FT.com: Lynne Rowland advises executors

08.04.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Lynne Rowland reminds executors handling estates whose worth has dropped that reliefs are available. She said: “Overlooking a potential refund of IHT could leave them open to challenge by beneficiaries who are entitled to make a personal claim for redress if the executor is perceived not to be discharging their legal obligations in full.” Full…

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Coronavirus job retention scheme – register now to avoid payment delay once HMRC portal live

08.04.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

In the latest guidance released on the job retention scheme, employers are warned that they need to have an HMRC PAYE online services account to make their claims for the grant when the online portal is launched at the end of April 2020. Significant delays are expected for grant claims where organisations are not already…

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Coronavirus support: scammers pose as HMRC

07.04.20 / Insight posted in

From discussions with clients and other business people, it would appear that many have received bogus emails from scammers posing as HMRC in connection to the government support that is available to businesses affected by Coronavirus. To be very clear, HMRC does not text individuals and they only use emails in a very limited set…

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Moore Kingston Smith and David Reviews: weekly update from ad world

07.04.20 / Insight posted in Articles

If we think of the coronavirus event as an earthquake, then we’ve just about reached the moment when the buildings have stopped shaking. For the advertising industry this means that they can start to properly assess what is and isn’t possible in a vastly altered landscape. Everyone’s priority is public safety and it’ll be a…

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Webinar recording – effective grant applications in the Coronavirus crisis

07.04.20 / Insight posted in

There have already been and will continue to be emergency grants made available in the charities sector with some funders announcing extraordinary interventions. To have the best chance of being awarded the resource that you need, charities must be prepared and equipped to craft a powerful and authentic ‘ask’. Aimed at charities who need support…

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Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: buy, sell or stick?

07.04.20 / Insight posted in Articles

As we all adjust to life under the new restrictions, we have seen elements of human nature at its very best with the large number of volunteers supporting the great work and dedication of all of our key workers, from the NHS, to all those working around the clock to keep the supermarkets feeding the…

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New Model Adviser: Lynne Rowland’s article ‘The downsides of being the Bank of Mum and Dad’

07.04.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Giving your children money might seem like an easy option but be careful to document everything you agree. There is rarely documentation to formalise any arrangements for repayment of a loan or protection of a gift, which can cause issues in the future if the property is subject to relationship breakdown, bankruptcy or death of…

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Ten tips to help your charity navigate through these uncertain times

06.04.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The current Coronavirus pandemic is exceptional. This is not business as usual. With the movement of people suspended and fundraising from events going into freefall, most charities are struggling to respond. Some are seeing a surge in demand for their services, while for others, especially those who are paid by results, the significant drop in…

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Managing directors’ potential liabilities and good governance

06.04.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Coronavirus has brought about unprecedented and challenging times that have resulted in insolvency laws being relaxed for an initial three-month period. In these uncertain times, business decisions will be subject to increased scrutiny. It is critical that directors consider their broader duties and the long-term impact of their decision-making to ensure they do not expose…

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Furloughing employees and EMI options

03.04.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Many businesses are making use of government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme. If you furlough employees under the scheme, they are prohibited from working while they are furloughed. This may pose a risk if the employee concerned holds an EMI option. One of the conditions of the EMI is that there is a full-time working requirement. If an…

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