Brexit – new social security rules for employers and employees

15.01.21 / Insight posted in Articles

For businesses seconding or planning to send employees to work temporarily in the EU, the feasibility of transfers will often be driven by costs related to social security, state pension and benefits entitlements, alongside how best to minimise the risks of getting the related cross-border compliance wrong. Discussions leading up to the UK-EU new trade…


Mental health first aiders: how they can help

14.01.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Our wellbeing framework is designed to enable our people to reach their full potential. This includes developing trained mental health first aiders in all of our offices. In this video, Karen Wardell, Partner at our Romford office and Mental Health First aider explains what is involved and how our people are supported. We hope that…


Post-Brexit opportunities for UK businesses

13.01.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Over the past four years, much has been written about the negative impact that Brexit will have on UK businesses. However, there is plenty to look forward to so it is important to consider the positive opportunities that have emerged with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement now signed. There are of course significant new challenges…


Moore Kingston Smith and David Reviews: weekly update from ad world – 11 January 2021

11.01.21 / Insight posted in Articles

This week’s video features our guest speaker, Paul Watts, Co-Founder & Film Editor of The Quarry. Paul catches up with Graham Tyler, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith and Jason Stone, Editor & Co-writer, David Reviews, to discuss how he has found the last nine months of the pandemic and how he has adapted to remote working…


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

07.01.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, companies 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 Directive. For payments made from UK companies to associated companies in EU member states, there…


Charity Governance Code update – December 2020

17.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Following the conclusion of the Charity Governance Code consultation earlier in 2020, the Steering Group has issued an updated version of the Code in December 2020. The ’Foundation and Seven Key Principles’ framework remain unchanged, but as signposted during the consultation exercise, two of the principles have been updated with one being significantly altered from…


Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Winter 2020 Bulletin

16.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

There are good reasons to be optimistic as we end a very challenging 2020 and look forward to 2021: the recent news of a comprehensive vaccination programme for the UK and equivalent programmes globally; the furlough scheme’s extension to March 2021; and global markets have rewarded investors despite the market volatility and dip in the…


Creative sector tax reliefs

15.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

TV and animation production Tax relief for high end television and animation production is one of a number of tax reliefs for the creative sector. These are are intended to help support technological innovation and ensure that companies working in highly creative industries continue to contribute to the UK’s economic growth and to British culture.…


Webinar recording: what North American companies should expect for UK business growth in 2021

15.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures, Webinars

In this webinar, we discussed the latest findings from our recent UK-North America investment report. We were delighted to have been joined by Iain Wright, Director for Business and Industrial Strategy at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, who presented on the findings from the latest official UK Business Confidence Monitor. Our…


Are you over-charging VAT to your German customers? What the 2020 VAT changes in Germany mean for you

15.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The VAT rates in Germany changed on 1 July 2020 and many businesses have had to adapt quickly to the new rates. Although these changes are straightforward in theory, they have introduced many practical challenges for businesses, particularly those that supply services on a continuous basis and where their sales invoices may cover longer periods.…