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Jan 5 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Deadline Dates

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19Payroll

It was announced on 17 December that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of April‌‌ 2021. The criteria will remain unchanged, following the same guidelines that are currently in place with the government continuing to pay 80% of unworked hours for furloughed employees, up to £2,500 per month. If you intend to use the more

Dec 17 2020

Further extension to furlough and loan schemes

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended by one month, until the end of April 2021. The criteria will remain unchanged, following the same guidelines that are currently in place with the government continuing to pay 80% of unworked hours for furloughed employees, up to £2,500 more

Dec 14 2020

We supported Dunedin Advisory to transition to an Employee Ownership Trust

Categories: ProfessionsTaxation

We have assisted restructuring and insolvency specialists Dunedin Advisory in their transition to become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Since making the decision to become an EOT, the firm’s staff have fully engaged in the goal of strengthening and developing not only the business but their future personal development too. With offices in Dundee, Glenrothes and Glasgow, Dunedin more

Dec 9 2020

Is your architecture firm ‘missing out’ on securing R&D tax relief?

Categories: ProfessionsTaxation

Architecture firms can often use experimental processes to achieve the desired outcome for their projects, yet many are missing out on a tax relief which rewards the very thing that many within the architecture industry consider to be just ‘part of the process’. Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are a government-backed initiative designed to encourage more

Dec 2 2020

Corporate Finance activity in holiday park sector

Categories: Corporate FinanceLeisure

At EQ, we act as specialist holiday park advisers to the sector and are members of the British Homes and Holiday Park Association (BH&HPA). Despite the ongoing pandemic, we’ve seen a variety of activity within the sector over the last 6 months, particularly in relation to financing development or acquisitions. We’ve summarised the main themes more

Nov 30 2020

VAT Payment Deferral

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19Taxation

As announced by the Chancellor in his Winter Economy Plan, businesses that deferred their VAT payments earlier this year will now have the option to pay in smaller increments over a longer period. Those that deferred VAT due from 20 March to 30 June initially had until 31 March 2021 to fully pay any outstanding more

Nov 24 2020

Supporting our clients, Peacehill Farming Limited

Categories: AgricultureCorporate Finance

Peacehill Farming Limited is a large and diverse family run company based in Wormit, Fife. The Forster family have farmed at Peacehill since 1926, now in the 4th generation, the business is run by Ross Forster in conjunction with his wife Emma and parents, Peter and Mary. We have acted for the family for over 20 more

Nov 16 2020

Making the most of the increased AIA limit extension

Categories: LeisureTaxation

With many leisure and hospitality businesses either closed or working on reduced capacity due to COVID-19, and the recent extension of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit, now is the time to review your planned capital expenditure to avoid missing out on valuable tax relief. The AIA limit of £1m was due to drop back more