UK createch sector shows resilience as investors continue to back creative and tech talent

06.08.20 / Insight posted in Articles

A review of Q2 2020 growth capital investment in the createch sector According to our research into UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million each of growth equity capital, 161 British businesses raised £779 million of growth capital in the second quarter of 2020. The Q2 figures for the overall growth capital…


Academies Plus – July 2020

30.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to our latest edition of Academies Plus (A+), Moore Kingston Smith’s newsletter specifically created for academies. In this issue: Academies Accounts Direction 2019 to 2020 Strategy in a crisis – changing the roadmap but keeping the destination Schools may be back for summer – but are they secure? Supporting your employees’ wellbeing Academies tax…


Deal volumes down but digital marketing continues to be popular

29.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Just 37 UK deals in the marketing and media sector were recorded in Q2 2020; 44% down on Q1. We are not at all surprised to see this reduction in activity, given that the UK was in lockdown for most of this period. The virus has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on…


Deal volumes decrease but investors have capital ready for ambitious businesses

21.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Growth Capital Update – a review of Q2 2020 According to our research into UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million of growth equity capital each, 161 British businesses raised £779 million of growth capital in the second quarter of 2020: an average deal size of £4.84 million. The Q2 figures illustrate…


Webinar recording: an unlikely partnership – fundraising and finance working together

20.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Fundraisers and finance professionals can often find themselves divided by a common language. Fundraisers are charged with bringing in the money, which finance professionals love, but equally fundraisers know they must spend money to raise money, and finance directors can find this scary. In the Coronavirus world the interface between finance and fundraising departments will…


Coronavirus Media Business Outlook Survey – results

16.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Earlier this year, shortly after the Coronavirus pandemic began to affect the economic fortunes of businesses, we surveyed the media and marketing services industry to gather views on the likely effect on financial performance. We also asked to what extent the wide range of government support available was being taken advantage of by the industry.…


Reminder: withdrawal of the ‘representative occupiers’ concession for living accommodation from 6 April 2021

14.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Historically, a non-statutory exemption has applied in respect of employees provided with living accommodation and treated as representative occupiers since 5 April 1977. This exemption has also applied to successors to the particular post that carried representative occupier status. This exemption is an Extra Statutory Concession (ESC) and therefore not in legislation. HMRC have undertaken…


Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Summer 2020 Bulletin

10.07.20 / Insight posted in Newsletters

In our Summer 2020 bulletin, we talk about a number of topics from holding your nerve with your investments during Coronavirus pandemic and planning towards your own century like Captain Tom. The pandemic has provided an awkward reminder for many people of things they prefer to ignore. Other articles include how solicitor firms, and our own…


Education Matters 2020

10.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Welcome to the latest edition of Education Matters, our newsletter specifically for the education sector. In this issue: Off-payroll working rules for schools Introducing essential cyber defences for independent schools The Charity Governance Code for schools HMRC revised trivial benefits guidance The potential impact of overseas VAT Recruiting and retaining staff Irregular working hours Employment…


Webinar recording: does your charity have an impact-led strategy? Or are you focused too much on the money?’

22.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

Our fundraising and management experts recently partnered with ACEVO on our latest webinar to discuss finding the right balance between being impactful and financial sustainability. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many charities to simply manage cash flow, but post-pandemic, how can we ensure our charities do the right thing and receive enough money to fund…