Business resilience and recovery: top tips for international businesses  

16.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith was delighted to be a part of a Q&A discussion hosted by London & Partners. Our experts Steve Asher, Director of Global Mobility, and Dan Leaman, Corporate Finance Director, provided their insights on internationally mobile employees and business resilience and recovery. Here are their top tips on what international businesses should be…


FT: Mike Hayes on Chancellor’s CGT examination

15.07.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

The Chancellor has called for a thorough analysis of capital gains tax in a likely effort to find a new source of nourishment for the parched coffers. Exactly how a reformed CGT might look is not yet clear, or whether those who are better off will be targeted. Mike Hayes said: “The chancellor has not…


Webinar recording: In the crisis – governance

14.07.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

In the Coronavirus crisis, charity governance has been tested like never before. Have you been able to adapt quickly enough and continue to make the right decisions, even in the most pressurised of circumstances? James Saunders chairs the second of a weekly series of panel discussions. This week the panel (made up of charity trustees…


Reminder: withdrawal of the ‘representative occupiers’ concession for living accommodation from 6 April 2021

14.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Historically, a non-statutory exemption has applied in respect of employees provided with living accommodation and treated as representative occupiers since 5 April 1977. This exemption has also applied to successors to the particular post that carried representative occupier status. This exemption is an Extra Statutory Concession (ESC) and therefore not in legislation. HMRC have undertaken…


Reduction in the VAT rate: Practical points to consider

13.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Tax

The reduction in VAT rate to 5% Businesses providing services in the hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions sectors will benefit from the reduction of standard rate VAT from 20% to 5%, effective from 15 July, and should be considering the wider potential opportunities that this can offer. Those organisations need to implement the necessary changes…


Media agencies: cash flow and funding – ensure yours is fit for the longer term

13.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Our recent survey of independent marketing services businesses revealed that 25% of those surveyed did not hold enough working capital. This shows that agencies have little headroom to deal with unforeseen, but inevitable, problems that occur throughout the business cycle: economic downturns, the loss of major client accounts, slow payment from clients etc. The fact…


Blockchain and crypto firms can claim R&D tax

13.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Blockchain technology has revolutionised the way data is controlled, providing unparalleled transparency and security. Through the decentralisation of platforms, intermediaries can be removed from transactions, providing a wide scope of benefits particularly within the financial services sector. Decentralised applications, or DApps, have the potential to remap the technological landscape, while DeFi could provide a viable…


New Model Adviser: Lynne Rowland’s article “Forget stamp duty, property tax changes mean there’s lots to learn”

13.07.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

We are nearly four months into the new tax year, with lockdown restrictions slowly being relaxed and some positive signs in the property market following Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday announcement last week. New rules notwithstanding, there are still some significant changes to the tax rules that apply to residential property that you need to…


Webinar recording – Independent schools virtual roundtable

13.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

Moore Kingston Smith and Rothschild & Co Wealth Management recently hosted a virtual education discussion to discuss the current Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the sector. With a prestigious panel from ISBA, GDST, ISC and Rothschild & Co Wealth Management, the discussion focused on how independent schools have been coping during the pandemic and…


Webinar recording: through the crisis – strategy

10.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

Moore Kingston Smith has partnered with Quilter Cheviot and Browne Jacobson to bring you a series of weekly on-demand webinars specifically for the charity sector, focused on the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. In the first webinar, the panel discusses the question “Is your strategy still right in the post pandemic world – are you in the…