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Jun 17 2019

How does the change to GP Pensions affect your retirement plans?

Categories: Healthcare

Earlier this year, The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) announced that the current rate of employer pension contributions will increase from 14.9% to 20.9% with effect from 1 April 2019. GP practices in Scotland will receive the 6% refund for employer pension contributions on their monthly statements under ‘Other Payments’. Therefore, there should not be a more

Jun 14 2019

Scott Beattie is appointed as a Trustee of Edinburgh College Development Trust

Categories: People

Congratulations to Scott Beattie, Supervisor in our Glenrothes office,  who has become the youngest appointed member to the Board of Trustees for the Edinburgh College Development Trust. Scott is a former student of Stevenson College – Edinburgh College legacy institution – where he studied a HNC and HND in Accountancy, and knew he wanted to ‘give more

Jun 13 2019

10 ways we can help clients in the construction sector

Categories: Property & Construction

Whether you have your own business, or are an independent contractor, the construction industry can expose you to various tax implications, as well as tax opportunities. Our EQ Property and Construction team have amassed expert knowledge, and valuable experience, from their construction clients and are on hand to help with a range of issues from more

Jun 13 2019

To be or not to be an employee – that is the question

Categories: Professions

Self employed individuals often want to be treated as employees for employment law purposes. This will give them possible entitlement to compensation for loss of their job or holiday pay or sick pay. Recent cases include Uber drivers, who successfully argued that they are employees. However, when it comes to taxation, you may not wish more

Jun 11 2019

The easy transition to Making Tax Digital

Categories: Amber AccountingMaking Tax Digital

Following on from our previous article discussing bridging software, we have provided a detailed example of how bridging software can help with your Making Tax Digital (MTD) submissions below. We have a client who was using a manual cashbook to process their monthly VAT Return for their farm, and discussed the implications of MTD for their business. more

Jun 11 2019

We’re investing in our Dundee premises to accommodate growth

Categories: EQ News

We are expanding our City Quay, Dundee premises to accommodate significant growth in recent years – and further anticipated growth in the short term. We are incorporating the 2,300 sq ft unit next door, which was acquired at the end of 2018. The work to renovate and connect the additional space commenced last week, and more

May 30 2019

Environmental Initiatives set to impact Hospitality Industry Margins?

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

In February 2019, The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) launched its consultation on the bottle deposit scheme adopted from successful schemes in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. The scheme aims to cut plastic bottle and can pollution by introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) with packaging manufacturers paying the more