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Feb 5 2016

Year end tax review

Categories: Taxation

Now that the end of January tax season is behind us, the next major taxation milestone is the end of the tax year, i.e. 5 April 2016.  With good planning becoming ever more important, EQ has produced a pre year end planning document for you.  We’d encourage you to read this (Download here)  and then arrange more

Jan 12 2016

CIS errors by contractors raises £154m in unpaid tax

Categories: Property & Construction

HMRC’s yield from tax investigations into the construction industry rose by 17% to £154.2m in the last year, up from £131m the previous year as self-employed builders and sub-contractors are targeted by HMRC. The amount collected from HMRC’s investigations in the construction sector has more than doubled in the last five years, up from £66.9m more

Jan 12 2016

CIS errors by contractors raises £154m in unpaid tax

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

HMRC’s yield from tax investigations into the construction industry rose by 17% to £154.2m in the last year, up from £131m the previous year as self-employed builders and sub-contractors are targeted by HMRC. The amount collected from HMRC’s investigations in the construction sector has more than doubled in the last five years, up from £66.9m more

Nov 27 2015

Scotland Build 2015

Categories: Property & Construction

Our construction sector team attended Scotland Build 2015 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), which was held on 25th and 26th November. Scotland Build 2015 markets itself as being the ideal opportunity for organisations to get involved in Scotland’s booming construction industry and to access major developers, contractors and suppliers from across Scotland more

Nov 26 2015

Workplace Pension/Auto Enrolment Seminars

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

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 26 2015

Autumn Statement 2015

Categories: Taxation

It was the Autumn Statement preceded by rumour, dire warnings and in the final analysis, the tax related changes were minimal. It’s fair to say the Chancellor has a negative view of buy to let property investors and the proposed 3% SDLT surcharge for those individuals buying a second home or a buy to let more

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