Webinar: How will the Chancellor’s Budget reforms affect you? Friday 5 March 2021

Posted by Moore Kingston Smith

As the Budget looms there is speculation about tax rises in the press at the moment, as the government attempts to find ways to fill the gap made by extra borrowing due to Coronavirus. There is talk about introducing new taxes, such as a wealth tax, or perhaps raising existing taxes such as capital gains tax and corporation tax. Will any such changes apply immediately or later when we are out of the current restrictions? Whatever changes are announced, they are sure to be relevant to all UK businesses and their owners. Join our webinar to get an easy-to-digest summary to get a clearer understanding on how these tax changes might affect your business.

Mike Hayes, Tax Partner, will present and explain the main points addressed in the Chancellor’s 2021 budget and what these mean to you.


Mike Hayes - Tax Partner

Mike has a particular talent for problem-solving. He always looks at the big picture, analysing the client’s business, carefully assessing risks, recommending options and innovative ideas to help clients achieve their commercial goals. Mike takes the technical complexity out of tax planning concepts, explaining everything in an efficient and professional, yet friendly, way.

Mike has more than 27 years’ experience of advising businesses and their owners on a wide range of taxation issues. He works with entrepreneurial businesses of all sizes. His particular focus is on business structures, corporate and property transactions, share schemes and capital gains tax planning for owner-managed businesses across various sectors. But his special emphasis is on property and media and marketing services.

Much of Mike’s time is spent advising UK and US businesses on setting up in the ‘other’ country.  Mike presents in the US on ‘Doing business in the UK’ and works closely with associated firms in major US cities.

Mike has lectured for more than 20 years on taxation matters at ICAEW and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is also an associate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Esther Carder - Media Partner

Esther’s clients appreciate her professional, approachable manner and her ability to deliver business advice in an unambiguous and easy-to-understand way. This, together with her depth of knowledge of the media sector, means that she is able to add commerciality to the technical advice that she gives.

Esther has some 25 years’ experience working with owner-managed businesses and has been a partner specialising in the media and marketing services industry for 18 years, an area she is passionate about. She describes the sector as not only interesting, but motivating because of the energetic and entrepreneurial people it attracts. In her own words: ‘If there can be a sexy area of accountancy, then media is it!’

Esther has responsibility for a portfolio of clients in the marketing services sector. As well as advising on routine areas of compliance such as audit and tax, she also advises regularly on specialist areas, including employee incentive schemes and valuations. She also works closely alongside M&A transactions, advising on pre-sale grooming and tax planning, company restructures and due diligence.

Esther is Treasurer of BIMA. She also speaks regularly at seminars, is widely quoted in trade press and is involved with the scrutiny of the submissions to the annual PR Week Top 150 and Design Week Top 100.


Fri, 05 Mar 2021, 14:00 - Fri, 05 Feb 2021, 15:00


City of London

Date: Friday March 5, 2021 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 GMT



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Moore Kingston Smith

We are the only firm of accountants and advisers with a dedicated office of over 100 media specialists that proactively support the extensive range of needs of independent media businesses – covering marketing services, film & TV and entertainment, theatre and createch.

We know it’s not just about the numbers. As well as providing accountancy, tax and corporate finance services, over the years, by working with some of the industry’s most successful companies, we have developed a deep understanding of what drives media businesses. As your trusted advisers we use this experience to work in partnership with you to help maximise your growth and profit potential. We conduct extensive research into industry performance every year with a view to understanding not just the benchmarking data, but also identifying what the best performers do to achieve exceptional results. Our well-developed structured approach to our strategic advisory services helps you effectively manage risks, build revenues, attract and engage people and identify key opportunities to improve performance and enterprise value.

All this means we are well placed to support you throughout the whole of your business lifecycle:

  • Start up and small businesses – let our one stop shop approach take care of all your needs, including set up, company secretarial, legal, outsourcing, payroll, accounts and tax 
  • Growing and mature businesses – we can support you as your business grows with our award winning technology enabled audit approach, accounts preparation, tax compliance and advisory services such as HR and employee incentives
  • International – we can leverage off of our membership of Moore Global – a network of accountancy and advisory firms in over 100 countries, to take the pain out of expanding into unfamiliar territories. We can co-ordinate your international audit requirements, and advise on international tax
  • Exit planning – our media specialist award winning M&A team, with hundreds of transactions under their belt, will ensure you are well prepared for any transaction and maximise the proceeds from the value you have created within your business

We have hundreds of clients across the media sector who all benefit from our very personal partner led approach, providing the very best guidance, expertise and specialist sector insights.

In short, we’re more than just accountants who count your numbers – we’re business partners whose ambition is to help you grow your numbers so that you realise your fullest potential.

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