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Aug 13 2018

1976 all over again?

Categories: Agriculture

With prices rising across a range of commodities Scott Greig looks at potential ways to manage the tax issues following from improved profitability. Many are already likening 2018 to 1976 when, for those old enough to remember, a prolonged drought led to reduced potato yields which was more than compensated for by a sharp increase more

Jul 5 2018

We’ve got it Figured

Categories: AgricultureAmber Accounting

EQ are delighted to be recognised as the UK’s first Gold Partner with cloud farm financial management provider – Figured (www.figured.com), which launched in the UK this month. Figured was established in New Zealand and now also operates in Australia and the US. The UK market is one they were keen to move into and we more

Jun 26 2018

Thinking of buying a farm this summer?

Categories: Agriculture

In this article, our partner, Mark Wilken looks at some of the issues to consider before making an offer. Early summer is when most farms are looking their best. It is therefore no surprise that farms for sale normally come to market at this time of year, with agents aiming to seduce prospective buyers with glossy more

May 11 2018

Working with ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ James Fairlie

Categories: Agriculture

As a farmer, James Fairlie is accustomed to risk, uncertainty and change. However, James, who runs the operations at the Kirkton of Monikie Farm in Angus, along with his father, Iain, has cemented his future by embarking on a new business project which complements his day-to-day farm work. James (29), who won ‘Young Farmer of more

Feb 27 2018

Innovations in Farming – a look to future farming in Scotland

Categories: Agriculture

The fifteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference hosted delegates from across Scotland’s agriculture sector when it took place on Thursday 8 February at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa. The conference title was ‘Innovations in Farming’ and each of the conference’s four speakers addressed this over-riding theme from the context of their own positions within agriculture. more

Dec 18 2017

Farming Scotland Conference – Innovations in Farming

Categories: Agriculture

The fifteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at Carnoustie, Angus, with a focus on innovation and sustainable farming. As organisers and co-sponsors of the event, along with Bell Ingram, Thorntons and The Royal Bank of Scotland, EQ are delighted to be involved in bringing agriculture sector leaders to more

Oct 2 2017

Sporting rates notices to be issued

Categories: Agriculture

Landowners and managers can expect Valuation Notices for sporting rates for 2017/18 to arrive through their letterbox over the coming days, with the first phase being issued from 2 October 2017 onwards. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 reintroduced sporting rates to Scotland after a 22 year absence. ‘Return of Information Request’ forms were issued more

Sep 14 2017

Farm finance health check

Categories: Agriculture

It is now over a year since the Bank of England cut the bank lending base rate to just 0.25% in the wake of the EU referendum result. We are now seeing reduced finance costs on many of the accounts we are currently preparing as a consequence, helping to boost profitability for those businesses heavily more