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SW writes: I took a £10,000 loan from my brother to start my company but have been unable to repay the debt. I am now struggling to obtain additional investment from third parties until it is settled. Can I convert the loan to shares? Converting an existing loan to share capital can improve a company’s… Read more

Kingston Smith is delighted to announce that two members of its Tax team, Tom Acland and Michelle Denny, have achieved outstanding results in the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) examination, following the announcement of the November 2016 exam results this week. The CTA is recognised and respected internationally as the gold standard qualification for UK tax… Read more

Spring Budget 2017: City Seminar

Starts: March 10, 2017 | Ends: March 10, 2017

Will ‘Hard’ Brexit mean a ‘Hard’ Budget? 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… Read more

Post Termination Restrictions (PTRs) can be a useful way to protect your business; the purpose is to prevent your employees taking their expertise gained working for you to the competition and to stop them taking your clients and other staff with them.  While non-solicitation clauses are generally accepted and enforced the non-compete element can be… Read more

What options are available to an employer that really needs an employee to work on certain dates, but has already authorised the holiday. The two most obvious options may be allowing the employee to take the holiday and make contingency plans to cope in the employee’s absence or discussing the matter with the employee and… Read more

Kingston Smith team is delighted to have won a Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award, declaring us the 2017 Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England. The award was given for excellence within the sector, following extensive research by the Corporate Intl Magazine team and nominations from thousands of business leaders and professional advisers…. Read more

Budget 2017: The media sector

Starts: March 14, 2017 | Ends: March 14, 2017

On 8 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond will deliver the new Budget. With the UK going through such formative times, Mike Hayes, tax partner at Kingston Smith, will review what the changes put forward mean within the context of your business in the media sector, whilst also looking at how these will impact… Read more

Doing business in the USA

Starts: February 22, 2017 | Ends: February 22, 2017

Expansion into the US often becomes a key feature of a UK company’s growth strategy when they reach a certain stage. A new market offers countless opportunities – a new potential customer base, access to talent and sources of capital, and a chance to develop your offering. However, with a new country comes a distinctive… Read more

In her landmark speech at Lancaster House, Theresa May outlined 12 objectives to reach her goal of “a new, positive and constructive partnership between Britain and the European Union”. Stressing her desire for the UK to be “the best friend and neighbour to our European partners”, she alluded to guiding principles for Brexit which included… Read more

The Enterprise Investment Scheme is designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies to raise finance by offering investors who subscribe for new shares in those companies a range of tax reliefs. Find out everything you need to know about Enterprise Investment Schemes in our guide.

Business Doctor: I want to change debt into shares

23.01.17 / Insight posted in

SW writes: I took a £10,000 loan from my brother to start my company but have been unable to repay the debt. I am now struggling to obtain additional investment from third parties until it is settled. Can I convert the loan to shares? Converting an existing loan to share capital can improve a company’s… Read more

Kingston Smith Tax team members achieve outstanding CTA exam results

20.01.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith is delighted to announce that two members of its Tax team, Tom Acland and Michelle Denny, have achieved outstanding results in the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) examination, following the announcement of the November 2016 exam results this week. The CTA is recognised and respected internationally as the gold standard qualification for UK tax… Read more

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em – When Post Termination Restrictions Don’t Work

20.01.17 / Insight posted in

Post Termination Restrictions (PTRs) can be a useful way to protect your business; the purpose is to prevent your employees taking their expertise gained working for you to the competition and to stop them taking your clients and other staff with them.  While non-solicitation clauses are generally accepted and enforced the non-compete element can be… Read more

Can employers cancel employees’ pre-booked leave and what are the risks?

20.01.17 / Insight posted in

What options are available to an employer that really needs an employee to work on certain dates, but has already authorised the holiday. The two most obvious options may be allowing the employee to take the holiday and make contingency plans to cope in the employee’s absence or discussing the matter with the employee and… Read more

Kingston Smith delighted to win Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year award

19.01.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith team is delighted to have won a Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award, declaring us the 2017 Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England. The award was given for excellence within the sector, following extensive research by the Corporate Intl Magazine team and nominations from thousands of business leaders and professional advisers…. Read more

Theresa May’s Brexit Speech: What she didn’t say

17.01.17 / Insight posted in

In her landmark speech at Lancaster House, Theresa May outlined 12 objectives to reach her goal of “a new, positive and constructive partnership between Britain and the European Union”. Stressing her desire for the UK to be “the best friend and neighbour to our European partners”, she alluded to guiding principles for Brexit which included… Read more

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

17.01.17 / Insight posted in

The Enterprise Investment Scheme is designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies to raise finance by offering investors who subscribe for new shares in those companies a range of tax reliefs. Find out everything you need to know about Enterprise Investment Schemes in our guide.

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

17.01.17 / Insight posted in

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is designed to help small companies to raise finance when in the early stage of starting up. SEIS offers a range of tax reliefs to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies.

Business Doctor: Tax issues on a secondment

17.01.17 / Insight posted in

M writes: My company has offices around the UK. We have asked a staff member to move to another city for a 12-month project. We want to cover their regular journeys home, plus rental costs. Can we do this without triggering a large tax bill? Must we pay rent directly? This is not uncommon as… Read more

Comparison of EIS, SEIS and VCT

17.01.17 / Insight posted in

EIS, SEIS and VCT were introduced to provide incentives to individuals to invest in small unquoted companies, which are generally perceived to be higher-risk investments. This document summarises the main requirements of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘EIS’), the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘SEIS’) and Venture Capital Trusts (‘VCT’) and the tax benefits for the individual… Read more

Tax Planning seminar

Starts: February 7, 2017 | Ends: February 7, 2017

After the January deadline has passed and tax for the last financial year has been settled, we would like to invite you to join us for a tax planning seminar on Tuesday 7th February. Join our team to find out more about our top tips for pre-year end tax planning for OMBs and their owners… Read more

Alumni exclusive event: Tax in a post Brexit World

Starts: February 8, 2017 | Ends: February 8, 2017

We would like to invite you to an update on current tax opportunities and risk areas in business. Given the current political turmoil, both in the UK and overseas, tax is at the forefront of the minds of policy makers and those in government. How can they ensure that they maintain and increase tax receipts,… Read more

Join our debate: Trump, the UK and International Trade

Starts: February 16, 2017 | Ends: February 16, 2017

Although US-UK relations have always been on very good terms, with the result of Brexit and trade deals being dismantled and rebuilt, should UK SMEs be prepared for uncertainty? It is not clear how UK SMEs might be affected by the election of Donald Trump. Experts are confident the dollar’s strength will continue, however with… Read more

Doing business in the USA

Starts: February 22, 2017 | Ends: February 22, 2017

Expansion into the US often becomes a key feature of a UK company’s growth strategy when they reach a certain stage. A new market offers countless opportunities – a new potential customer base, access to talent and sources of capital, and a chance to develop your offering. However, with a new country comes a distinctive… Read more

Spring Budget 2017: City Seminar

Starts: March 10, 2017 | Ends: March 10, 2017

Will ‘Hard’ Brexit mean a ‘Hard’ Budget? 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… Read more

Budget 2017: The media sector

Starts: March 14, 2017 | Ends: March 14, 2017

On 8 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond will deliver the new Budget. With the UK going through such formative times, Mike Hayes, tax partner at Kingston Smith, will review what the changes put forward mean within the context of your business in the media sector, whilst also looking at how these will impact… Read more

Education Conference 2017

Starts: March 14, 2017 | Ends: March 14, 2017

Following on from the success of last year, we are pleased to announce the date for next year’s education conference. We will take a look at the latest developments in the education sector, in particular the ongoing public benefit debate, increasing competition in the market and the uncertainty and challenges opened up by recent events… Read more

Workshop: Maximising value for sale. Part 2

Starts: March 16, 2017 | Ends: March 16, 2017

If you are planning to sell your business in the future you should be thinking now about who might buy it and how to excite their interest and so maximise value. Quite often, the day to day running and expansion of a business can mean that all the components that make a business an attractive… 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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