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Apr 2 2019

EQ celebrate significant growth over the last five years

Categories: EQ NewsTaxation

We are delighted to be celebrating significant growth, with an increase in turnover to £7.5M, compared to £3.8M in 2014 – almost 95% in just five years. During the same period, our staff numbers have grown from 70 to 130. While a proportion of our growth can be attributed to the acquisition of offices in Fife more

Mar 29 2019

EQ Expand Food & Drink Reach

Categories: Food & Drink

EQ has a long tradition of supplying advisory services to the food and drink sector in Scotland and we view this as a key sector for the Scottish economy in future, with exports at an all-time high. Our expertise in agriculture positions the firm at the start of the food chain but over the past more

Mar 26 2019

£60M of Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects

Categories: Technology

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that it will be launching the third round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for renewable energy projects in May this year. The CfD scheme is the government’s main mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation. £60M of funding for renewable energy projects is available for more

Mar 22 2019

What should be in your Trustees’ Annual Report?

Categories: Charities

As a trustee of a Scottish charity, one of your legal requirements is to prepare a Trustees’ Annual Report (TAR) for inclusion in the annual accounts. This report makes up the narrative part of your accounts, addressing the questions: who does your charity help? What has the charity done? What has been achieved? So rather than viewing more

Mar 18 2019

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Legal Benchmarking report 2019

Categories: Professions

Last week, RBS released its latest annual edition of the Legal Benchmarking report. For Scottish firms it made for positive reading, but there were some emerging trends for Scottish law firms and, indeed the wider professions sector, to carefully consider. EQ Professions partner, Mark Gibson, commented: “The Royal Bank of Scotland legal benchmarking report 2019 more

Mar 14 2019

Research & Development Claim Settled!

Categories: Taxation

Our team recently completed two Research & Development (R&D) claims for an engineering client based in the East of Scotland, resulting in a client saving of £156,386! Our client is researching and developing wind energy technology for offshore installation. The work performed by our client is all pre-revenue and is primarily engineering conceptual work and design more

Mar 13 2019

Spring Statement Commentary

Categories: Taxation

Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his brief Spring Statement earlier today which was met with the usual mix of back slapping and derision in equal measures, intensified no doubt by the spectre of Brexit. Carrots were dangled with post Brexit bonuses in the event of a deal being struck, particularly given the UK’s encouraging borrowing figures. more