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Oct 20 2021

Possible changes for associate dentists

Categories: HealthcareTaxation

Many dentists in general practice work as associates, who pay a licence fee to a practice for use of the premises, equipment, materials and staff under an agreed contract with a practice. The British Dental Association (BDA) have a standard contract for this relationship and HMRC use this to operate a concession that automatically classifies them more

Oct 19 2021

Single Application Form appeal

Categories: Agriculture

The Scottish Government is now in the process of writing to farmers and crofters who experienced reductions and/or penalties to their Pillar 1 payments in 2015. The letter or email will explain why reductions or exclusions were made to their claims for the Basic Payment Scheme, Greening, Young Farmers or Less Favoured Area Support Scheme more

Oct 15 2021

Small grant funding available for the manufacturing sector

Categories: Engineering & Manufacturing

CeeD, in partnership with the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), are seeking applications from Scottish small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), and non-Scottish SMEs who have an autonomous base in Scotland, in the manufacturing sector for small projects of 3-6 months duration in the following areas: •    Heating and cooling technologies •    Hydrogen •    Zero-emissions mobility Up to more

Oct 7 2021

Understanding the benefits of Gift Aid

Categories: Charities

Gift Aid is a Government scheme that allows charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that are registered with HMRC to claim an additional 25p for every £1 donated, at no additional cost to the donor, providing certain conditions are met. To qualify for Gift Aid, donations must be made from individuals who have paid the same amount or more more

Oct 7 2021

Pay freeze for trainee solicitors

Categories: Professions

Businesses have faced one of the most difficult trading periods in recent memory with many firms continuing to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As restrictions continue to ease, we have seen a recent upturn in business for some practices but the constant pressure of controlling their costs during these uncertain times has led more

Oct 1 2021

Helping children have sum fun during Maths Week

Categories: EQ News

Maths Week Scotland, that runs from 27 September to 3 October, aims to celebrate the importance of maths in our everyday lives and encourages schools to arrange activities and events that help boost the image and enjoyment of maths. We have supported St Andrew’s RC Primary School by contributing £250 towards their Maths Week, allowing more

Oct 1 2021

Business Ventilation Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Update: Applications will open the week beginning 22 November 2021. Eligible businesses will be able to claim back costs to improve ventilation of up to £2,500.   The Scottish Government has announced a new £25 million Business Ventilation Fund that will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises where people come into close proximity, such as more

Sep 30 2021

Supporting ICS2 to move to employee ownership

Categories: Taxation

Our clients, Dundee-based cable manufacturing firm, ICS2 Cables has handed ownership of the business to its employees through an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), with the whole process being completed in just six months. Established in 2002, ICS2 Cables was originally based in Glenrothes before moving to larger premises in Dundee. Before its fifth anniversary the more