Webinar recording: next steps out of the storm – moving from crisis management to strategic growth

02.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

This webinar is brought to you in association with the West Kent Chamber of Commerce. James Saunders, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith introduced three panellists who spoke about their experiences during the Coronavirus crisis, with the discussion focusing on business strategy through the crisis and as the country starts to exit lockdown. Jamie Sherman, Partner…


Furlough scheme – EMI options not to be disqualified

02.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Tax

One of the conditions of EMI is that the option holder has to satisfy the ‘full-time’ working requirement.  There was concern that if an option holder was furloughed, this condition would not be met.  Representations have been made to the Chancellor to address this and introduce a relaxation, as there is for reservists who are…


Moore Kingston Smith Association Management exceeded delegate’s expectations at major virtual conference

02.07.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith Association Management (MKSAM) recently planned, executed and managed a three-day conference for one of its clients, Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG), an association of outsourcing and procurement professionals working in research and development across the pharmaceutical industry. Due to Coronavirus they had to cancel the physical 2020 Conference. We worked with the…


Moore Kingston Smith and David Reviews: weekly update from ad world – 26 June 2020

26.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles

This week’s video features our guest speaker, award winning film director, Nicolai Fuglsig. Nicolai catches up with Graham Tyler, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith and Jason Stone, Editor & Co-writer, David Reviews, to discuss what it’s like filming in a post-coronavirus world and the challenges that come with it. If you have any questions or would…


Reinstate direct debit payments to avoid penalties

24.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Operations

Businesses who have cancelled their direct debits payable to HMRC to defer VAT payments now need to set up a new one to avoid penalties. Failure to get a direct debit set up in time could result in the business paying their VAT bill late and, potentially, a penalty charge. As part of the government’s…


Moore Kingston Smith advises on sale of majority stake in global digital commerce and design agency

23.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of 60% of global digital commerce and design agency Redbox Digital to the SQLI Group. Redbox develops e-commerce platforms and is one of the biggest Magento partner agencies in the UK and Middle East, with clients including Nespresso, Fortnum & Mason and AXA. The agency…


Furlough fraud amnesty

23.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles, People

As of June 2020, 9.1 million jobs have been furloughed at a cost of £20.8 billion. The government is proposing a new Bill to allow them to investigate those who have claimed from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and other income related support schemes and grants. The Bill would enable HMRC to prosecute those…


Government releases code of practice for commercial property relationships during the Coronavirus pandemic

23.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Operations

The impact of Coronavirus has been huge on both landlords and tenants due to the majority of commercial tenants’ inability to meet their rental deadline, which has been seriously diminished by the lockdown with forced closure of their properties and the resulting loss of income. Although the government has begun to gradually ease lockdown with…


Webinar recording – Does your charity have an impact-led strategy? Or are you focused too much on the money?’

22.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

Our fundraising and management experts recently partnered with ACEVO on our latest webinar to discuss finding the right balance between being impactful and financial sustainability. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many charities to simply manage cash flow, but post-pandemic, how can we ensure our charities do the right thing and receive enough money to fund…


Media agencies: thriving beyond the crisis – sharpening your business development effectiveness to generate more business opportunities

22.06.20 / Insight posted in Articles

In times of economic pressure, business development opportunities are going to be thinner on the ground, with many of these also likely to be of lower value and perhaps even lower quality. Therefore, getting business development right is critical to returning your business back to its growth journey as the world starts to return to…