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Oct 30 2018

Autumn Budget Summary 2018 – Austerity no more?

Categories: Taxation

“Spreadsheet Phil” delivered his Budget address yesterday afternoon, with a clear health warning that it was based on a decent Brexit deal being secured. The end of austerity was proudly announced and the Chancellor headlined measures such as the extension of the Annual Investment Allowance to £1m for capital expenditure (for two years from 1 more

Oct 23 2018

#TalentTuesday – Joanna Smith

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Where and what did you study at University? University of Dundee – MA Joint Honours History and Contemporary European Studies and then I went on to study a Masters, graduating with an MSc in Applied Computing. Why did you choose a career in Accountancy? I wasn’t sure of the career path I wanted to take more

Oct 17 2018

Are your LLP members employed or self-employed for tax purposes?

Categories: Professions

In April 2014, legislation was introduced to prevent the tax advantages of those with self-employment status being utilised where a member’s terms of service were largely associated with that of an employee. This is in part why the chosen structure for many professional practices is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Although many LLP’s got their more

Oct 16 2018

#TalentTuesday – Kelly Meiklejohn

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Where and what did you study at University? Accountancy at University of Dundee. Why did you choose a career in Accountancy? I liked Maths at school so accountancy seemed like a good career option. Why did you choose to apply to EQ Accountants to complete your professional qualification? Having had no previous work experience in more

Oct 15 2018

Grant awarded to University Scientist

Categories: Technology

Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a plant scientist at Dundee University has recently been awarded two grants, each exceeding £620,000, from the European Commission and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to assist with his research into sustainable food production. Dr Bulgarelli, a principal investigator at the Division of Plant Sciences based at the James Hutton Institute, more

Oct 9 2018

#TalentTuesday – Lauren Carroll

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Where and what did you study at University? I studied Scots Law at the University of Dundee. Why did you choose a career in Accountancy? I was a part time bookkeeper during my University degree and as a result I more or less fell into accountancy. From my time in my bookkeeping position, I found more

Oct 3 2018

Paying the penalty

Categories: Taxation

Revenue Scotland recently released their 2017-18 Annual Report and Financial Statements, announcing an 11% increase in revenue for devolved taxes, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT), from the previous year. They also announced that more than £1.7m of penalties were issued within the year – a 500% increase on 2016-2017 – more

Oct 2 2018

#TalentTuesday – Laura Dorward

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Where and what did you study at University? Mathematics and Financial Economics at University of Dundee. Why did you choose a career in Accountancy? I wanted to use my degree but also gain further qualifications. Accountancy was a perfect fit. Why did you choose to apply to EQ Accountants to complete your professional qualification? I more