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Apr 25 2016

£110m of work up for grabs in Edinburgh

Categories: Property & Construction

Construction companies in the Edinburgh area are being urged to apply early if they are to share in a £110 million boom of work in the city. Over the coming year, Robertson Partnership Homes and Robertson Central will be working on a number of high-profile projects in the capital, covering housing, regeneration, research facilities, waste more

Mar 15 2016

Changes to the Charities SORP

Categories: Charities

On 2 February 2016, the Charities SORP Committee issued Update Bulletin 1. It was always intended that the Charities SORP (FRSSE), an option for smaller charities issued at the same time as the Charities SORP (FRS102), would only have a life of one year. All indications late last year were that there would be no more

Mar 9 2016

National living wage

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

The new national living wage will come into effect on 1 April 2016 for workers aged 25 and over, to be paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour. The National Minimum Wage will continue to apply for those aged 21 to 24. In Scotland there is also a voluntary rate of £8.25 for all workers more

Mar 8 2016

Dividend tax changes – inform your donors

Categories: Charities

From 6 April 2016 the dividend tax credit will be abolished. At the moment, there is a 10% credit associated with dividends and this can be treated as tax paid when considering whether sufficient tax has been paid for a donor to make a Gift Aid declaration. When this credit disappears, donors can no longer more

Mar 1 2016

Annual Post Budget Analysis 20161st March 2016

Categories: Taxation

Tax is an increasing burden on many individuals and businesses and good tax planning must form part of your own cost management. With that in mind, we are holding our Annual Post Budget Analysis on Friday 18 March 2016. To reserve your place please email christine.sewell@eqaccountants.co.uk indicating which venue you would like to attend:- Rothes more

Feb 24 2016

GP Benchmarking Report 2015

Categories: Healthcare

EQ Healthcare is delighted to announce the publication of its GP Practices Benchmarking Report 2015. Produced in association with Kreston UK, the report explores statistics compiled from 131 practices across the UK. EQ’s expert in medical practices, John Langlands, commented “given that general practitioners continue to experience huge work pressures with a lack of locum more

Feb 11 2016

Personal allowance 2016/17

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

The basic personal allowance for 2016/17 is £11,000. This means that the starting point for PAYE will be £211.54 per week (£916.67 per month) and the new emergency tax code will be 1100L.

Feb 11 2016

Payroll Year end 2015/16

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

With April fast approaching, time should be taken to familiarise yourself with Year End filing procedures and deadlines. HM Revenue & Customs have produced this step-by-step guide to follow. Please follow this link www.gov.uk/payroll-annual-reporting. To ensure compliance with the latest HM Revenue & Customs requirements, please contact Lynne Vaughan or Jane Russell on 01382 312140.