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Dec 9 2021

Main announcements from the Scottish Budget 2022-23

Categories: Taxation

Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, delivered the Scottish Budget for 2022/23 to the Scottish Parliament on 9 December 2021. The main areas prioritised in this Scottish Budget were business recovery, the transition to “net zero” carbon emissions and tackling child poverty, with the doubling of the Scottish child payment having already been announced. We’ve highlighted the more

Nov 18 2021

ALTAR Group make the move to employee ownership

Categories: Taxation

We recently supported marketing, design, and digital agency, ALTAR Group, to hand over the business to their dedicated and driven employees. Dundee based ALTAR Group is comprised of Avian, a design and brand development studio; Blue2 Digital, a web-design, development, and digital marketing agency; Ginger PR, a public relations and communication agency, and Kolabo, a more

Nov 11 2021

Wee Blue Coo are a happy herd following its move to employee ownership

Categories: Taxation

Our clients Wee Blue Coo Ltd, a print and design firm based in Edinburgh, has rewarded its employees with the keys to the business following their hard work during the global pandemic. Launched from the living room of couple Bob and Joelle Kirkpatrick in the middle of the 2008 financial crash; Wee Blue Coo Ltd has more

Oct 27 2021

Budget Update – “The Prosecco Promise”

Categories: Taxation

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, was in upbeat mood as he delivered his Budget speech earlier this afternoon. Buoyed by optimistic OBR economic forecasts for the next 5 years, he reeled off a series of spending rounds on health, childcare, education, innovation and hospitality. At the time of writing, without press releases being available, what was most more

Oct 20 2021

Possible changes for associate dentists

Categories: HealthcareTaxation

Many dentists in general practice work as associates, who pay a licence fee to a practice for use of the premises, equipment, materials and staff under an agreed contract with a practice. The British Dental Association (BDA) have a standard contract for this relationship and HMRC use this to operate a concession that automatically classifies them more

Sep 30 2021

Supporting ICS2 to move to employee ownership

Categories: Taxation

Our clients, Dundee-based cable manufacturing firm, ICS2 Cables has handed ownership of the business to its employees through an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), with the whole process being completed in just six months. Established in 2002, ICS2 Cables was originally based in Glenrothes before moving to larger premises in Dundee. Before its fifth anniversary the more

Sep 8 2021

Date confirmed for Autumn Budget 2021

Categories: EQ NewsTaxation

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the next Budget will be on Wednesday 27 October, around a month earlier than had been anticipated. The announcement on the funding of social care yesterday was a clear signal of intent that the UK Government is looking at the funding of the pandemic. So what might be on more