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Jan 12 2017

Xero Gold Champion Partner

Category: Amber Accounting

Our Amber Accounting team have recently been awarded the status of Xero Gold Champion Partner. Scott Kennedy, the Manager of our Amber Team in Forfar commented, “We are finding that business owners are having increasing demands placed on them, be that from the day-to-day business or regulatory pressures from the likes of HMRC. Using innovative more

Dec 15 2016

A Polished Performance

Category: Healthcare

Setting up a business is a huge step for anyone. But when you’re doing so while holding down full-time posts elsewhere and with limited knowledge of legalities or finance, that step is a little bit more daunting! However, what has driven Patricia Barry-Murphy and Duncan Graham of Dundee throughout their journey is a shared dream, more

Nov 25 2016

Apprenticeship Levy

Category: Amber Accounting

From April 2017, all UK employers with annual gross wage bills of more than £3m will have to pay an apprenticeship levy. The levy is aimed at funding an increased uptake of apprenticeships. The rate of the levy will be 0.5% of the employer’s annual wage bill. The UK Government expects to raise up to more

Nov 25 2016

Apprenticeship Levy

Category: Construction

From April 2017, all UK employers with annual gross wage bills of more than £3m will have to pay an apprenticeship levy. The levy is aimed at funding an increased uptake of apprenticeships. The rate of the levy will be 0.5% of the employer’s annual wage bill. The UK Government expects to raise up to more

Nov 24 2016

Our Autumn Statement summary is now available to download

Category: Taxation

On the Autumn Statement David Morrison, Head of EQ Taxation commented “The Chancellor did not fundamentally change course from measures announced by his predecessor George Osborne. One of the most significant changes Philip Hammond announced was the timing of the budget – moving the main budget speech to autumn from next year“ To download your more

Nov 23 2016

Key tax announcements of 2016 Autumn Statement

Category: Taxation

This Autumn Statement was effectively a number of firsts. It was Philip Hammond’s first Budget as Chancellor; the first Budget of the Theresa May Government; and the first fiscal statement since the vote for Brexit. It was also the first time since 2010 (when George Osborne became Chancellor) that investment spending was more important than more