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Nov 16 2018

Capital Allowances for Structures and Buildings

Categories: Property & ConstructionTaxation

The Chancellor announced at the 2018 budget that the government will introduce a new Structures and Building Allowance (SBA) for new non-residential structures and buildings. Relief will be provided on eligible construction costs incurred on or after 29 October 2018. The key features of the SBA are – Relief to be given at a flat more

Nov 14 2018

We raised £16,000 at our EQ Charity Ball in aid of Maggie’s Centres!

Categories: CharitiesEQ News

We are thrilled to announce that we have managed to raise almost £30,000 for Maggie’s Centres this year, with our latest fundraising effort, a celebratory Charity Ball at the weekend. Around 170 guests attended our first Charity Ball at Dundee’s Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa on Saturday 10 November 2018. With a silent auction, raffle and more

Oct 30 2018

Autumn Budget Summary 2018 – Austerity no more?

Categories: Taxation

“Spreadsheet Phil” delivered his Budget address yesterday afternoon, with a clear health warning that it was based on a decent Brexit deal being secured. The end of austerity was proudly announced and the Chancellor headlined measures such as the extension of the Annual Investment Allowance to £1m for capital expenditure (for two years from 1 more

Oct 23 2018

#TalentTuesday – Joanna Smith

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Where and what did you study at University? University of Dundee – MA Joint Honours History and Contemporary European Studies and then I went on to study a Masters, graduating with an MSc in Applied Computing. Why did you choose a career in Accountancy? I wasn’t sure of the career path I wanted to take more

Oct 17 2018

Are your LLP members employed or self-employed for tax purposes?

Categories: Professions

In April 2014, legislation was introduced to prevent the tax advantages of those with self-employment status being utilised where a member’s terms of service were largely associated with that of an employee. This is in part why the chosen structure for many professional practices is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Although many LLP’s got their more

Oct 16 2018

#TalentTuesday – Kelly Meiklejohn

Categories: EQ NewsPeople

Where and what did you study at University? Accountancy at University of Dundee. Why did you choose a career in Accountancy? I liked Maths at school so accountancy seemed like a good career option. Why did you choose to apply to EQ Accountants to complete your professional qualification? Having had no previous work experience in more

Oct 15 2018

Grant awarded to University Scientist

Categories: Technology

Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a plant scientist at Dundee University has recently been awarded two grants, each exceeding £620,000, from the European Commission and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to assist with his research into sustainable food production. Dr Bulgarelli, a principal investigator at the Division of Plant Sciences based at the James Hutton Institute, more