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Kingston Smith first accountancy firm licensed by ICAEW as ABS to carry out probate work

Kingston Smith LLP has been confirmed by ICAEW as the first accountancy firm to be licensed as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) to carry out probate work. This...

The Times, Financial Times and The Daily Mail: Tim Stovold highlights new £17k salary tax grab

The Times , Financial Times and The Daily Mail : Tim Stovold highlights new £17k salary tax grab Tax partner Tim Stovold warns of HMRC’s new power to...

Third Sector: Nick Brooks talks trustee pay transparency

Following an interview with Nick Brooks, Third Sector published an article about transparency of trustee pay at university colleges in light of the new SORP,...

Try not to mix personal and company funds

GJ writes: I have been using company funds to pay for some personal costs. At the end of the financial year I owed the company £24,000. I am the sole director...

Direct collection of tax debts via salary payments – Tim Stovold comments on limit increase

From early October, regulations will come into force giving HMRC the power to collect individuals’ tax debts of up to £17,000 directly from salary payments...

Education Brochure

Our services to schools and the education sector have been developed over many years of experience with a wide range of clients. We believe it is our personal,...

Charities Brochure

Running a charity effectively is a challenging task in the current economic climate. With the combined pressure of raising adequate funds, managing your finances,...

What is 'media technology'?

In this article, Kingston Smith W1 partner Peter Smithson, defines the term ‘Media technology’, what it means in its current form and what direction it seems to be heading in.

Video games tax credit - the 'Cultural Test'

The Treasury has published the regulations that will be applied to determine whether a video game passes the “Cultural Test” and can, therefore, qualify for the video game tax credit (VGTC) scheme. This test came into force on 19 August 2014. The Treasury has also confirmed that the VGTC scheme will be effective for expenditure incurred after 1 April 2014.

The Start-up Manifesto - roadmap to UK tech global leadership or tech community wish list?

At the start of September Coadec (Coalition for a Digital Economy) published its Startup Manifesto. The document sets out 24 ways a newly elected government can make the UK a world leader on digital innovation.

Huffington Post: Sir Michael Snyder blogs on protecting charity trustees from fraud

In a blog for the Huffington Post , senior partner Sir Michael Snyder discusses the risks faced by not for profit organisations of financial losses resulting from...

Taxation: Adrian Houstoun highlights VAT issue for offshore construction companies

In an article for Taxation magazine, Adrian Houstoun discusses the potentially wide-ranging VAT consequences for offshore construction companies of a little-known...