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Dec 17 2018

The road from Aeronautical Engineering to EQ

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Each year, we recruit a new batch of trainees and the majority of the 2018 intake of seven, who are spread across our offices in Dundee, Forfar, Glenrothes and Cupar, are accountancy / finance graduates. However, when it comes to our trainee ‘wishlist’, we are seeking more than financial prowess. As part of our commitment more

Dec 14 2018

Tartan Tweaks – Scottish Budget 2018

Categories: Taxation

Wednesday afternoon saw Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, deliver his Scottish Budget address. You’ll recall the UK Chancellor raising the limits for the basic rate band for 2019/20 to £50,000, but the Finance Secretary decided to leave the Scottish basic rate band at £43,430. His justification for this was to raise additional tax revenues though more

Dec 3 2018

Farming Scotland Conference – A changing climate

Categories: Agriculture

The sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place at Carnoustie Hotel, Angus, on Thursday 14 February 2019, with a stellar line up of speakers set to address delegates. A popular speaker returns in Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Advisor of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and Advisor to the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters & more

Nov 23 2018

Tay Cities Deal – Economic boost for the “Home of EQ”!

Categories: EQ News

This week saw the historic Tay Cities Deal, the initiative aimed to fund more than 20 major projects across Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and North East Fife, formally signed at an event in Perth. It commits the UK and Scottish governments to investing a combined £300m in the region over the next 10-15 years, more

Nov 20 2018

A sincere thank you for your continued support!

Categories: CharitiesEQ News

As the end of our year of fundraising draws near, we reflect back on our continued fundraising efforts for our charity of the year – Maggie’s Centres – and want to take this opportunity to say thank you for the continued support, especially after the success of our recent EQ Charity Ball! We were overwhelmed by more

Nov 20 2018

Games Industry to share in ‘Creative Cluster’ Funding

Categories: Technology

Dundee will receive a share of an £80 million investment aiming to boost productivity and jobs in the UK’s creative industries. Led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council within UKRI, the £80 million “first-of-its-kind” investment will see nine of the UK’s best performing creative businesses come together with researchers and organisations to explore new more

Nov 20 2018

GP Surgeries – Locums costs placing pressure on tight budgets

Categories: Healthcare

GP surgeries continually struggle to recruit new partners and salaried GPs as many GPs prefer to opt for locum work instead. One of the main reasons cited for choosing locum work over working full-time for a GP practice, is the greater flexibility in both the scheduling of working hours and the actual number of hours more

Nov 16 2018

Capital Allowances for Structures and Buildings

Categories: Property & ConstructionTaxation

The Chancellor announced at the 2018 budget that the government will introduce a new Structures and Building Allowance (SBA) for new non-residential structures and buildings. Relief will be provided on eligible construction costs incurred on or after 29 October 2018. The key features of the SBA are – Relief to be given at a flat more