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Feb 1 2017

Making Tax Digital Proposals

Categories: Making Tax DigitalTaxation

HMRC have embarked on a massive project, Making Tax Digital (MTD), to insist that most businesses, including sole traders and landlords, keep their accounting records using computer software with the aim that the software will automatically update HMRC with relevant data on their business income and expenses on a quarterly basis. Based on the current more

Jan 25 2017

TIGA call for a British Games Institute

Categories: Technology

TIGA, the trade association that represents the video games industry, is calling on the Government to introduce a British Games Institute to support the video games sector. They envisage that the Institute would: manage TIGA’s proposal for a Games Investment Fund; increase productivity in the industry by working with leading universities to promote best practice; more

Jan 24 2017

Community Spirit in Cupar

Categories: Charities

Our Cupar office volunteered to take part in the Leuchars night of the annual Cupar Rotary community sleigh run just before Christmas, with local residents donating over £400 during a house-to-house collection on the night. Today, the staff involved in the sleigh run, along with John Morrow of Cupar Rotary, presented Age Concern Cupar with a cheque for more

Jan 17 2017

Working with MFM Community Limited

Categories: Corporate FinanceHealthcareTaxation

EQ Taxation and Corporate Finance teams recently assisted the directors and shareholders of MFM Community Limited in selling their dental practice. EQ were asked to participate in the negotiations during which a potential key legislative change was identified by EQ as a problem. This resulted in the deal being fully restructured to the benefit of more

Jan 13 2017

Construction in 2017 and 2018 and the effects of Brexit

Categories: Property & Construction

The forecasts for the construction industry over the next two years are a bit of a mixed bag, primarily as a result of the ongoing Brexit debate and forthcoming negotiations. Construction activity in the UK is expected to remain broadly flat in 2017 and 2018, but drilling down in to the sector shows potential growth more

Jan 12 2017

Xero Gold Champion Status

Categories: Amber AccountingTechnology

Our Amber Accounting team have recently been awarded the status of Xero Gold Champion. Scott Kennedy, the Manager of our Amber Team in Forfar commented, “We are finding that business owners are having increasing demands placed on them, be that from the day-to-day business or regulatory pressures from the likes of HMRC. Using innovative systems, more

Dec 15 2016

A Polished Performance

Categories: Corporate FinanceHealthcare

Setting up a business is a huge step for anyone. But when you’re doing so while holding down full-time posts elsewhere and with limited knowledge of legalities or finance, that step is a little bit more daunting! However, what has driven Patricia Barry-Murphy and Duncan Graham of Dundee throughout their journey is a shared dream, more

Nov 25 2016

Apprenticeship Levy

Categories: Amber AccountingProperty & Construction

From April 2017, all UK employers with annual gross wage bills of more than £3m will have to pay an apprenticeship levy. The levy is aimed at funding an increased uptake of apprenticeships. The rate of the levy will be 0.5% of the employer’s annual wage bill. The UK Government expects to raise up to more