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…


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.…


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%…


Thurrock Education Awards 2019

01.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Mental health and well-being champion’ category at the Thurrock Education Awards 2019. These awards celebrate the talented, hardworking individuals and teams in education and recognise the importance of education as the foundation for a good quality of life and future success. There are 14 award categories for…


Brexit – axe it, ace it or alter it?

31.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

The UK is heading for a general election on Thursday 12 December. With a deal on the table, all things Brexit are to be put on hold…but with the EU’s revised 31 January 2020 date for exiting looming fast. The new government will have a little over seven weeks to resolve the Brexit question. The…


Fundraising and Management Brochure

28.10.19 / Insight posted in Brochures

Charitable giving is a huge part of global society – with over £10 billion being donated by individuals in the UK alone per year. Fundraising is the process of accessing this pool of money, using a range of techniques to encourage and solicit donations for organisations delivering public benefit. Getting the right advice Fundraising is…


economia: Lynne Rowland weighs up the pros and cons of UK’s inheritance tax

25.10.19 / Insight posted in MKS News

Lynne Rowland, partner at Moore Kingston Smith, analyses the positives and negatives of other countries’ approach to inheritance tax. She also looks at what the landscape might look like if the UK abolished what we know as inheritance tax. To find out more about inheritance tax and other such related tax services, contact us or…