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Oct 27 2020

Further changes announced for the Job Support Scheme

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), creating two variations – JSS Open and JSS Closed. Starting on 1 November 2020, and running for 6 months until April 2021, both grants will offer additional support for employees whose working hours may be reduced over the winter months. JSS Open The more

Oct 19 2020

The latest CDO letter brings good news to the Dental sector

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, has written an open letter to the Dental sector confirming that as of Sunday 1 November, dental contractors (dentists and corporate dental bodies) will be able to provide a full range of dental treatments to NHS patients. This follows on from the recent publication of the Scottish Dental Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) ‘Review of more

Oct 16 2020

Working at EQ in a qualified role – Anna Coff

Categories: Experienced ProfessionalPeople

At EQ, our people are at the heart of what we do. As a modern, energetic accounting, tax and business advisory practice, we understand how important it is to have the right people in the right roles to be able to provide the high-quality services our clients expect. We are currently on the lookout for more

Oct 16 2020

£40m Coronavirus Restrictions Fund

Categories: COVID-19

The Scottish Government has published information on the £40m of funding aimed to support businesses that have been affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions that came into force from 9 October 2020. Administered by local authorities, the finite budget has been designed to offer targeted support to those who need it most. Whilst the Scottish Government more

Oct 7 2020

Be proactive against ‘Furlough Fraud’

Categories: COVID-19

According to the latest figures, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has paid UK employers in excess of £35 billion for furloughed staff since it launched in April 2020. However, the Government has also announced that up to £3.5 billion is believed to have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error. The Finance Act 2020 more