Fintech investment remains strong in 2020

05.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles

At a time when the only certainty was uncertainty itself, fintech investments stood out as beacons of resilience in 2020. Our research shows the sector maintained investment volume during the extraordinary year, even as overall growth capital investments fell 11% over the same period between 2019 and 2020. “The figures are encouraging, though not surprising,”…

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Hosting and recording online sessions during the Coronavirus pandemic

05.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Schools are now generally more experienced and equipped to deliver online learning, with resources for delivering educational provision remotely. So, it remains of paramount importance that they follow the current government guidance on remote learning and ensure that they have safeguarded their staff and pupils from the risks associated with remote provision.

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Association Matters newsletter – March 2021

05.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to our latest newsletter, specifically written for trade associations and membership bodies. In this issue: New off-payroll working rules for contractors and consultants Challenging complacency: Are your e-commerce services at risk of a cyber attack? Supporting employee wellbeing during and post-pandemic Webinar: Ransomware 2.0 – cyber criminals raise the stakes again If you would…

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Tax Facts 2021/22

04.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Your online guide to UK tax rates for 2021/22.

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Pulse survey: not for profit sector

02.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore UK have released the first results of their pulse survey, which is aimed at schools and charities across the UK. The survey results showed that around 9 in 10 of both schools and charitable organisations are confident in their general outlook for the next 12 months. 88% of charities surveyed said that it had…

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Growth Capital in the CreaTech Sector – a review of 2020

25.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

The impact of the Coronavirus has created difficulties for CreaTech businesses in the growth capital arena. In 2020, 114 CreaTech businesses raised a total of £501 million of growth equity capital, compared with 144 businesses raising £709 million in 2019 – a 21% year-on-year decline in the number of deals completing and a 29% decrease…

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2020 in review: a year of two halves for the growth capital market

16.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Of UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million of growth equity capital each, 767 UK businesses raised a total of £3.67 billion in 2020, down on 2019 and 2018. Average deal size in 2020 was also down compared to 2019 from £4.93 million to £4.78 million, though it remained higher than the…

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VAT reverse charge for building & construction services

15.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

After a number of well-reported delays, HMRC’s VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services is due to come into force on 1 March 2021. The reverse charge will completely change the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry. The new system is compulsory and will impact businesses who either supply, or receive…

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2020 in review: an extraordinary year for M&A in the marketing services and media sectors

12.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

45% fewer deals completed in the UK marketing services and media sectors in 2020 compared with 2019 – a huge reduction but not surprising given the impact of the Coronavirus on many businesses. We hope that fast-moving vaccination programmes will mean a return to normality in the latter half of 2021. The majority of the…

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Pre-Budget year-end planning 2020/21 – seven key areas to consider

11.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak is due to deliver the Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 3rd March, with many in the industry predicting possible tax rises to help rebuild the economy. We will be issuing a Budget commentary shortly after the announcement, along with our latest reactions and insights. To help you prepare, we have also…

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