Assessing effective remote-working using psychometric tools

22.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Operations, People

As the world moves towards a new normal and businesses start deciding what that means for them in the long term, many will be considering more permanent arrangements for homeworking and working more flexibly. For now, working at home has been enforced and everyone is doing their best to cope. However, when normal life resumes,…


New insolvency laws will help struggling businesses

22.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Operations

On 20 May, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 was laid before parliament. This will, when enacted into law, be a very substantial change to Insolvency Law and will provide some much needed assistance to businesses struggling in the Coronavirus crisis. It is hoped the new measures will be in place at some point in…


Webinar recording: returning to the workplace post-lockdown

22.05.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

Our webinar covered recent business developments around Coronavirus. As lockdown restrictions are being eased, employees are slowly returning to work. Our expert team from Moore Kingston Smith HR Consultancy discussed the responsibility of the employer (and employees) during this transition period. They covered the following topics: Physical location and the changes that should be considered…


Returning to the workplace post lock-down

21.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures, Operations, People

It is unlikely that you will be able to return to your normal working practices quickly. How that actually looks will differ from company to company, so it is important to start thinking long term and shape your new normal. There are certain areas that you need to plan carefully before implementing any changes. This…


Furloughing directors – the do’s and dont’s

21.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Legal

The government has confirmed that directors can be furloughed under the Coronavirus job retention scheme. However, the wider issues concerning directors’ duties and responsibilities must be considered, as the situation brings potential pitfalls. Many companies are making use of the Coronavirus furlough scheme. As office holders, salaried company directors are eligible to be furloughed and…


Employment Allowance 

21.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The Employment Allowance (EA) provides many businesses and charities, including schools with a reduction in their employer National Insurance contributions (NIC) bill since its inception in 2014/15. The rules have broadly remained the same until now. The following changes have been implemented from April 2020: Employers will only be entitled to claim EA if they…


FT live Q&A: Tim Stovold on wealth tax implications post-crisis

20.05.20 / Insight posted in Tax, MKS News

FT Money calls on Tim Stovold to answer readers’ questions on the Coronavirus bailout by the government. Responding to a question on defined benefit pension schemes, Stovold said: “If a wealth tax were implemented based on the capital values of assets, it wouldn’t really work with DB schemes so a possible alternative would be to…


The Docklands & East London Advertiser: Leyton Orient and Moore Kingston Smith collaboration

20.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith’s collaboration with Leyton Orient is continuing for three more years. Partner at Moore Kingston Smith, Karen Wardell said: “Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to continue partnering with The O’s. Both our organisations have a lot in common, in terms of giving practical hands-on support to the wider community.”  Josh Stephens, Head of…


Supporting homeworking employees: tax reliefs available to them

19.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures, Tax

With the announcement that schools will close to most pupils, almost everyone who can work at home will be doing so from 23 March if they are not already. This follows the PM’s call to “stop non-essential contact with others and stop all unnecessary travel”. Setting aside the logistical, technological and data security issues of…


Moore Kingston Smith awarded silver in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index

19.05.20 / Insight posted in

Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded silver in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index 2019-2020. The index is a benchmark of best policy and practice. A silver award means the firm is making demonstrable achievements in promoting the mental health of its staff, taking action across key areas and establishing…