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Doing business in the US

This guide has been prepared to give a UK based SME an introduction to the key considerations it should address before making the big leap across the Atlantic.

Topical Tips - Inward Investment to the UK

At Kingston Smith, we have been looking after UK subsidiaries and branches of Indian groups for more than 30 years. Our experience and research indicates that inward...

Maximising your business for sale with Marc Fecher

It's never to early to start preparing your business for sale, as Corporate Finance Partner, Marc Fecher explains in this vodcast.

Marketing Monitor Summer 2014

This edition of Marketing Monitor shows a disappointing set of results. The average operating profit margin of every discipline except Digital decreased. Only Digital...

By doing nothing you could be in breach of your bank covenants!!

Our last alert highlighted some of the new accounting rules which could have a significant impact on property businesses. These new UK rules, which apply to companies who do not use the small company exemptions when preparing their accounts, have to be applied for accounting periods beginning on, or after, 1 January 2015.

Scotland and property tax: Tim Stovold comments

With regard to the Scottish Land and Building Transaction Tax, which is due to replace SDLT from 1 April 2015, Tim Stovold, tax partner at Kingston Smith, comments:...

Scottish issues for UK businesses – Tim Stovold comments

Tim Stovold, tax partner at Kingston Smith, comments: “In the event that the Scottish vote is “yes”, UK businesses based south of the border...

New Model Adviser: Andrew Shaw explains the self-employment conditions for LLP partners

In a Tax Doctor advisory column for New Model Adviser , Andrew Shaw, Head of Personal Tax, outlines the three conditions of passing the self-employment test. An...

FreelanceUK: Richard Heap advises a reader on video games tax relief

In answer to a freelancer’s question in FreelanceUK , Richard Heap, technology, media and telecoms partner, explains the criteria applied to the...

Golf Club Management: Adrian Houstoun discusses a recent Richmond Park Golf Club ruling

VAT partner Adrian Houstoun warns golf clubs that provide accommodation that they should seek advice following a landmark ruling against one club in London. Read the...

Campaign: Kingston Smith W1 survey shows agency executives are unhappy with clients’ requests for extended payment terms

A survey conducted by Kingston Smith W1, the media and creative services arm of Kingston Smith, was published by Campaign magazine. The survey revealed high levels of...

Huffington Post: Sir Michael Snyder blogs on the misunderstood topic of crowdfunding

In a blog for the Huffington Post , Sir Michael Snyder discusses the question: Is crowdfunding is a lifeline to small businesses or an expensive way to gamble?