FCA launches consultation on the regulation of international firms

29.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

As the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers its post-Brexit approach, it has launched a consultation on the future authorisation and supervision of international firms operating in the UK. This will be relevant to EEA (European Economic Area) firms that intend to seek authorisation in the UK in the future, including those entering the Temporary Permissions…

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Webinar recording: Legacy fundraising during a pandemic

28.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

In our latest webinar our Fundraising & Management team looked at some of the opportunities and challenges facing charities around legacy giving created by the pandemic, and how to respond to them. They were joined by a panel of fundraisers from Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Awards for Young Musicians and ABF The Soldiers Charity who…

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Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan

24.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Tax

Amid continuing uncertainty as a result of Coronavirus, the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday cancelled his proposed autumn Budget, and today announced a number of further support measures. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has long been due to end on 31 October, and with restrictions starting to increase once again, pressure has been mounting on…

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Webinar recording: the future of the charity sector

24.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Webinars

In our latest webinar, Charles Mesquita of Quilter Cheviot chairs a thought-provoking panel and is joined by Caron Bradshaw of Charity Finance Group (CFG), Catherine Rustomji of Browne Jacobson LLP and James Saunders of Moore Kingston Smith, who discuss the future of the sector post the pandemic and the opportunity to ‘build back better’. This…

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Investment in fintech sector increases against backdrop of uncertainty

22.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

According to our research into UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million each of growth equity capital, 161 British businesses raised £779 million of growth capital in the second quarter of 2020. The Q2 figures for the overall growth capital market illustrated a 10% – 15% quarter-on-quarter decline in the number of…

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Webinar recording: managing international employees – tax and immigration considerations

21.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

If you can’t view the recording please click here. Changing global mobility programmes was an important area of discussion before the pandemic, but this has since accelerated the need for companies to reconsider what their workforce will look like going forward. A likely mix of remote and office working along with international travel restrictions will require…

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Moore Kingston Smith summarises the results of its global mobility survey August 2020

18.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

We are delighted to share the highlights from our recent global mobility survey, which we ran in August 2020. The survey explores the experience of businesses and their response to global mobility since the Coronavirus crisis started. We summarise the key decisions that organisations need to make about the future of their international cross-border employment…

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The absence of an India-UK Social Security Agreement continues to act as a barrier for trade and investment

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Our latest joint report with the Confederation of Indian Industry, ‘India-UK Social Security Agreement’, highlights the hidden costs of trading between India and the UK where employees working on secondment suffer double contributions and employers suffer a double liability for the employer component. The introduction of the Social Security Agreement would help balance what the…

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VAT treatment on digital marketing supplied to charities

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

HMRC has issued some long awaited guidance on the VAT treatment of digital advertising supplied to charities following a period of negotiation with the various interested parties. The good news for agencies and charities alike is that HMRC has backed away from their original position that most forms of digital advertising by charities should be standard-rated.…

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The FinTech50 2020 announced

17.09.20 / Insight posted in Articles

As proud sponsors of The FinTech50 for the sixth year running, Moore Kingston Smith is excited to announce the 50 European companies to watch for 2020, together with the Top 10 ranked fintechs and Hot Ten of early stage innovators. Tom Moore, Head of Financial Services and Fintech at Moore Kingston Smith, was once again…

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