Well I think it's fairly safe to say that I will be purchasing either a Laney LC15 or LC30 as my next amp....

I currently own an Epiphone Valve junior, however to get the tones I want I rely on my behringer EQ, I leave it on all the time.

I was wondering whether it is worth it to continue saving for my new amp or whether I should buy a better EQ pedal instead so that I'll still have some money left over for some other pedals

I think that your decesion sould be based on the tone that you are trying to get. if you cant get it from the Epi then i would suggest trying the laney. its much eaiser to have the tone you want comming out of your amp then it is to have to daisy chain a whole bunch of crap in there just to get your sound.