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May 1 2019

Getting to Know You – Rachel Bell

Categories: People

Rachel is a Principal Manager, based in our Dundee office. She is a CA and a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). Whilst she specialises in tax, she deals with a varied client portfolio. Rachel is head of our Transaction Tax group and is also a key member of our R&D Tax and Healthcare teams. We caught up more

May 1 2019

Supporting ‘Agritourism’ and rural businesses across Scotland

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

Our privileged position as tax advisors and accountants to many rural businesses throughout Scotland’s wonderful landscape has allowed us to be involved in advising clients on a range of leisure sector projects, often diversification enterprises from the main rural business. These projects have included tourism accommodation, shops and cafes, and events venues. As Scotland’s tourism more

Apr 24 2019

How can a profitable business collapse?

Categories: Professions

The collapse of a well known Scottish legal firm, reportedly making an annual net profit of £950,000 with turnover of £4.9m, may seem surprising to most people. In many ways it is surprising, but businesses and the modern economy change at a rapid pace nowadays and successful businesses can simply be left behind if they more

Apr 22 2019

Summary of Recent Changes to Capital Allowances

Categories: Taxation

The 2018 Autumn Budget confirmed a number of changes to capital allowances, all of which are now in force. Capital allowances can provide substantial tax savings to businesses and it is therefore important that these are maximised where possible. Structures and building allowance (SBA) From 29 October 2018, capital allowances are now available for new more

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