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Oct 14 2019

How to prepare your nursery for the increase to funded childcare by 2020

Categories: Healthcare

The implementation of the Scottish Government’s plans to increase funded childcare from 600 to 1140 hours is fast approaching. The aim is to provide all children with the best possible start in life, however, as a direct result of the proposed changes, many private and third sector nurseries are predicting a shortfall in funding which more

Oct 11 2019

Working in our Amber Accounting Payroll team

Categories: Amber AccountingPayrollPeople

At EQ, our Amber Accounting team help you manage the financial and operational side of your business – allowing you to focus on the important day-to-day business activities. Their range of services include bookkeeping, payroll, VAT compliance, management accounting, and, for some clients, the full outsourcing of their financial record-keeping. We are currently looking to expand our more

Oct 8 2019

Strengthening our presence in Fife with a new appointment

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

An experienced Fife business advisor, who has supported the local business community for over 30 years, has joined us as a Consultant. Bryan Johnston, former Relationship Director with Royal Bank of Scotland, will strengthen our presence in Fife, working alongside Partners and staff within our Glenrothes office. David Cameron, Managing Partner commented, “We are absolutely more

Oct 4 2019

Celebrating Maths Week Scotland

Categories: People

We are supporting Maths Week Scotland and celebrating the week of events by acknowledging one of our Maths graduates, Laura Dorward. Laura joined EQ in August 2013 on an ICAS training contract and qualified as a CA in 2016, she is now an Assistant Manager in our Cupar office. We asked Laura a few questions on her experience more

Sep 25 2019

VAT on Construction and Development Projects

Categories: Property & Construction

The rate of VAT to charge on Construction and Development Projects can often cause confusion as the supply may be chargeable at the standard rate (20%), reduced rate (5%), zero rate (0%), or the supply may be exempt. This article aims to summarise the underlying rules that determine which rate of VAT should be used. more

Sep 24 2019

We are proud to co-sponsor Angus Brewfest alongside Thorntons

Categories: EQ NewsFood & Drink

We are proud to again co-sponsor Forfar’s answer to Oktoberfest – Angus Brewfest, an annual food and drinks festival taking place at Strathmore Hall in John Street. Sponsored by Thorntons Solicitors and EQ Chartered Accountants, this year’s live music entertainment includes ‘Dogs off the Lead’ – an unplugged acoustic set performed by local band Dog 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

Sep 17 2019

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

Categories: Taxation

HMRC have published new company car advisory fuel rates, which take effect from 1 September 2019. The previous rates can also continue to be used for up to one month from the date the new rates apply. The rates only apply when you either: reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars or require more