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Kingston Smith partner, Nick Winters, has been accredited as an ATOL-reporting accountant. An Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) protects consumers from losing money or being stranded abroad. Travel firms which sell holiday packages that include flights must have an ATOL and the majority of UK tour operators are required to hold an ATOL licence in… Read more

The European Court of Justice recently held that it was not direct discrimination for an employer to (a) prohibit an employee from wearing a headscarf in the workplace and (b) dismiss her for refusing to obey that prohibition. The policy under consideration in this case was a workplace prohibition on religious symbols that all employees… Read more

When you recruited for your last role, did you interview anyone aged over 50? According to recent research conducted by Anglia Ruskin University, older jobseekers face higher levels of prejudice when it comes to finding work. The research found that older applicants, typically over 50 years old, were 21.9% less likely to be invited for… Read more

“Following his change of heart on NIC increases for the self-employed, the Chancellor is rumoured to have business property relief (BPR) in his sights,” says Mike Hayes a tax partner at Kingston Smith. “This relief is typically used to reduce inheritance tax to help businesses being passed intact on death, but HMRC might feel it… Read more

As part of the United Kingdom’s ongoing commitment to the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiatives, new legislation was enacted in the Finance Act 2016 containing provisions to remove tax mismatches arising from the use of hybrid financial instrument and hybrid entities. Broadly, a tax mismatch arises where a double deduction is being… Read more

Adecco – Supplies of temporary workers The Upper Tribunal has released its decision in a case that will have significant implications for employment agencies throughout the UK. Being an Upper Tier case it is binding unlike the First Tier which just provides guidance. Various employment agencies – collectively referred to as “Adecco” – appealed against… Read more

If you run a business, you may have had to consider flexible working requests and been torn between not wanting to upset the apple cart and maintaining a sense of consistency. One of the biggest workplace trends is recruiting flexible workers, and it is quickly moving from the peripheries into the mainstream, for good reason…. Read more

Education Matters – March 2017

17.03.17 / Insight posted in

Welcome to the latest edition of Education Matters. The year has started off very well for us at Kingston Smith; in particular, we are proud to tell you that we have been ranked top for Overall Service and Charity Expertise in the Charity Finance Audit Survey. This is the result of hard work from a… Read more

Head of Tax, Tim Stovold, and Chandru Iyer, Head of International Business Development, key members of the Kingston Smith India group, were in India last month to promote the Mayor of London’s message – #LondonIsOpen as part of the London Catalyst for Growth (LCFG) seminars.        The LCFG seminars are a joint initiative of… Read more

Post-Budget top tips

17.03.17 / Insight posted in

Following the Budget, there are a few things that you ought to be thinking about. Mike Hayes, Tax Partner, gives his top pointers: Make sure your payroll and HR teams are up-to-date with all the recent and prospective changes to employment taxation Bear in mind that the engagement of freelancers or workers providing their services… Read more

Kingston Smith partner, Nick Winters, accredited as an ATOL-reporting accountant

23.03.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith partner, Nick Winters, has been accredited as an ATOL-reporting accountant. An Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) protects consumers from losing money or being stranded abroad. Travel firms which sell holiday packages that include flights must have an ATOL and the majority of UK tour operators are required to hold an ATOL licence in… Read more

Religious Discrimination – ECJ rules on employer’s headscarf ban

23.03.17 / Insight posted in

The European Court of Justice recently held that it was not direct discrimination for an employer to (a) prohibit an employee from wearing a headscarf in the workplace and (b) dismiss her for refusing to obey that prohibition. The policy under consideration in this case was a workplace prohibition on religious symbols that all employees… Read more

Why aren’t you including older workers as part of your recruitment campaign?

23.03.17 / Insight posted in

When you recruited for your last role, did you interview anyone aged over 50? According to recent research conducted by Anglia Ruskin University, older jobseekers face higher levels of prejudice when it comes to finding work. The research found that older applicants, typically over 50 years old, were 21.9% less likely to be invited for… Read more

Chancellor considers ending Business Property Relief to pay for his NIC U-turn, says Mike Hayes

22.03.17 / Insight posted in

“Following his change of heart on NIC increases for the self-employed, the Chancellor is rumoured to have business property relief (BPR) in his sights,” says Mike Hayes a tax partner at Kingston Smith. “This relief is typically used to reduce inheritance tax to help businesses being passed intact on death, but HMRC might feel it… Read more

Hybrids and other mismatches from financial instruments

21.03.17 / Insight posted in

As part of the United Kingdom’s ongoing commitment to the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiatives, new legislation was enacted in the Finance Act 2016 containing provisions to remove tax mismatches arising from the use of hybrid financial instrument and hybrid entities. Broadly, a tax mismatch arises where a double deduction is being… Read more

Weekly VAT Update – 21 March 2017

21.03.17 / Insight posted in ,

Adecco – Supplies of temporary workers The Upper Tribunal has released its decision in a case that will have significant implications for employment agencies throughout the UK. Being an Upper Tier case it is binding unlike the First Tier which just provides guidance. Various employment agencies – collectively referred to as “Adecco” – appealed against… Read more

Flexible working – don’t get left behind!

17.03.17 / Insight posted in

If you run a business, you may have had to consider flexible working requests and been torn between not wanting to upset the apple cart and maintaining a sense of consistency. One of the biggest workplace trends is recruiting flexible workers, and it is quickly moving from the peripheries into the mainstream, for good reason…. Read more

Education Matters – March 2017

17.03.17 / Insight posted in

Welcome to the latest edition of Education Matters. The year has started off very well for us at Kingston Smith; in particular, we are proud to tell you that we have been ranked top for Overall Service and Charity Expertise in the Charity Finance Audit Survey. This is the result of hard work from a… Read more

Kingston Smith promotes #LondonIsOpen message in India

17.03.17 / Insight posted in

Head of Tax, Tim Stovold, and Chandru Iyer, Head of International Business Development, key members of the Kingston Smith India group, were in India last month to promote the Mayor of London’s message – #LondonIsOpen as part of the London Catalyst for Growth (LCFG) seminars.        The LCFG seminars are a joint initiative of… Read more

Post-Budget top tips

17.03.17 / Insight posted in

Following the Budget, there are a few things that you ought to be thinking about. Mike Hayes, Tax Partner, gives his top pointers: Make sure your payroll and HR teams are up-to-date with all the recent and prospective changes to employment taxation Bear in mind that the engagement of freelancers or workers providing their services… Read more

Launch of the UK Government Office in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Starts: March 29, 2017 5.30pm (U.S. time) | Minneapolis, MN 55403

Her Majesty’s Consul General Stephen Bridges invites you to celebrate the launch of the UK Government Office in Minneapolis/St. Paul and welcome Jan Bauer, the new Consul for Government & Prosperity. From 4-5PM, you are also welcome to join Stephen Bridges, Mike Hayes of Kingston Smith, London and Chris Wittich of Boyum & Baranschee, Minneapolis… Read more

Kingston Smith Corporate Finance Drinks Evening

Starts: March 29, 2017 6.00pm | EC1A 2FD

This informal event is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from the business community and re-connect with our team. Kingston Smith Corporate Finance team provides expert advice on acquisitions, disposals, valuation and capital raising to SME corporate clients, private equity firms, management teams and entrepreneurs. Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017 Time: 6pm – 9pm… Read more

Charity Impact Measurement

Starts: April 4, 2017 11.30am | EC1M 7AD

Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management are delighted to be offering a seminar which explores the following: How charities and non-profits understand and communicate their impact Examples of the best impact frameworks including Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practical ways to help you present your charity’s impact and fundraising messages Participants will leave with: A better… Read more

Business Toolkit Breakfast – Stop selling: start listening

Starts: April 4, 2017 8.00am | RH1 1RH

We all sell – all the time. Yet very few of us like to be called “salespeople.” That’s odd, because without sales, we have no business, however good our products are, our services are, our proposals are, our tenders are, our people are… Selling without a process is like fishing with a rod and reel… Read more

Redhill and Reigate Business Forum: Will ‘Hard’ Brexit mean a ‘Hard’ Budget?

Starts: April 5, 2017 4.30pm | RH2 0SH

The Chancellor will present the Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March. With recent optimism following the Prime Minister’s speech on her party’s Brexit strategy, should we expect a Budget which is going to prepare the country for the storm ahead? In his Autumn Statement in October, Mr Hammond was keen to herald and support the… Read more

‘Survivor to Thriver’ – How does an agency substantially improve its performance?

Starts: April 26, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

We, together with Chris Merrington of Spring 80:20, are delighted to be launching the follow-on to our 2012 ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ report – ‘Survivor to Thriver’ – and would like to invite you to a breakfast seminar on 26 April where we will explore the findings. About ‘Survivor to Thriver’ ‘Survivor to Thriver’ analyses… Read more

Nick Winters on supporting technology entrepreneurs in the UK

Nick Winters, Head of Technology sector group, talks about the importance of technology entrepreneurs for UK’s economy

Growth Capital series: Jonathan Garbett discusses the Growth Capital Forum and the market drivers

Jonathan talks about the reasons for launching the Growth Capital Forum and future plans. He also discusses the latest findings on the growth capital market.

Growth Capital series: Amer Hasan on setting up and raising funds to support minicabit’s expansion

Amer Hasan, founder and CEO of minicabit, highlights top three challenges in growing minicabit. Amer offers his experience-based advice on starting up a technology/online business.

Growth Capital series: Nick Winters discusses funding in different stages of the business lifecycle

Nick Winters explains the types of funding available to entrepreneurs in different stages of business lifecycle and top challenges most companies face when raising finance.

Jonathan Garbett on raising institutional equity

Jonathan defines institutional equity, approaches to raising it and what investors normally look for. He addresses the size of the institutional equity market and how current macroeconomic factors are affecting it.

Maximising value for sale’ part 1

If you are thinking of selling your business in the future, it takes careful planning to ensure that your offering is optimised.

Hindsight: The viewpoint of the seller

In this video, Chris Matthews of Sutherlands PSBD looks back at what they did right during their sales process and what they would do differently now with the benefit of hindsight

Key considerations when planning to sell

Mandy Merron, Partner at Kingston Smith Corporate finance, focuses on the key attributes that a buyer looks for in a potential acquisition

What a buyer looks for in terms of an agency’s team

Mark Slattery, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, discusses how to secure your talent-base to ensure its longevity once the agency is sold.

Top tips for maximising the value of your client portfolio

In this video, Courtland Clarkson, Managing Director at Magis Partners, focuses on what you need to have in place when it comes to your client portfolio.

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