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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

Aug 30 2023

An incredible summer of Agri shows!

Categories: Agriculture

The summer agricultural show season this year has been fantastic, and a real celebration of the best of Scottish farming. Come rain or shine, our EQ Agriculture team enjoyed meeting with clients and contacts at agricultural shows across Scotland over the summer. Head of EQ Agriculture, Mark Smeaton, commented, “It seems that each summer the shows get more

Aug 29 2023

Firm continues to grow with six new graduate trainees

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

We are delighted to welcome our six new graduates who take up their positions as trainees across our offices. Each year, we offer training contracts to university graduates looking to gain the prestigious ICAS qualification. This year’s intake, who recently gathered at our Dundee office for training, will be spread across our offices in Dundee, more

Aug 25 2023

Scotland’s new charity bill becomes an act

Categories: Charities

Since our previous article, the Scottish Parliament have voted in favour of passing the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill and it is was given royal assent on 9 August 2023. To further strengthen and enhance existing Scottish charity law, there have been some amendments to the original Bill. These include: – The names of more

Aug 21 2023

Supporting our charity of the year, Alzheimer Scotland, with the Dundee Kiltwalk

Categories: CharitiesEQ NewsPeople

Alzheimer Scotland provide vital support for people with dementia, their families and carers across Scotland. Fundraising for them means that together, we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone. To help raise awareness and vital funds for our charity of the year, Alzheimer Scotland, Nicola Rourke, Emily Keith, Louise Grant, Sarah Millar, Kelly Meiklejohn, Rachel more

Aug 17 2023

Gross payment status under the CIS

Categories: Property & Construction

Gross payment status is a desirable goal for subcontractors operating under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) as it allows them to receive income without tax deductions. It can also improve your cash flow and business standing as a reputable contractor. To qualify for gross payment status, contractors must apply to HMRC and show they meet more

Aug 16 2023

Maximising tax benefits for leisure sector businesses

Categories: LeisureTaxation

Running a business in the leisure sector is all about bringing joy and relaxation to your customers. However, when it comes to tax, it’s essential to ensure your financial wellbeing stays on ‘cloud nine’. Our EQ Leisure team provide some tips to help your business maximise any available tax benefits. Capital Allowances Remember that you more

Aug 15 2023

The electric vehicle infrastructure grant

Categories: Technology

To support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles in the workplace, the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV) is currently providing an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure grant for small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s). Eligible applicants can receive up to £15,000 or 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing multiple charge point sockets more