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Oct 26 2023

Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Categories: Engineering & Manufacturing

Members of our EQ Engineering & Manufacturing team recently attended the Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the SEC in Glasgow. Greg Stapley, Head of EQ Engineering & Manufacturing, commented: “The event was well attended, with exhibitors covering all relevant sectors and industries including automation, robotics, engineering, electronics, 3D printing etc. There were also more

Oct 17 2023

Video Games Expenditure Credit

Categories: Technology

Video Games Expenditure Credit (VGEC) was announced in the Spring Budget 2023 to replace the existing Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) which has been in place since 2014, as mentioned in our previous article. The new scheme offers a 34% credit on 80% of “qualifying expenditure”. However, it is important to note that this is more

Oct 13 2023

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Legal Benchmarking Report 2023

Categories: Professions

Last month, RBS released its latest annual edition of the Legal Report for benchmarking that compared the financial performance of legal firms at the SME level across the UK. For the firms surveyed, there were many encouraging findings, including the reporting of strong financial results despite the challenges in recent years. However, retention of talent more

Oct 9 2023

A warm welcome to our first Chief Operating Officer

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

We are delighted to announce that Caroline McKenna has joined our firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect. Caroline will lead the firm’s strategy for people, culture and operational excellence and will be a positive advocate for our culture and strategic direction with an important focus in the areas of diversity, equality, and more

Sep 27 2023

Greg Stapley achieves Responsible Individual status

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

We are delighted that Greg Stapley has been appointed as a Responsible Individual (RI) within EQ Audit Services. EQ Audit Services was created to reflect the increased demand for our audit expertise in the last few years. The firm’s attention is focused on using the audit process to deliver significant value to clients and not more

Sep 15 2023

How we’ve been supporting our clients, Arbuckle’s Farm and Shop

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

Family businesses comes in all shapes and sizes, and being able to diversify can mean the difference between success and failure, especially for those in the food and drink sector. One of those clients is P A Arbuckle & Sons, who are a family farming business that have been involved in farming for multiple generations. They specialise more

Sep 13 2023

Does your charity need an audit or an examination?

Categories: Charities

OSCR recently conducted some research that found that a number of charities are failing to ensure that their financial statements are subject to the appropriate external scrutiny and independent review of the financial information. It also identified some confusion around the correct use of terminology. People often talk about needing an audit when they mean more