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Gig Economy

24.02.17 / Insight posted in

It’s an expression you may have heard used a lot in the news and the media, but what is the so-called “gig” economy? In the gig economy, instead of a regular wage, workers get paid for the “gigs” they do, such as a food delivery or a car journey. The flexible nature offers benefits to… Read more

Despite the political turbulence, 2016 was another bumper year for M&A activity globally with over 46,000 transactions completed for the second successive year[1]. Here is our review of the 285 deals recorded on Kingston Smith’s marketing and media deal tracker in 2016: Inbound Activity Dominates Just over half of all deals analysed involved a cross-border… Read more

Branch profits exemption

24.02.17 / Insight posted in

It is a basic rule of UK corporation tax that a UK resident company is taxed on its worldwide profits wherever arising, including those of any foreign branches. This publication provides a summary of the tax implications of branch profits exemption.

On 7 February, the government released its House White Paper titled, “Fixing our broken house market”. You can read the white paper in full on the government website by following the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fixing-our-broken-housing-market. The report is extensive at 106 pages long, but below are a few highlights: Five year plans Every local area will… Read more

Kingston Smith Corporate Finance Drinks Evening

Starts: March 29, 2017 | Ends: March 29, 2017

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

This document provides a summary on the UK Research & Development tax credits scheme, the criteria needed and what you need to provide.

Films do not qualify as culture The CJEU has released its judgment in the case of British Film Institute.  It has followed the opinion of the Advocate-General, rather than the First and Upper Tribunals who had decided that films could be classified as cultural, and therefore exempt. The opinion of the Advocate-General was that the… Read more

The Daily Mail features partner Andrew Constable’s advice to a recently married couple who wish to sell the houses they own separately and are worried they will be hit by capital gains tax.

How to streamline your business

21.02.17 / Insight posted in

Do you ever have days where piles of papers are taking over your desk? You’re being besieged by endless last minute issues that need resolving but can’t find the answer quickly enough? And then, to top it all off, you can’t remember your password to log in? If this is the case, then your business… Read more

Business Toolkit Breakfast – Stop selling: start listening

Starts: April 4, 2017 | Ends: April 4, 2017

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

Gig Economy

24.02.17 / Insight posted in

It’s an expression you may have heard used a lot in the news and the media, but what is the so-called “gig” economy? In the gig economy, instead of a regular wage, workers get paid for the “gigs” they do, such as a food delivery or a car journey. The flexible nature offers benefits to… Read more

Key M & A Trends in the Media and Marketing Sector in 2016

24.02.17 / Insight posted in

Despite the political turbulence, 2016 was another bumper year for M&A activity globally with over 46,000 transactions completed for the second successive year[1]. Here is our review of the 285 deals recorded on Kingston Smith’s marketing and media deal tracker in 2016: Inbound Activity Dominates Just over half of all deals analysed involved a cross-border… Read more

Branch profits exemption

24.02.17 / Insight posted in

It is a basic rule of UK corporation tax that a UK resident company is taxed on its worldwide profits wherever arising, including those of any foreign branches. This publication provides a summary of the tax implications of branch profits exemption.

Property Update – The Housing White Paper

23.02.17 / Insight posted in ,

On 7 February, the government released its House White Paper titled, “Fixing our broken house market”. You can read the white paper in full on the government website by following the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fixing-our-broken-housing-market. The report is extensive at 106 pages long, but below are a few highlights: Five year plans Every local area will… Read more

Research & Development in the manufacturing sphere

23.02.17 / Insight posted in ,

This document provides a summary on the UK Research & Development tax credits scheme, the criteria needed and what you need to provide.

Weekly VAT Update – 21 February 2017

22.02.17 / Insight posted in ,

Films do not qualify as culture The CJEU has released its judgment in the case of British Film Institute.  It has followed the opinion of the Advocate-General, rather than the First and Upper Tribunals who had decided that films could be classified as cultural, and therefore exempt. The opinion of the Advocate-General was that the… Read more

Daily Mail: Will we be hit by capital gains tax if we sell our homes?

22.02.17 / Insight posted in

The Daily Mail features partner Andrew Constable’s advice to a recently married couple who wish to sell the houses they own separately and are worried they will be hit by capital gains tax.

How to streamline your business

21.02.17 / Insight posted in

Do you ever have days where piles of papers are taking over your desk? You’re being besieged by endless last minute issues that need resolving but can’t find the answer quickly enough? And then, to top it all off, you can’t remember your password to log in? If this is the case, then your business… Read more

Kingston Smith hosts ‘Trump, the UK and International trade debate’

17.02.17 / Insight posted in ,

On Thursday 16 February, Kingston Smith held a debate on ‘Trump, the UK and International trade’. The debate was chaired by former Kingston Smith Senior Partner, Sir Michael Snyder. He was joined by a distinguished panel of guests: Vernon Hill, Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank, British Conservative Party politician, Professor Mark Hoban, and Richard… Read more

Payrolling benefits – action needed before 5 April 2017 if your clients want to payroll benefits instead of completing P11Ds

17.02.17 / Insight posted in

If employers want to avoid completing P11Ds and payroll their benefits for 2017/18, they need to apply to do so before 5 April 2017. Since 6 April 2016 employers have had the option to process benefits in kind through the payroll. So long as the relevant tax is collected through the payroll, there will be… Read more

Will ‘Hard’ Brexit mean a ‘Hard’ Budget for the Property sector?

Starts: March 9, 2017 | Ends: March 9, 2017

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 encourage a fast-growing,… 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

Education Conference 2017

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

Where is the education sector heading? If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that plenty of change is likely to be on the cards. Brexit was a big shock and there are concerns that fewer EU students will come to study in the UK. The Government’s U-turn over forcing all state schools to become academies was… 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

Will ‘Hard’ Brexit mean a ‘Hard’ Budget?

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

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

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

VAT and Tax for the Charity Accountant – a practical update

Starts: March 21, 2017 | Ends: March 21, 2017

Kingston Smith is delighted to invite you to a seminar which will explore the recent updates and developments in VAT and direct taxes.  Our speakers will take you through the potential impact for charities and provide practical examples which will include: Looking at scenarios, based on actual experience, which you need to consider when looking… Read more

Kingston Smith Corporate Finance Drinks Evening

Starts: March 29, 2017 | Ends: March 29, 2017

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

Business Toolkit Breakfast – Stop selling: start listening

Starts: April 4, 2017 | Ends: April 4, 2017

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

Charity Impact Measurement

Starts: April 4, 2017 | Ends: April 4, 2017

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

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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