Foresight versus hindsight for Brexit vision

15.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

It’s better to have taken (potentially unnecessary) precautions than to wake up on 1 November in no-deal reality with ‘if only’ regrets. Since Boris Johnson first came to office as Prime Minister on 24 July, every day has seemingly brought a new twist to the Brexit tale. And still, the possibility of a no-deal remains…

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German pension fund wins tax case following EU discrimination ruling

11.10.19 / Insight posted in

The UK First-tier Tribunal (the first level Court in which tax cases are heard in the UK) has decided that Bayerische Ärtzeversorgung (BÄV) was entitled to a refund of UK income tax paid on its UK property investments. The appeal was made by the entity that physically received the income in question, BAV-TMW-Globaler-Immobilien Spezialfonds (BTI),…

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Are you a UK resident receiving income from a German pension?

11.10.19 / Insight posted in

The provisions in the Germany-UK tax treaty regarding German pension income for UK residents may be helpful to some people who paid into a German pension for over 15 years. Generally, UK resident individuals pay UK income tax on all their worldwide income. People who receive pension income from previous employers in other countries therefore…

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The Times: Guy Sterling consulted over deputyship overcharges by Office of Public Guardian

10.10.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

The Office of Public Guardian has been charging unduly high fees for registering deputyships appointed by the courts. Guy Sterling comments that a similar scenario happened several years ago with lasting powers of attorney and that those affected now need to apply for reimbursements. Full article here. Subscription needed.

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Martin Muirhead appointed chair of APA

09.10.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

At the AGM of the Association of Practising Accountants (APA) on 7 October 2019, Martin Muirhead was appointed the new chair. Muirhead is senior partner of top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Moore Kingston Smith. The APA represents a significant voice in the accountancy profession and has steadily gained prominence in recent years. Presented…

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economia: Kingston Smith rebrands to Moore Kingston Smith

08.10.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

In May 2019, Kingston Smith joined the then Moore Stephens International and rebranded to Moore Kingston Smith in September. Full article here.

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FT Adviser: Guy Sterling on long wait times for HMRC helpline

04.10.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

Guy Sterling voices concern over unacceptably long queues in HMRC telephone helpline. Those giving up and hanging up are not being recorded in the monitoring figures. Full article here.

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People Management: Tim Stovold looks at the reality of electric cars

02.10.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

Tim Stovold’s article discusses the tax implications of electric cars, for both employers and employees. Stovold offers government scenarios for charging points and which would count as a benefit and therefore taxable. Full article here.

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Recovery Matters – Autumn 2019: UK high street reaches new low

01.10.19 / Insight posted in

Ian Robert, partner at Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency Practitioners, welcomes you to the autumn edition of Recovery Matters. The story of the ailing UK high street is not an old one. High-profile store closures such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and very recently Thomas Cook have hit the headlines on a regular basis, highlighting…

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Tax Facts 2019/20

01.10.19 / Insight posted in

Your online guide to UK tax rates for 2019/20  

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