The review found that 300,000 jobs had been generated in the five years between 2011 and 2015 more

Oct 6 2017

Auto-enrolment – Are you ready?

Categories: Amber Accounting

Auto-enrolment (AE) was introduced for large employers in 2012. The provisions compel employers to register with The Pension Regulator (TPR) (www.tpr.gov.uk/registration), and ultimately provide adequate provision for employee pensions through an AE process. Employees can opt out, and certain jobholders can have their inclusion in the process postponed, but the responsibility lies firmly with employers more

Oct 5 2017

Finalist for Most Innovative Large Firm of the Year

Categories: EQ News

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the ‘Most Innovative Large Firm’ category of the 2020 Annual Innovation Awards for our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. 2020 Innovation is a long established UK wide training provider to the accountancy profession, with several hundred member firms across the country. We were more

Oct 3 2017

Be rewarded for reducing construction waste in your business

Categories: Construction

Construction businesses in Scotland are being offered free waste prevention support from Resource Efficient Scotland. Resource Efficient Scotland, a support programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) identify opportunities to reduce waste and save money through on-site support. Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and more

Oct 2 2017

Sporting rates notices to be issued

Categories: Agriculture

Landowners and managers can expect Valuation Notices for sporting rates for 2017/18 to arrive through their letterbox over the coming days, with the first phase being issued from 2 October 2017 onwards. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 reintroduced sporting rates to Scotland after a 22 year absence. ‘Return of Information Request’ forms were issued more