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Nov 21 2023

Changes to Statutory Paternity Leave from April 2024

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Legislation changes to Statutory Paternity Leave (SPL) and Pay (SPP) will take effect from 6 April 2024 allowing employed fathers more flexibility to decide how and when they take their leave. Following consultation in 2019, a new policy led by The Department for Business and Trade which covers Great Britain but not Northern Ireland, will more

Nov 9 2023

How we support our clients, Morgan Patterson Group

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Buying their own dental practice is the ultimate career goal for many dental professionals, with some aspiring to run multiple practices. Whether it’s setting up squat practices, buying into an existing practice or acquiring practices outright, it’s important to have an accountant who can help to navigate the complexities and ensure you are making the more

Nov 3 2023

Warm welcome to our new Chief Executive Officer!

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Nicol as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Craig has worked with EQ as a non-executive director for the last 14 months. Together with all the Partners, he has been focused on the next phase of the firms growth journey. He will lead the organisation with a continued more

Oct 26 2023

Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Categories: Engineering & Manufacturing

Members of our EQ Engineering & Manufacturing team recently attended the Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the SEC in Glasgow. Greg Stapley, Head of EQ Engineering & Manufacturing, commented: “The event was well attended, with exhibitors covering all relevant sectors and industries including automation, robotics, engineering, electronics, 3D printing etc. There were also more

Oct 17 2023

Video Games Expenditure Credit

Categories: Technology

Video Games Expenditure Credit (VGEC) was announced in the Spring Budget 2023 to replace the existing Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) which has been in place since 2014, as mentioned in our previous article. The new scheme offers a 34% credit on 80% of “qualifying expenditure”. However, it is important to note that this is more

Oct 13 2023

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Legal Benchmarking Report 2023

Categories: Professions

Last month, RBS released its latest annual edition of the Legal Report for benchmarking that compared the financial performance of legal firms at the SME level across the UK. For the firms surveyed, there were many encouraging findings, including the reporting of strong financial results despite the challenges in recent years. However, retention of talent more

Oct 9 2023

A warm welcome to our first Chief Operating Officer

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We are delighted to announce that Caroline McKenna has joined our firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect. Caroline will lead the firm’s strategy for people, culture and operational excellence and will be a positive advocate for our culture and strategic direction with an important focus in the areas of diversity, equality, and more