Moore Kingston Smith and David Reviews: weekly update from ad world – 13 August 2020

13.08.20 / Insight posted in Articles

This week’s video features our guest speaker, Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prettybird. Kerstin catches up with Graham Tyler, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith and Jason Stone, Editor & Co-writer, David Reviews, to discuss the challenges the Coronavirus has triggered in the US for the production industry, while also looking at the positives…

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Moore Kingston Smith advises on sale of Blippi Youtube channel to Moonbug Entertainment

10.08.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith has advised US artist and digital content creator Stevin John on the sale of his massively popular YouTube channel, Blippi, together with its associated brands and merchandising contracts to UK-based global content company Moonbug Entertainment. The deal includes ‘Blippi’, a live-action program that has struck a chord with parents and kids through…

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UK createch sector shows resilience as investors continue to back creative and tech talent

06.08.20 / Insight posted in Articles

A review of Q2 2020 growth capital investment in the createch sector 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…

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Podcast: insolvency and the impact on the commercial landlord and tenant relationship

06.08.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Prior to lockdown, the real estate market had already been experiencing a significant downturn. This is probably due to the fact that the sector, for obvious reasons is most sensitive to changes in the business lifecycle and this began to trigger financial stress, which in turn caused increased levels of corporate insolvencies. While the government’s…

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Webinar recording: operating in the new normal

03.08.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

As lockdown restrictions ease, many organisations are working to understand what the shift to remote working could mean for them. Some may decide that their office space is no longer needed at all, while others look to downsize, re-purpose or re-locate. Join us for a discussion on the future of physical workplaces, and what opportunities…

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Witnessing a Will via video call: a last resort in every respect

31.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The government has confirmed that it will pass legislation that validates Wills witnessed since 31 January 2020 via video call, such as Zoom or WhatsApp.  The new measures will remain in place until 31 January 2022, or for as long as it feels appropriate. However, this is not an option open to everyone and the…

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Webinar recording: charity breakfast chat – how can your charity be the best it can be?

31.07.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

As we approach the end of the fourth month of lockdown, survival is pivotal and many charity leaders will be asking how can they thrive and find opportunity in adversity. However many organisations are rising to the occasion and delivering great work for their beneficiaries. Our team of charity advisers from our fundraising and impact…

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Kick-start fund of £500 million launched to help UK film and TV industry

30.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

On 28 July, the government finally addressed the concerns of the film and TV industry and launched the “Film and TV Production Restart Scheme”. It has been clear for some time that the major issue preventing a return to live production was the inability for any companies to organise insurance to cover the costs of…

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Academies Plus – July 2020

30.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to our latest edition of Academies Plus (A+), Moore Kingston Smith’s newsletter specifically created for academies. In this issue: Academies Accounts Direction 2019 to 2020 Strategy in a crisis – changing the roadmap but keeping the destination Schools may be back for summer – but are they secure? Supporting your employees’ wellbeing Academies tax…

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MTD for self-employed individuals and small companies

30.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

HMRC has an ambitious project to make the filing of tax returns a digital process. Broadly, this will mean that relevant accounting information is uploaded directly from a business’s or an individual’s accounting software. As HMRC has said, “HMRC’s ambition is to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. Making Tax…

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