Kickstart your career in accountancy with the award-winning Moore Kingston Smith!

19.04.24

You’ve probably heard of accountancy and advisory services before. But do you know what professionals in this field do? Find out about this programme and kickstart your career in accountancy, which is brought exclusively to you in collaboration with Springpod, Moore Kingston Smith and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). Explore your options with a leading…

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Insolvencies in premium fashion: how can Administration be of use to companies facing major challenges?

18.04.24

A recent string of insolvencies in the premium fashion industry comes against the backdrop of declining consumer demand for premium fashion. From falling disposable income to the rise of alternative retailers offering the same look for a lower cost, the industry is experiencing a challenging trading environment. Some recent examples of financial distress in the…

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Selling a property – don’t miss the 60-day capital gains tax reporting deadline

17.04.24

The reduction in the main rate of capital gains tax for residential properties from 28% to 24% from this tax year may be an incentive for many individuals to sell their properties. For individuals selling or otherwise disposing of their UK property, you need to comply with HMRC reporting and tax payment obligations outside the…

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Doing business in the UK: registering your UK business for VAT

16.04.24

VAT is often one of the first taxes that businesses expanding into the UK encounter. It is a self-assessed tax, so you need to know how it applies and when it could apply.   Here, we set out key considerations when looking to register your new UK business for VAT.   Does your business have a UK…

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How to get effective cost reduction right

12.04.24

In the second article of our ‘Seven ways to respond to a change in financial circumstances’ series, we look at reducing costs – an area that is not as simple as it might first appear. Given the current financial climate, it is likely that many nonprofits have already tried to reduce costs where they can…

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Moore Kingston Smith advises Roycian on acquisition of McAndrew Martin

11.04.24

Roycian has entrusted Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance to advise on the £7 million Management Buyout (MBO) of McAndrew Martin, an award-winning, independent multi-disciplinary design firm with projects in the UK, and a rapidly growing presence in international markets. Established in 2014 with headquarters in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, Roycian is a private equity firm specialising…

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Food and drink under attack: why cyber security is critical to the sector

10.04.24

Written by Rich Jackson, Strategic Business Manager at Moore ClearComm, the cyber and data protection division within Moore Kingston Smith. A cyber attack on a food and drink company, and the subsequent impact on its supply chain, has the potential to disrupt widespread food production and distribution, in turn leading to food shortages and higher…

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The rise of search funds

08.04.24

What is a search fund? A search fund, also referred to as entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA), is an investment vehicle in which investors back an entrepreneur looking to acquire and run their own business. Search funds have become more popular across Europe in recent years, after originating in the 1980s out of US business schools…

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The advantages and disadvantages of employee turnover

04.04.24

Do you feel like you’re struggling with employee retention in your organisation? Studies from UK Money suggest that the UK has one of the highest employee turnover rates in Europe, and every year, an average of 16.8% of employees leave their jobs in the UK. Moore Kingston Smith People Advisory can help organisations explore some…

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Academies Accounts Direction 2023 to 2024 – what’s changed?

04.04.24

The updated Academies Accounts Direction was published on 27 March 2024 and will apply to accounting periods ending on 31 August 2024. Separate model accounts and an external auditors’ guide were also issued, in a similar manner to previous years. The updated guidance includes both explanatory and narrative changes. The requirements include some which will…

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