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Oct 29 2020

Nightclubs and Soft Play Areas to benefit from the COVID-19 Contingency Fund

Categories: COVID-19HealthcareLeisure

As part of the Scottish Government’s £40m Coronavirus Restriction Fund to support businesses affected by the latest COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a one-off grant offered to nightclubs and soft play centres. The £11m COVID-19 Contingency Fund is the first phase of business grants, offering one-off grants of up to £50,000 for businesses in both sectors who more

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

Aug 25 2020

Transitional support fund for childcare providers

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

The Scottish Government recently announced the Transitional Support Fund to help childcare providers in the private, voluntary and not-for-profit sectors to meet the extra costs incurred to comply with public health guidance in response to COVID-19. The grant could help with costs for increased cleaning, investment in additional equipment for outdoor space or adaptions to the more

Aug 20 2020

R&D claim secured for new healthcare client

Categories: HealthcareTaxation

We recently assisted a new healthcare client with their first R&D claim after they contacted our EQ Taxperts to discuss whether they were eligible. The business was set up as a company, so as it was subject to UK corporation tax it could therefore make a claim if it met other criteria to qualify for more

Aug 13 2020

How we’ve been supporting our clients, Happy Days Nursery

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

At EQ, our clients are our priority and we remain in constant contact, offering relevant advice and support every step of the way. One of those clients is Happy Days Nursery, a family run children’s nursery in Dundee owned by sisters, Debbie Clark and Paula Williamson, that allows children to explore, discover and ‘think big’, without more

Jul 27 2020

Improve your dental practices’ cashflow

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

In March, dental practices had to immediately stop seeing patients, except for emergency treatment, which led to unprecedented revenue loss across the sector. We discuss some of the options available that can improve your dental practices’ cashflow. Government support The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) presented potential issues for dentists who applied for the grant on more