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Mar 5 2020

Working together to support technology start ups

Categories: TaxationTechnology

The owner of an American company wanted to set up a new UK subsidiary, in partnership with a Scottish University, and approached EQ to discuss how best to structure. After early discussions, it became clear that funding was an issue that needed to be addressed. The possibility of setting the company up to secure EIS more

Jan 28 2020

Corporate Finance Deal Done!

Categories: Corporate FinanceTechnology

We recently helped facilitate a £7.6 million company sale for a client in the technology sector. Our client is a Scottish company which is at the forefront of a niche sector. The business was owned by a combination of institutional investors and key employees (via an EMI scheme which EQ had previously implemented), and the more

Oct 29 2019

Electric Vehicles – a tax efficient employee benefit

Categories: TaxationTechnology

Following on from our previous article which considered the tax implications of purchasing a car for use in your business, we now discuss why it is the optimum time to purchase an Electric Vehicle (EV). According to Auto Express, some of the best EV’s to buy in 2019 include brands such as Tesla, Jaguar, Mercedes more

Sep 19 2019

Supporting you through the funding process

Categories: Technology

The grant funding process can require total project costs and details of the amount of funding that is required, along with a breakdown of the projects work, timescales and potential future benefits that will arise on completion of the project. This can be time consuming and if not completed correctly, and on time, can delay or more

Aug 29 2019

Electric vehicles – what are the benefits?

Categories: TaxationTechnology

Climate change is high on everyone’s agenda and with transport accounting for a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions, interest in Electric Vehicles (EV) is increasing. We are frequently asked to outline the financial and tax benefits of choosing an EV over a conventional vehicle. In Scotland, there are benefits for individuals, and for businesses, more

Aug 14 2019

Helping bring the 2nd Kirriemuir Scout Group into the digital age

Categories: BookkeepingCharitiesTechnology

Scouting, or the Scout Movement, is a registered charity which attracts many young people worldwide, including Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham as previous members. Currently there are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme more

Jul 23 2019

Calls for extension to UK Games Fund

Categories: Technology

The trade association for the UK games sector, TIGA, has called on the UK government to continue the UK Games Fund beyond its March 2020 end date. The UK Games Fund is based in Dundee, and has already helped more than 70 studios. The French Government have launched a campaign to attract businesses to move to more

Jun 20 2019

How access to funding has increased the number of start-up Games Studios

Categories: Technology

TIGA recently carried out new research that shows the number of games studios has increased in the last year by 5.7%. Perhaps, as would be expected of the sector, the research also showed a large number of start-ups and closures. The Chief Executive of TIGA, Dr Richard Wilson, commented: “The rise in start-ups is due more