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Feb 7 2019

Subsidy cuts likely to hit hard

Categories: Agriculture

Changes to the farm subsidy regime in Scotland after Brexit could see significant money moved away from better cropping and grazing to protect Less Favoured Areas (LFA) payments from a large reduction. That is the warning from leading agricultural policy adviser Jeremy Moody, who will address a major farming industry conference in Carnoustie on 14 more

Jan 31 2019

Research & Development Claim Settled!

Categories: Taxation

Our team recently completed a Research & Development (R&D) claim for an agricultural client in the East of Scotland, resulting in a client saving of £54,595! Our client specialises in growing fruit and vegetables and is involved in ground breaking research into extending growing seasons for various crops. In addition, improvements to crop quality and new more

Jan 18 2019

Jobs boost expected in games industry

Categories: Technology

A recent survey carried out by TIGA – the games industry trade association – shows that over 75% of games businesses expect to grow their staff numbers during 2019, and over 60% believe that the business environment is favourable to the video games industry. As in previous surveys, the biggest barriers to growth were obtaining more

Jan 17 2019

Our growing Payroll team could be looking for you

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

Our dedicated Payroll team, part of our Amber Accounting department, now deal with 274 payrolls for 2,446 employees. Starting with a team of two payroll administrators, we now operate a team of seven and our client base has more than tripled in recent years. We have achieved this significant growth by making improvements in efficiency, more

Jan 17 2019

Research & Development Claim Settled!

Categories: Taxation

Our team recently completed two Research & Development (R&D) claims for an architects practice in Scotland, resulting in a client saving of £27,501! During the 16 month R&D claim period, the company undertook some ground breaking design work relating to infrastructure projects in the UK to create some highly innovative solutions. The detailed design work more

Jan 16 2019

Self assessment deadline approaching

Categories: Taxation

The deadline for submitting your 2017/18 self assessment tax return is 31 January 2019. This is the same deadline for payment of any balancing tax payments for 2017/18 (including income tax, Class 2 and Class 4 NIC, capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge), together with first payments on account (POA) for 2018/19. more

Jan 14 2019

Thank you to everyone involved in our year-long fundraising campaign for Maggie’s Centres!

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

One of our senior colleagues, who received a life-changing cancer diagnosis while pregnant with her son, has thanked her ‘incredibly generous’ colleagues, clients and contacts after our year-long fundraising campaign. Paula McAllister, Senior Manager in our Dundee office and mum to one-year-old Rhys, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in August 2017, when she was seven more