Webinar recording: The future of the charity sector

24.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

In our latest webinar, Charles Mesquita of Quilter Cheviot chairs a thought-provoking panel and is joined by Caron Bradshaw of Charity Finance Group (CFG), Catherine Rustomji of Browne Jacobson LLP and James Saunders of Moore Kingston Smith, who discuss the future of the sector post the pandemic and the opportunity to ‘build back better’. This…

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Investment in fintech sector increases against backdrop of uncertainty

22.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

According to our research into UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million each of growth equity capital, 161 British businesses raised £779 million of growth capital in the second quarter of 2020. The Q2 figures for the overall growth capital market illustrated a 10% – 15% quarter-on-quarter decline in the number of…

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Webinar recording: managing international employees – tax and immigration considerations

21.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

If you can’t view the recording please click here. Changing global mobility programmes was an important area of discussion before the pandemic, but this has since accelerated the need for companies to reconsider what their workforce will look like going forward. A likely mix of remote and office working along with international travel restrictions will require…

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Moore Kingston Smith summarises the results of its global mobility survey August 2020

18.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

We are delighted to share the highlights from our recent global mobility survey, which we ran in August 2020. The survey explores the experience of businesses and their response to global mobility since the Coronavirus crisis started. We summarise the key decisions that organisations need to make about the future of their international cross-border employment…

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The absence of an India-UK Social Security Agreement continues to act as a barrier for trade and investment

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Our latest joint report with the Confederation of Indian Industry, ‘India-UK Social Security Agreement’, highlights the hidden costs of trading between India and the UK where employees working on secondment suffer double contributions and employers suffer a double liability for the employer component. The introduction of the Social Security Agreement would help balance what the…

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VAT treatment on digital marketing supplied to charities

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

HMRC has issued some long awaited guidance on the VAT treatment of digital advertising supplied to charities following a period of negotiation with the various interested parties. The good news for agencies and charities alike is that HMRC has backed away from their original position that most forms of digital advertising by charities should be standard-rated.…

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Webinar recording: cyber security – de-risking the use of Cloud services

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

If you can’t view the recording please click here. Organisations are moving en-masse to Cloud services such as Microsoft 365 and Google Apps, and this changes each and every organisations cyber threat profile. Cyber criminals on the internet are very aware of this tectonic shift, and are taking full advantage of poorly configured or inadequately protected services…

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The FinTech50 2020 announced

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

As proud sponsors of The FinTech50 for the sixth year running, Moore Kingston Smith is excited to announce the 50 European companies to watch for 2020, together with the Top 10 ranked fintechs and Hot Ten of early stage innovators. Tom Moore, Head of Financial Services and Fintech at Moore Kingston Smith, was once again…

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Early termination payments and unexpected consequences to the real estate sector

16.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

HMRC issued a press release this week on the subject of early termination payments and compensation which may have some unexpected consequences for the property sector. To date, most early termination payments have been treated as compensation for the loss of future profit, and therefore not subject to VAT. However, following two European Court decisions…

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Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Autumn 2020 Bulletin

15.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

In our Autumn 2020 bulletin, we look at some of the lessons learned during the past months and the savings boost from a period of curtailed spending opportunities. For some people, lower spending has been offset by more serious reductions in income, but for those able to work from home, or whose income has been…

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