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Nov 3 2015

EQ Partner attains Law Society Accreditation

Categories: Professions

We are delighted to announce that our Fife based partner, Mark Gibson, has attained the Law Society of Scotland Practice Management Accreditation. Mark is a member of our professional practices specialist team and believes that it is essential to have a full understanding of the challenges and day to day practical issues facing legal practices more

Oct 1 2015

National Minimum Wage Rates from 1 October 2015

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced the national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2015: the main adult rate (for workers 21 and over) will increase by 20p to £6.70 an hour the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 17p to £5.30 an hour the rate for under 18 year more

Oct 1 2015

What’s New in Sage 50 2016 (v22)

Categories: Amber AccountingBookkeeping

Released in September 2015 the latest version of Sage 50 Accounts includes exciting new functionality, such as: Bank Feeds powered by Yodlee – Exclusive to Sage 50 Accounts 2016, this new feature makes reconciling the accounts and bank balances simple and error free. Match payments and receipts quickly and easily and spend less time on more

Sep 23 2015

Research & Development Tax Credits

Categories: Taxation

HMRC have recently published their statistics for R&D showing a further increase in the number of claimant companies. Whilst those numbers are encouraging, take up of the relief is still modest particularly amongst the SME community. Head of EQ Taxation, David Morrison, commented “there remain many companies in Scotland who have yet to unlock the more

Jul 9 2015

Training Grant 2015/16

Categories: Amber Accounting

Skills Development Scotland have announced the extension of the Flexible Training Opportunities Grant Scheme for the year to 31 March 2016. The grant is aimed at small businesses based in Scotland, who wish to enhance employees’ skills and bring real benefits such as improved productivity and a stronger, more confident workforce. The criteria for qualifying more

May 20 2015

Xero payroll

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

Xero, an online accounting system, recently released their Payroll package which will allow users to process payroll within their Xero accounting system. The package offers the standard payroll calculation functionality together with RTI compliance. As the payroll is integrated within the accounting system, pay runs are processed automatically into the accounts with no need for more

May 13 2015

P11D benefits and returns

Categories: Amber Accounting

All employers should remember the filing date for P11D returns with HM Revenue and Customs is 6 July 2015. P11D returns are normally needed where employees earning over £8,500 per year (including value of the benefits), or any company directors, receive any benefits or expenses payments from their employer. For employees earning less than £8,500, more

Apr 1 2015

EQ merges with Carters

Categories: EQ News

We welcome Carters staff and clients to EQ, following our merger on 1st April 2015. EQ now comprises over 100 staff, including 15 partners, based in our four offices in Tayside and Fife. The newly merged firm is estimated to achieve a turnover in the first full year in excess of £6.5 million, and is more