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Nov 26 2015

Workplace Pension/Auto Enrolment Seminars

Categories: Amber Accounting

EQ Accountants are organising a number of Workplace Pension seminars to inform and update employers/payroll contacts of the key points they should be aware of when dealing with the legislative and practical requirements. The seminar will be jointly presented by Balmoral Asset Management Ltd and Amber Accounting Services. Key Considerations Do you know your staging more

Nov 25 2015

National Care Home Conference 2015

Categories: Healthcare

The National Care Home Conference is an annual event organised by Scottish Care and this year it was held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 20 November 2015. Mark McColgan from the EQ Healthcare team attended the conference with over 450 other attendees, mostly made up of a mixture of care home owners, more

Nov 4 2015

Early Christmas gift for Golf Clubs?

Categories: Taxation

HM Revenue & Customs have issued an update on their position on the outcome of the Tribunal hearing on the Bridport Golf Club VAT claim, which involves the VAT liability on Golf green fees. HMRC’s position is that to simply repay to Golf clubs the full amount of any claim could result in an ‘Unjust more

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