IR35 rules and the impact on the construction industry

13.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

The construction industry had hoped that the new IR35 off-payroll rules would be delayed again, but those hopes were dashed by HMRC at the beginning of October 2020 when it issued letters to the industry confirming that the changes would go ahead as planned in April 2021. We have written various articles on this subject,…

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Grit, grace & good humour: the entrepreneurship podcast

13.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Lynne Rowland and Yvette Jacobs-Lee explore some important tax considerations for entrepreneurs in this podcast with Beacon Gainer, including understanding tax relief, inheritance tax, and cross-border financial planning. Listen here

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Restrictive covenants in an employment contract were too wide to be enforceable

12.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

In the case of Quilter Private Client Advisers Ltd (the company) v Falconer (the employee) and another, the High Court also found that the nine-month non-compete clause and 12-month non-solicitation and non-dealing clauses in the financial adviser’s contract of employment were too wide to be enforceable. The employee in this case had joined the company…

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The importance of updating training and policies on equality and diversity, and whistleblowing

12.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Employers can be liable for wrongdoings carried out by their employees during the course of their employment because of a legal principle known as vicarious liability. This is a huge concern for employers in cases of discrimination, harassment, victimisation and whistleblowing claims, as it can lead to large awards for compensation because of poor conduct…

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TV Production: The 2021 Budget – five considerations for UK indies

09.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Last month, when Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of his much anticipated ‘Covid’ Budget, the state of play for UK production companies was slightly more complex than usual. From another extension to the furlough scheme to billions of pounds worth of cash injections for the economy, there was a significant amount to get one’s…

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Moore Kingston Smith appoints Jeremy Horner as first Non-Executive Director

06.04.21 / Insight posted in MKS News

Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to announce that Jeremy Horner will be joining the company as its first non-executive director. In joining the firm’s Governance Board, the addition of Jeremy will support the continued development and growth of Moore Kingston Smith in line with best practice governance. As a Chartered Accountant and an experienced non-executive…

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Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Spring 2021 Bulletin

06.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

The success of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out brings hope that June could really mean the end of restrictions on daily life. With many people forced to tighten their belts over the last year, the focus in this spring issue is on both personal and national financial recovery. Other stories for this edition include: What can…

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Moore Intelligence White Paper: The Big Pivot

01.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Manufacturers and distributors who made a Big Pivot to embrace technology and reshape supply chains after Covid hit have seen revenue, profits and productivity rise. Dan Martine, Head of Manufacturing and Distribution, discussed the impact of Covid and Brexit on the industry in the Moore Intelligence White Paper: The Big Pivot. Read the report here.

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Get your Social Value Act together

01.04.21 / Insight posted in Articles

A year has passed since the first lockdown, and describing 2020 as a year of change has almost become a cliché, though that doesn’t make it any less true. The pace of change looks set to continue well into 2021, with the government’s roadmap and budget announcements at the top of many people’s thoughts. However,…

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Welcome to our Holi 2021 edition of Indo-UK Patrika

29.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to our Holi 2021 edition of Indo-UK Patrika, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on recent changes and topics of interest affecting those doing business in both the UK and India. In this edition, we interview Keval Hutheesing, Executive Director of India-based technology company Cygnet Infotech, and discuss his experience of successfully…

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