Employment status remains contentious in latest case decisions on TV presenters

11.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

There have been several recent employment status case decisions involving TV presenters, to add to the long list of previous HMRC cases. Three BBC News and BBC World presenters   In Paya and others v HMRC, the First-tier Tribunal failed to reach a unanimous agreement in the case of the personal service companies operated by…


360 GSP Limited – 360 GSP College Ltd – 360 GSP Holdings Ltd

11.11.19 / Insight posted in

It is with regret that the directors advise that each of the above companies has ceased trading with immediate effect. In view of this no further courses will commence and courses currently mid-term will not complete. The affairs of the business are being dealt with by Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency Practitioners. In the first…


Entrepreneurs’ relief – the end?

08.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) planning is very popular, unsurprisingly, since it may give people disposing of their businesses up to £1 million of tax relief over their lifetimes. However, as with any aspect of tax law, the government can make changes with little or no notice. In times of economic and political uncertainty, such as in…


The Times: Tim Stovold on private resident winning regarding CGT

08.11.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

Commenting on the resident who challenged HMRC in court and won, Tim Stovold comments on the balance of the system but warns that HMRC might retaliate. To find out more about this and other such services, contact us or visit our tax web page. Tim’s comment appears in the The Times (subscription needed).


Herts Chamber magazine: Silvia Vitiello on the benefits of being a chamber patron

08.11.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

Silvia Vitiello’s article discusses MKS’s activities as patron of Herts Chamber of Commerce, winning industry awards and building on its community presence. To find out more about this and other such services, contact us or visit our St Albans web page. Silvia’s comment appears in the Herts Chamber magazine.


Becky Shields in economia: AI and current state of accountancy

07.11.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

Becky Shields, partner at MKS, discusses the need for accountancy firms to embrace AI and not be left behind. She talks about data analytics now being embedded into Moore Kingston Smith’s flagship training programme. To find out more about this and other such services, contact us or visit our tech web page. Becky’s comment appears…


Moore Maritime operating expenses tool launched

06.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore has launched its Moore Maritime Index tool, enabling shipowners and advisers to analyse operating costs and revenues against a large global sample of vessels. Moore, formerly Moore Stephens, has advised the Shipping and Maritime sectors for more than seven decades. Moore is regarded within the industry as a preeminent provider of advice and services.…


Information Professional: Suffolk Libraries CEO values MKS’s impact measurement report

05.11.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

The CEO of Suffolk Libraries, Bruce Leeke, looks at the many benefits arising from having an impact measurement report done by MKS Fundraising and Management. The findings were that for every £1 paid for the services offered by the libraries, a huge £8.04 in social value is returned. The story was also covered on BBC…


Our 2019 community engagement report

04.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to Moore Kingston Smith’s 2018/19 community engagement report. As a firm, we are driven by people achieving their potential – our internal people and our clients. And we believe it is our responsibility to harness our potential and give back to the communities around us. By providing support and guidance to local people, businesses…


Q3 Insolvency statistics: administrations up 20% on Q2

01.11.19 / Insight posted in

The Insolvency Service has released its figures for Q3 2019 revealing an upwards trend across all company insolvencies except compulsory liquidations. Administrations are reported to have reached their highest since Q1 2014 and creditor’s voluntary liquidations peaked above levels not seen since Q1 2012. Overall individual insolvencies are also on the up with a 0.6%…