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…


The ghost of employees past, present and yet to come visits Carole with a message

12.12.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Carole was the owner of a small business. She had started it two years earlier. It had grown from just Carole to 15 employees and it was looking like it would double in the next year. This was a great time for Carole and the business. New business streams were coming in, profit margins were…


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…


Moore Kingston Smith’s annual Charity Quiz Night raises £2,500 for Mind and Rockinghorse

29.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

The Moore Kingston Smith Charity Quiz which took place on the 14 November at the Arora Hotel in Gatwick, raised £1,250 each for Mind and Rockinghorse. Representatives from each charity took part in the 21st annual quiz, along with 19 other teams of banks, solicitors and surveyors from Surrey and Sussex. After a rather competitive…


West London Business Awards recognise Moore Kingston Smith’s responsible workplace practices by naming it a finalist

27.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to have got through to the finals for the Responsible Workplace Award in the West London Business Awards 2020. The awards celebrate businesses who are having a positive impact on the economy of West London, contributing significantly to the area’s energy and dynamism.…


R&D tax relief – 5 common misconceptions demystified

25.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

The Research and Development Tax Relief scheme (R&DTR) helps businesses fund their research and development activities. There are two main formats; R&D Tax Relief for SMEs and R&D Expenditure Credit for Large Companies (RDEC). Which a company is eligible for depends on the size and the conditions under which they are carrying out their research…


MOORE Global: Environmental sustainability in the shipping industry

22.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

The concerns over the impact of the shipping industry on the environment have intensified the last few years with a number of initiatives being undertaken by various stakeholders. Shipping companies have to consider the impact of environmental, social and governance factors into their strategy, among other challenging factors, if they seek access to shipping capital.…


New Model Adviser: Lynne Rowland on tax-efficient investing

14.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Lynne explores the implications of share disposal and high-risk investment options for income and capital gains tax, including deferral, eligibility and cash accessibility. Full article here. Subscription needed.


Employment status remains contentious in latest case decisions on TV presenters

11.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

There have been several recent employment status case decisions involving TV presenters, to add to the long list of previous HMRC cases. Three BBC News and BBC World presenters   In Paya and others v HMRC, the First-tier Tribunal failed to reach a unanimous agreement in the case of the personal service companies operated by…


Entrepreneurs’ relief – the end?

08.11.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) planning is very popular, unsurprisingly, since it may give people disposing of their businesses up to £1 million of tax relief over their lifetimes. However, as with any aspect of tax law, the government can make changes with little or no notice. In times of economic and political uncertainty, such as in…