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May 24 2016

Scottish Hotel Awards – Success of EQ Client

Categories: Leisure

The 13th annual Scottish Hotel Awards, which celebrate the incredible talent and outstanding service found within the Scottish Hotel industry, were held recently at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh and EQ would like to congratulate all the fantastic businesses and individuals who were recognised on the night. Whilst EQ are delighted for all the more

May 20 2016

Case Study on VAT Treatment of Serviced Plots

Categories: Property & Construction

Our client had a few acres of bare land with outline planning permission for 12 houses. He could have sold the bare land to developers and received £1.2m. If he paid for services to be put in and connected up to each plot he would be able to sell the serviced plots for at least more

May 12 2016

Scottish Dental Show 2016!

Categories: Healthcare

EQ healthcare will be attending the Scottish Dental Show this weekend for the second consecutive year. The show is held at Braehead Arena, Glasgow, and it’s expected to welcome more than 2,000 dental professionals. EQ healthcare is experiencing a lot of activity in the dental sector and is currently involved with a number of exciting more

Apr 25 2016

£110m of work up for grabs in Edinburgh

Categories: Property & Construction

Construction companies in the Edinburgh area are being urged to apply early if they are to share in a £110 million boom of work in the city. Over the coming year, Robertson Partnership Homes and Robertson Central will be working on a number of high-profile projects in the capital, covering housing, regeneration, research facilities, waste more

Mar 15 2016

Changes to the Charities SORP

Categories: Charities

On 2 February 2016, the Charities SORP Committee issued Update Bulletin 1. It was always intended that the Charities SORP (FRSSE), an option for smaller charities issued at the same time as the Charities SORP (FRS102), would only have a life of one year. All indications late last year were that there would be no more

Mar 8 2016

Dividend tax changes – inform your donors

Categories: Charities

From 6 April 2016 the dividend tax credit will be abolished. At the moment, there is a 10% credit associated with dividends and this can be treated as tax paid when considering whether sufficient tax has been paid for a donor to make a Gift Aid declaration. When this credit disappears, donors can no longer more

Feb 24 2016

GP Benchmarking Report 2015

Categories: Healthcare

EQ Healthcare is delighted to announce the publication of its GP Practices Benchmarking Report 2015. Produced in association with Kreston UK, the report explores statistics compiled from 131 practices across the UK. EQ’s expert in medical practices, John Langlands, commented “given that general practitioners continue to experience huge work pressures with a lack of locum more

Jan 12 2016

CIS errors by contractors raises £154m in unpaid tax

Categories: Property & Construction

HMRC’s yield from tax investigations into the construction industry rose by 17% to £154.2m in the last year, up from £131m the previous year as self-employed builders and sub-contractors are targeted by HMRC. The amount collected from HMRC’s investigations in the construction sector has more than doubled in the last five years, up from £66.9m more