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Nov 22 2019

The rise of contactless payments

Categories: Food & DrinkTaxation

Contactless payments are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the food and drink industry, where it is estimated that half of all debit card transactions are contactless. In the UK, contactless payments on debit and credit cards have a maximum limit of £30 however mobile payment methods, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, are better more

Sep 24 2019

We are proud to co-sponsor Angus Brewfest alongside Thorntons

Categories: EQ NewsFood & Drink

We are proud to again co-sponsor Forfar’s answer to Oktoberfest – Angus Brewfest, an annual food and drinks festival taking place at Strathmore Hall in John Street. Sponsored by Thorntons Solicitors and EQ Chartered Accountants, this year’s live music entertainment includes ‘Dogs off the Lead’ – an unplugged acoustic set performed by local band Dog more

Sep 13 2019

Helping our food & drink clients explore ‘untapped’ tax savings

Categories: Food & DrinkTaxation

Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are a government incentive designed to reward UK companies for investing in innovation and we urge food and drink businesses to explore the potentially significant tax savings often associated with manufacturing or scientific companies. Our Taxperts have claimed over £0.5M R&D tax savings for 13 food and drink clients within the last more

Sep 10 2019

Helping our clients with their long-term goals

Categories: Food & Drink

There can be many reasons businesses look to diversify, whether to generate further income, use surplus assets, increase their portfolio or take advantage of a growing trend. Of course, any new enterprise requires careful consideration and advice in relation to finance, tax, business structure and strategy. The Cuthbert family have been clients of EQ for more

May 30 2019

Environmental Initiatives set to impact Hospitality Industry Margins?

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

In February 2019, The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) launched its consultation on the bottle deposit scheme adopted from successful schemes in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. The scheme aims to cut plastic bottle and can pollution by introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) with packaging manufacturers paying the more

May 1 2019

Supporting ‘Agritourism’ and rural businesses across Scotland

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

Our privileged position as tax advisors and accountants to many rural businesses throughout Scotland’s wonderful landscape has allowed us to be involved in advising clients on a range of leisure sector projects, often diversification enterprises from the main rural business. These projects have included tourism accommodation, shops and cafes, and events venues. As Scotland’s tourism more

Mar 29 2019

EQ Expand Food & Drink Reach

Categories: Food & Drink

EQ has a long tradition of supplying advisory services to the food and drink sector in Scotland and we view this as a key sector for the Scottish economy in future, with exports at an all-time high. Our expertise in agriculture positions the firm at the start of the food chain but over the past more