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Oct 1 2021

COVID-19 Ventilation Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government has announced a new £25 million COVID-19 Ventilation Fund that will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises where people come into close proximity, such as in the hospitality and leisure sectors, to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. The fund will provide both grants and advice to help companies more

Aug 25 2021

National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2021

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

To support agricultural businesses that have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19 and Brexit, and help maintain vital cash flow within the rural economy, the Scottish Government have launched the 2021 National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS21) loan scheme. The loan offer letters will be sent to eligible farmers and crofters from the middle more

Jul 21 2021

The fifth and final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant

Categories: COVID-19

The Government has now published details in relation to the fifth and final Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant. The portal for claiming this grant is expected to open by the end of this month and claims must be made by 30 September 2021. Who is eligible? Those who were eligible for the fourth grant more

Jul 15 2021

The Kreston Charities COVID-19 Survey Report findings

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

The results from the survey carried out by the Kreston Charities Group, which includes our EQ Charities team, that act for over 2,000 charities across the UK, paints a mixed picture of the financial health of the charity sector but with a confident outlook for the future. The Kreston Charities COVID-19 Survey gave charities across the UK the more

Jul 9 2021

Supporting our client, Shelley Booth

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

At EQ, we have spent the past 16 months supporting our clients through turbulent times, but despite what has been going on, some of our clients have used this time to explore new opportunities to ensure their business not only survives, but flourishes through this pandemic. One of these clients is Shelley Booth, who successfully more

Jul 7 2021

The Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Earlier this year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new £25 million tourism recovery programme to support the sector’s recovery from the pandemic. Developed by the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG), in collaboration with members of the Tourism Task Force, the first fund to be launched is the Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund. The Tourism Leadership more

Jul 6 2021

Employer contribution changes to the CJRS

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19Payroll

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended until 30 September 2021, with employers asked to contribute towards the cost of their furloughed employees’ wages from July onwards. As a reminder, we’ve highlighted the changes in the table below: *If the employee is furloughed for 100% of their working hours. The timetable will change if, for more