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Apr 19 2019

Going the extra mile

Categories: Charities

Sometimes juggling the financial and operational side of your charitable organisation, whilst dealing with lots of other things in your life, is not easy. We believe in taking away the hassle, giving you the chance to focus on running your charity – that’s why we offer our charities clients a complementary service line. In addition to more

Apr 17 2019

Working with Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors

Categories: EQ News

The death of a loved one, whether expected or sudden, can spark a range of emotions. Alongside the sadness and despair comes the need to organise a funeral which is both meaningful and respectful, an overwhelming prospect when dealing with one’s own grief. As one of Fife’s longest established family firms, dating back to 1939, more

Apr 16 2019

Dealing with the pressure of commodity margins

Categories: Agriculture

It is a well-known fact that commodities have not kept up with inflation. With the price of a tonne of wheat at around £120 in 1995, this would equate to £225 a tonne in real terms today. Based on this year’s harvest wheat prices, farmers are achieving around £75 less per tonne than they might more

Apr 9 2019

Construction sector uncertainty

Categories: Property & Construction

Construction is an important part of the UK economy and often serves as an economic barometer. Although the second half of 2018 was tough for the UK construction sector, recent data has shown signs of improvement. Although the UK Construction Output was expected at -0.3% for January 2019, it was reported at 1.8%. This is a vast more

Apr 8 2019

New Tax Year

Categories: Taxation

Saturday (6 April 2019) was the start of the new 2019/20 tax year, bringing into effect changes to income tax bands and allowances. The personal allowance is now £12,500, up £650 from £11,850 in 2018/19. However, there remains a reduction in the personal allowance for those with ‘adjusted net income’ over £100,000. The reduction is more

Apr 8 2019

From Trainees to Principal Managers

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

We are excited to announce the promotions of three Senior Managers, all of whom undertook their training within the firm, to Principal Managers. Rachel Bell, based in our Dundee office, joined the firm as a trainee in 2008. Following her success in the ICAS exams, Rachel specialised in taxation, qualifying as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) more

Apr 2 2019

EQ celebrate significant growth over the last five years

Categories: EQ NewsTaxation

We are delighted to be celebrating significant growth, with an increase in turnover to £7.5M, compared to £3.8M in 2014 – almost 95% in just five years. During the same period, our staff numbers have grown from 70 to 130. While a proportion of our growth can be attributed to the acquisition of offices in Fife more

Mar 29 2019

EQ Expand Food & Drink Reach

Categories: Food & Drink

EQ has a long tradition of supplying advisory services to the food and drink sector in Scotland and we view this as a key sector for the Scottish economy in future, with exports at an all-time high. Our expertise in agriculture positions the firm at the start of the food chain but over the past more