Charity CSR: action away day!

10.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

For one day every year at Moore Kingston Smith we abandon our offices to venture into the community. With diaries blocked out and computer screens shut down, we are to be found armed with garden tools, painting and decorating gear and ready smiles to support local projects and charities for the MKS Action Day. This…

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Harnessing a creative vision

10.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

As a firm, we know how proud we feel when we win professional awards. But we are also extremely proud of the awards we give through our charitable initiatives. Here we tell the behind-the-scenes story of one of the causes benefiting from our pioneering Creative Vision Award (CVA) this year. The Moore Kingston Smith CVA…

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Thriving through change

10.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Managing Partner Maureen Penfold guides us through what’s changed and what remains steadfast in an exhilarating year for Moore Kingston Smith. In a career spanning almost four decades, Maureen has learnt to expect the unexpected. “We are always ready to adapt and embrace change here,” she says. “But even by our standards, this has been…

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New ruling on online publications could mean VAT reclaims for not for profit organisations

10.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

A recent judgement at the Upper Tribunal (UT) ruled in favour of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited (the newspaper), agreeing that digital newspapers can be zero-rated and overturning the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT). The reason given for the decision was that when the zero-rating provisions were put into law in 1991, digital…

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Government responds to official loan charge review by former head of National Audit Office

07.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

HMRC has published the government’s response to Sir Amyas Morse’s independent loan charge review. Individuals affected by the loan charge will be pleased to see that HMRC has adopted most of the report’s recommendations and restricted the charge to loans made on or after 9 December 2010. Furthermore, refunds will be paid to individuals who…

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Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Winter 2019 Bulletin

20.12.19 / Insight posted in Articles

In this issue: Gifts that keep on giving Caught up in pension allowance traps? Investing on principle Reversals of fortune – the value and income challenge All change on company car tax from April Five ways to develop better spending habits It won’t happen to me… Protecting your income Still holding a cash ISA? 31…

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HMRC changes VAT position on charity social media advertising

19.12.19 / Insight posted in Articles

The VAT treatment of social media advertising for charities is fast becoming an area of concern for a number of agencies. In recent weeks HMRC have stated that in their opinion almost all types of social media advertising for charities is standard rated, and not zero-rated as is the case for most other types of…

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Adieu, adios, ahoj – whichever language, the word is final

13.12.19 / Insight posted in Articles, Blog

So the general election is now behind us and Brexit once more takes centre stage. As Boris is saying, it is full steam ahead on the Brexit front. While the Brexit date is 31 January, the end transition date (31 December 2020) remains unchanged. During the transition period, current trading arrangements between the EU and…

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Mergers and acquisitions in the Marketing and Media sectors – a review of Q3 2019

11.12.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Despite the political and economic uncertainty that has continued to impact global and UK businesses, and a year-on-year decline since 2016, there has been significantly more M&A activity in the sector than we expected at the start of the year. This quarter had 55 deals recorded, only slightly less than the corresponding quarters in the…

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