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Mar 20 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the leisure sector

Categories: COVID-19Food & DrinkLeisure

Our EQ Leisure specialists are fully aware of the current devastating effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have been having constant discussions with our leisure clients who are experiencing unprecedented issues. There is no one size fits all, so our leisure team will do anything it can to support you through this difficult period. more

Jan 21 2020

Capitalise on the enhanced AIA limit before it expires

Categories: Food & Drink

Food and Drink producers often operate in a capital-intensive business environment. To continue to grow and invest in new plant and equipment, capital allowances are available which reduce the taxable profit, making investments more attractive. On 1 January 2019, the Government introduced an enhanced Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit, from £200,000 to £1million. The two-year more

Dec 17 2019

A Perfect Pairing – Working with Kitchin Group

Categories: Food & Drink

Guests are always looking for that perfect experience and restaurants are under pressure to go above and beyond to meet customers’ expectations. Firmly established as one of Scotland’s most successful and recognisable restaurant groups, Kitchin Group, based in Edinburgh is home to Tom Kitchin and his family. Awarded as Restaurateur of the Year at the more

Dec 11 2019

Supporting our clients with the growth of their business

Categories: Amber AccountingFood & Drink

As a client’s business portfolio grows, so do the challenges and opportunities, therefore, it is important to have a trusted team of advisors, providing professional and trusted support allowing the business to not only function, but succeed and thrive. That was certainly the case for Brett Lawrence, owner of the award-winning Rocca Deli in St more

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