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Apr 13 2020

EQ at home – Michelle Murray

Categories: People

At EQ, our people are at the heart of what we do. Although working from home means we are physically spread across our regions, our team are working hard to maintain regular communication with their clients whilst continuing to support colleagues by connecting with them daily. We caught up with Michelle Murray, Manager in our Dundee more

Apr 13 2020

Innovate UK launch £20m funding competition for games industry

Categories: COVID-19Technology

On Friday 3 April, Innovate UK launched a funding competition which will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects as a direct response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Open to all UK-registered companies, the competition covers areas that are directly relevant to those in the games industry. The competition has been created to support more

Apr 10 2020

Payroll – it has never been more important

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19Payroll

Our specialist payroll team, part of our Amber Accounting department, is currently putting the final procedures in place in order to ensure that we are able to process our clients’ furloughed staff reimbursement. As detailed in our previous article, we understand that HMRC’s portal will be operational from 20 April with payments expected to be made more

Apr 10 2020

Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme payments underway

Categories: Agriculture

On 4 April, the Scottish Government announced that it will start making payments to those who submitted a Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) claim before 31 December 2019. The SSBSS is designed to maintain beef suckler herds at a level that sustains the commercial beef industry in Scotland and is paid to calves that are at more

Apr 10 2020

EQ at home – Scott Kennedy

Categories: People

At EQ, our people are at the heart of what we do. Although working from home means we are physically spread across our regions, our team are working hard to maintain regular communication with their clients whilst continuing to support colleagues by connecting with them daily. We caught up with Scott Kennedy, Amber Accounting Manager more

Apr 9 2020

Further update on NHS financial support

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

As discussed in our previous article, Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris sent a memorandum on Thursday 9 April that provides independent contractors (dentists and corporate dental bodies) with specific guidance for those practices in receipt of NHS financial support measures who may wish to apply for other financial support. A number of contractors have inquired about more

Apr 9 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19Payroll

HMRC have been working urgently to set up an online portal for businesses to access the CJRS which provides an employer a grant of 80% of employees’ wages (up to £2,500 per month) for those that have been furloughed (been put on temporary leave). We highlighted the key facts and steps that had to be more

Apr 9 2020

EQ at home – Sam Ellis

Categories: People

At EQ, our people are at the heart of what we do. Although working from home means we are physically spread across our regions, our team are working hard to maintain regular communication with their clients whilst continuing to support colleagues by connecting with them daily. We caught up with Sam Ellis, Supervisor in our more