Media Outlook Survey 2019 results

21.02.19 / Insight posted in Articles

We conduct our yearly survey to find out the expectations of finance and managing directors of marketing services, and media and consulting businesses on the future financial prospects of their industries. The results of our 2019 media outlook survey are positive with most businesses expecting to see revenue growth. This survey sets out to analyse…


Realise your business’ true value

20.02.19 / Insight posted in Brochures

Most businesses are founded by people with a passion for creating ways to deliver better products or services to their clients. As the business grows, so its value increases and the owners consider a future sale to reap the reward of their hard work. But what is the right price, and how do you achieve…


Kingston Smith reports 4.8% mean gender pay gap for 2018

18.02.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Kingston Smith published its 2018 gender pay gap report, with a mean gender pay gap of just 4.8%. While the firm is ahead of the national average of 18.4%, it has managed to reduce its pay gap from last year’s 7%. Kingston Smith also reports a marked improvement…


Off-payroll working in the private sector: what it means for you

13.02.19 / Insight posted in Articles, Practical Guides

You may have read a lot in the press over the last couple of years about self-employment tax rules in the public sector with many BBC reporters having been challenged over their tax affairs. Not unexpectedly, the same changes that were introduced to the public sector have been widened to the private sector and will…


Marketing Monitor – Digest of the Kingston Smith 2018 annual survey

05.02.19 / Insight posted in Articles

This issue of Marketing Monitor provides a digest of the results of the Kingston Smith 2018 annual survey on the financial performance of marketing services companies. The marketing services industry delivered a mixed bag of results as it continues to deal with the revolutionary rather than evolutionary change of pace within the industry. Brexit, reduced…


Doing Business Guide – India

01.02.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

This guide has been produced by the Morison KSi Indian member firms for the benefit of their clients and associate offices worldwide who are interested in doing business in India. Its main purpose is to provide a broad overview of the various issues that should be considered by organisations when considering setting up business in…


Managing your payroll effectively – Commercial Businesses

10.01.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Payroll management is complex, with legislation, accuracy, confidentiality and timeliness all equally important. For many businesses, outsourcing their payroll function is the most efficient solution. As a top 20 accounting and business advisory firm, we at Kingston Smith combine expert knowledge, defined processes and commercial nous in one customisable payroll package to suit your exact…


60 Second Property poll – the results

09.01.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Thanks very much to all our clients and contacts who responded to our November 2018 property poll. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding the results.


Recovery Matters – January 2019

08.01.19 / Insight posted in Newsletters

“I predict a riot”! Ian Robert, partner at Kingston Smith & Partners LLP, welcomes you to the winter edition of Recovery Matters The Kaiser Chiefs played at my local music festival last year. While the song was possibly not, when penned, examining the ‘perfect storm’ hitting the high streets, it could have been. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist…


New corporation tax payment regime for companies with profits above £20 million

27.12.18 / Insight posted in Brochures

From 1 April 2019, companies with annual taxable profits exceeding £20 million will have to pay their corporation tax instalments earlier than currently required.