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May 24 2016

Service charge changes

Categories: Leisure

Employers in the hospitality industry could face significant changes in the way they have to handle tips and service charges. The Government has published its Consultation Document which is aimed at addressing concerns regarding the collection and payment of tips and services charges to employees. Some of the proposals could have a major impact on more

May 24 2016

Scottish Hotel Awards – Success of EQ Client

Categories: Leisure

The 13th annual Scottish Hotel Awards, which celebrate the incredible talent and outstanding service found within the Scottish Hotel industry, were held recently at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh and EQ would like to congratulate all the fantastic businesses and individuals who were recognised on the night. Whilst EQ are delighted for all the more

May 20 2016

Case Study on VAT Treatment of Serviced Plots

Categories: Property & Construction

Our client had a few acres of bare land with outline planning permission for 12 houses. He could have sold the bare land to developers and received £1.2m. If he paid for services to be put in and connected up to each plot he would be able to sell the serviced plots for at least more

May 17 2016

Long term solutions or sticking plasters?

Categories: Taxation

Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his latest Budget on 16 March in the midst of some uncertainty in the global marketplace. He adopted a bullish stance to illustrate the government’s track record to date and signalled his intentions for the rest of the Parliament. His “vote grabbing” measures included a proposed drop in corporation tax to more

May 12 2016

Scottish Dental Show 2016!

Categories: Healthcare

EQ healthcare will be attending the Scottish Dental Show this weekend for the second consecutive year. The show is held at Braehead Arena, Glasgow, and it’s expected to welcome more than 2,000 dental professionals. EQ healthcare is experiencing a lot of activity in the dental sector and is currently involved with a number of exciting more

May 2 2016

New Partner Appointed at EQ Accountants

Categories: People

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner within EQ Accountants LLP. Ross Oliphant, who specialises in corporate and personal taxation, will take up his position within our Glenrothes office, one year after the firm merged with former Fife firm Carters. Ross is born and bred in Fife, and having spent most more

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