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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 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

Jul 28 2020

Why keeping in contact and technology are vital in current times

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

Recent times have shown how important it is to keep in contact with your key advisors. Although our EQ Agriculture team were disappointed not being able to meet our clients at the summer show circuit, we have still maintained regular contact whether it be in relation to COVID-19 support measures, or other business issues as more

Jul 20 2020

National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2020

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

To support farmers and crofters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that a National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2020 (NBPSS20) will deliver the equivalent of 95% of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Greening monies to farmers as early as September this year. The scheme will give farmers access to vital financial more

Jul 10 2020

Are you interested in diversifying your farming business?

Categories: Agriculture

With the nature of farming being unpredictable and often challenging, more farmers have considered diversifying their business. This could be in the form of renewable energy, holiday lets or even using farm waste to manufacture products. It’s important to consider how this will complement traditional farming practices, how the investment will be funded and the more

Jun 30 2020

Change to Entrepreneurs’ Relief – things just got BADR

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

With the country’s attention focused on COVID-19, the change to Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) announced in the budget on 11 March has gone largely unnoticed. ER provided a reduced rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of a business or interest in a business, with the normal rate of CGT being reduced from 20% more

May 29 2020

Main Sponsors of the Scottish Agricultural Show Online

Categories: AgricultureEQ News

As leading providers of accountancy, tax and business advisory services to agriculture businesses across Scotland, we are delighted to be confirmed as main sponsors of the Scottish Agricultural Show Online. The bespoke website for the show will launch on Friday 29th May, with the show itself taking place on 3rd and 4th July 2020. The show will more