Moore Kingston Smith and David Reviews: update from ad world – 20 November 2020

26.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith partner Graham Tyler speaks to Kai-Lu Hsiung, RSA Films’ Global Managing Director about the impact of Covid on production on an international level. Here, Kai discusses how the impact of Covid has played out this year, mapping out the comparative ‘highs’ and lulls in production activity, how production companies have undergone accelerated…

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Moore Kingston Smith advises Coast Digital on sale to Elixirr International

25.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Coast Digital, a full-service digital marketing agency, engaged our corporate finance team to provide transaction support on its sale to Elixirr International, a challenger management consultancy which provides companies with an alternative solution to the long-established management consultants. Coast Digital has helped brands including charities, education providers and fashion retailers develop and deploy their digital…

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Update on VAT guidance for charities on digital advertising

25.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Late 2018, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) started to express the view that the provision of digital advertising to charities did not qualify for the zero-rate relief which applies to most charity advertising. HMRC’s concern was that the selective nature of digital advertising was at odds with the requirement that adverts are made available to…

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Trading goods post-Brexit

25.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Whether your business is shipping goods from the UK to the EU or the reverse, Moore Kingston Smith’s team of experienced import/export experts can help you smoothly transition from single market to open market. With a wealth of practical knowledge of cross-border trade, we understand the key implications that Brexit will have on your business…

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Withholding taxes for corporate groups after the end of the Brexit transition period

25.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

After the end of the Brexit transition period, EU directives will no longer have legal effect in the UK. This means that companies will no longer have the benefit of automatic exemption from withholding taxes on payments between the UK and EU member states on dividends, interest and royalties under the EU Interest and Royalties…

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Professional Firms Insight: using the furlough scheme to re-employ redundant staff – what you should consider

24.11.20 / Insight posted in

Throughout October, on the basis that the existing Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also referred to as the furlough scheme) would end on 31 October 2020, many firms took the difficult decision to make redundancies. On 5 November 2020 the Chancellor announced that scheme would be extended until 31 March 2021, and the terms of…

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Investors press pause on CreaTech sector, but signs suggest this is temporary

23.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The Q3 figures for the overall growth capital market illustrated a 28% quarter-on-quarter increase in the number of deals completing and a 26% increase in the amount of growth capital being raised. The CreaTech sector did not keep pace with this general increase in activity and actually experienced a 28% quarter-on-quarter decline in the number…

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Professional Firms Insight: Annual Investment Allowance to remain at £1 million throughout 2021

20.11.20 / Insight posted in

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) gives businesses tax relief for 100% of the cost of qualifying capital expenditure in the year it is incurred. The AIA increased from £200,000 to £1 million on 1 January 2019. It was due to fall back to £200,000 from 1 January 2021, but the government has now announced that…

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Webinar recording: making sense of the Brexit implications for international employment scenarios

20.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

We were delighted to jointly host this session alongside Hudson Mckenzie where we discussed the potential immigration, tax and social security consequences of Brexit. We provided an update on the most recent changes to the UK immigration rules and the tax landscape. Our Director of Global Mobility Steve Asher and Hudson McKenzie Solicitor Vaida Lukaite…

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Boost for UK financial services exports

19.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

On 9 November, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered a statement to the House of Commons outlining the government’s plans for the financial services sector, once the Brexit transitional period ends on 31 December 2020. Alongside news of the UK’s approach to regulation and the use of technology to deliver financial services, were details of intended…

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