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Dec 1 2020

Supporting our clients, Tayside Forestry

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

At EQ, our clients continue to be our priority and we work closely with them to ensure we can offer our support and advice. One such client, Tayside Forestry, is one of the UK’s largest Christmas tree growers based at Templeton Farm. The family business is now run by Brian Hughes, son of Gordon Hughes more

Nov 27 2020

Are you considering selling your furnished holiday let?

Categories: Leisure

If you are thinking of taking advantage of the high housing prices and selling your furnished holiday let (FHL) in the next few years, you may qualify for Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR). The relief allows the capital gain to be taxed at a flat rate of 10%, compared to up to 28% for a more

Nov 16 2020

Making the most of the increased AIA limit extension

Categories: LeisureTaxation

With many leisure and hospitality businesses either closed or working on reduced capacity due to COVID-19, and the recent extension of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit, now is the time to review your planned capital expenditure to avoid missing out on valuable tax relief. The AIA limit of £1m was due to drop back more

Nov 10 2020

How we’ve been supporting our clients, Sandy Smith Golf

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The leisure industry has been heavily impacted by COVID-19, with many having to close their doors during some of their most lucrative months. At EQ, we have worked closely with our clients to provide relevant support and advice to ensure they are able to welcome back their own customers as soon as it is safe more

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

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

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

Aug 26 2020

The Hotel Support Programme opens

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As previously announced, the Scottish Government promised a £14m Hotel Recovery Programme to support some of Scotland’s larger hotels. Today (Wednesday 26 August), full details have been released as the new ‘Hotel Support Programme’ opens. The programme is highly targeted and can be used alongside other COVID-19 support schemes. It is intended to help a number of more