How to marry software choices with effective change management to accelerate digital transformation for SMEs

05.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

There’s an assumption that big companies with deep resources can invest in superior systems and accelerate their digital transformation at a much faster pace than smaller companies. But in reality, SMEs have many advantages. In fact there has perhaps never been a better time for SMEs to rapidly progress their digital transformation journey. With competition…

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Budget 2021: VAT

03.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

As is often the case, the Budget contained various VAT-related measures that will be important to certain businesses and other organisations.   VAT reduction for the UK’s tourism and hospitality sector The temporary 5% VAT rate that applies to certain goods and services supplied within the tourism and hospitality sector, which was due to end…

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Budget 2021: Employment Tax

03.03.21 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

There were several employment tax measures in today’s Budget, with the most significant of these relating to the government’s continued support for businesses in light of the impact of Coronavirus.   Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was previously due to end on 30 April 2021, and has now been…

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Moore Kingston Smith announces acquisition of Frank Hirth’s Audit and Accounting business

21.01.21 / Insight posted in MKS News

Moore Kingston Smith LLP, the London firm of the Top 15 Moore UK network of accountants and business advisers, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Audit and Accounting business of Frank Hirth PLC, a top 35 UK accountancy and tax firm. The business includes Frank Hirth’s general practice audit, accounts and payroll business,…

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Brexit agreement finally reached – key points summarised

06.01.21 / Insight posted in MKS News

Just a matter of days before the transition agreement expired at the end of 2020, a ‘Trading & Co-operation Agreement’ (TCA) was reached between the UK government and the European Commission. The agreement will govern the UK/EU economic and trading relationship into the future. The complete document runs to over 1,200 pages, so we have…

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Moore Kingston Smith maintains its leading ranking for overall service in Charity Finance’s Audit Survey 2020/21!

14.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

We are delighted to announce that we have been voted top firm for overall service in Charity Finance’s Audit Survey 2020/21, out of the leading top 10 charity specialist firms in England – an accolade we have now attained for the last six years in a row. We also received 98% for charity expertise, an…

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LBC radio: Mike Hayes on capital gains tax review

15.07.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

In an interview with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC radio, Mike Hayes outlines capital gains tax in its current format and the possibility of capping exemptions across the country. Full interview here as catch-up, choose Wednesday 15 July, 01:05:18 to 01:08:27, available until 21 July.

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Investment Trust Insider: Mike Hayes on CGT

15.07.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

In an article exploring the imminent review of capital gains tax by the Chancellor, Mike Hayes considers the divergence between CGT and IHT. Hayes said: ‘An apparent anomaly that will emerge from this review is that the top rate of capital gains tax on most disposals is 20% whereas the top rate of income tax…

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New Model Adviser: Yvette Jacobs-Lee’s article ‘Six tax must-knows for new entrepreneurs’

15.07.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Starting a new business venture can be an exciting but also a stressful time. HMRC and your tax obligations need not be among those stresses. As long as you plan to meet the duties of a new business owner as they arise, your tax does not have to be taxing. Yvette Jacobs-Lee’s article examines six…

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FT: Mike Hayes on Chancellor’s CGT examination

15.07.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

The Chancellor has called for a thorough analysis of capital gains tax in a likely effort to find a new source of nourishment for the parched coffers. Exactly how a reformed CGT might look is not yet clear, or whether those who are better off will be targeted. Mike Hayes said: “The chancellor has not…

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