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Oct 19 2020

The latest CDO letter brings good news to the Dental sector

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, has written an open letter to the Dental sector confirming that as of Sunday 1 November, dental contractors (dentists and corporate dental bodies) will be able to provide a full range of dental treatments to NHS patients. This follows on from the recent publication of the Scottish Dental Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) ‘Review of more

Sep 30 2020

Further support for self-employed dental practitioners

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has unveiled the Winter Economy Plan, which outlined the additional government support to self-employed dental practitioners. Part of this plan is to extend the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) which will provide critical support to the self-employed dental sector. The grant will be limited to self-employed individuals who are currently more

Sep 23 2020

A golden era for farm borrowing?

Categories: Agriculture

Farming is a capital intensive industry with money required to fund land, buildings, machinery and stock. More recently, many businesses will have also borrowed to invest in on farm renewables. The latest statistics available from 2018 show that bank advances to Scottish agriculture totalled £2.34bn. To put this in context, the area of crops and more

Sep 17 2020

How we’ve been supporting our clients, Kerr’s Dairy

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

Despite the challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have continued with their plans for growth. That was the case for one of our clients, Kerr’s Dairy, a family run Dundee-headquartered business that supplies the finest quality dairy products direct to your door. Founded by Sandy Kerr in 1900, the business has spanned five generations more

Sep 7 2020

Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme

Categories: Agriculture

Many of our agricultural clients often ask about grant opportunities. These are not as frequent or as generous as they once were, however the Scottish Government have just launched their Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS). This pilot grant scheme opens for application today (7th September) and will be close at midnight on 11 October more

Sep 1 2020

The Digital Development Loan

Categories: COVID-19Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses operate. Whether it’s more health and safety measures on site, meeting clients over Zoom, or working from home – technology has proved to be a valuable asset in surviving the pandemic. The pandemics disruption of supply chains can result in significant loss of revenue but investing in more

Aug 28 2020

How we’ve been supporting our clients, Balbirnie House Hotel

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors during these unprecedented times. At EQ, we have been working hard to ensure we provide relevant support and advice to ensure our clients weather the storm and are able to welcome back their own customers. One of those clients is Balbirnie House Hotel, an more