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Jun 29 2020

Our guide to help leisure businesses out of lockdown

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

On 24 June, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that pubs, beer gardens, restaurants and other leisure businesses can open in July, with detailed guidance being provided. As members of various leisure associations including ASSC, BH&HPA and Scotland Food & Drink, we have been supporting our leisure sector clients and other members of these associations to make sure they are more

Jun 23 2020

HMRC updates guidance on Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme during COVID-19

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

Many churches are currently facing severe financial pressures as a direct result of COVID-19 as traditional income streams from lettings and face-to-face fundraising dry up. Concerns have been raised by the Charity Tax Group (CTG), which makes representation to the government on charity taxation issues, about the operation of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme more

Jun 16 2020

The Bed & Breakfast Hardship Fund now open for applications

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government’s new hardship fund launched today to help Bed & Breakfast and Small Serviced Accommodation Providers affected by COVID-19, that do not have business bank accounts. The Bed & Breakfast Hardship Fund is designed to help those who have not been able to access support through other schemes, offering successful applicants a one-off payment more

Jun 12 2020

Welcomed announcement for tourism businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy & Tourism, Fergus Ewing confirmed that tourism businesses should prepare for a provisional return to trading on 15 July, however this is conditional on moving to the third phase of the Scottish Government route map for easing lockdown restrictions. A new Scottish Recovery Tourism Taskforce will assist with the ongoing reset more

Jun 4 2020

Summary of support measures for healthcare businesses

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Healthcare businesses across all professions have been overtly affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and our EQ Healthcare team have been working to make sure our clients receive the relevant support and funding available to them. We have assisted a number of our healthcare clients with applications for various loans and grant funding, including the Pivotal more

May 29 2020

Main Sponsors of the Scottish Agricultural Show Online

Categories: AgricultureEQ News

As leading providers of accountancy, tax and business advisory services to agriculture businesses across Scotland, we are delighted to be confirmed as main sponsors of the Scottish Agricultural Show Online. The bespoke website for the show will launch on Friday 29th May, with the show itself taking place on 3rd and 4th July 2020. The show will more