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Apr 9 2019

Construction Sector Uncertainty

Categories: Property & Construction

Construction is an important part of the UK economy and often serves as an economic barometer. Although the second half of 2018 was tough for the UK construction sector, recent data has shown signs of improvement. Although the UK Construction Output was expected at -0.3% for January 2019, it was reported at 1.8%. This is a vast more

Apr 8 2019

New Tax Year

Categories: Taxation

Saturday (6 April 2019) was the start of the new 2019/20 tax year, bringing into effect changes to income tax bands and allowances. The personal allowance is now £12,500, up £650 from £11,850 in 2018/19. However, there remains a reduction in the personal allowance for those with ‘adjusted net income’ over £100,000. The reduction is more

Apr 8 2019

From Trainees to Principal Managers

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

We are excited to announce the promotions of three Senior Managers, all of whom undertook their training within the firm, to Principal Managers. Rachel Bell, based in our Dundee office, joined the firm as a trainee in 2008. Following her success in the ICAS exams, Rachel specialised in taxation, qualifying as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) more

Apr 2 2019

EQ celebrate significant growth over the last five years

Categories: EQ NewsTaxation

We are delighted to be celebrating significant growth, with an increase in turnover to £7.5M, compared to £3.8M in 2014 – almost 95% in just five years. During the same period, our staff numbers have grown from 70 to 130. While a proportion of our growth can be attributed to the acquisition of offices in Fife more

Mar 29 2019

EQ Expand Food & Drink Reach

Categories: Food & Drink

EQ has a long tradition of supplying advisory services to the food and drink sector in Scotland and we view this as a key sector for the Scottish economy in future, with exports at an all-time high. Our expertise in agriculture positions the firm at the start of the food chain but over the past more

Mar 26 2019

£60M of Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects

Categories: Technology

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that it will be launching the third round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for renewable energy projects in May this year. The CfD scheme is the government’s main mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation. £60M of funding for renewable energy projects is available for more

Mar 22 2019

What should be in your Trustees’ Annual Report?

Categories: Charities

As a trustee of a Scottish charity, one of your legal requirements is to prepare a Trustees’ Annual Report (TAR) for inclusion in the annual accounts. This report makes up the narrative part of your accounts, addressing the questions: who does your charity help? What has the charity done? What has been achieved? So rather than viewing more