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Kingston Smith Tax Partner, Mark Fielden, will be guest presenting at the Lovell Consulting Breakfast seminars on Investment Allowances. The seminars focus primarily on the availability of Investment Allowances (capital allowances, land remediation relief etc) and will be presented by experts from Lovell Consulting. Mark will be discussing the interaction with the new tax restrictions… Read more

Adrian Houston answers a Contractor’s Question on whether it’s worth leaving the Flat Rate Scheme and what it means for the contractor and for HMRC.

What Article 50 means for the City

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Now that the prime minister has officially set in motion the UK’s divorce from the EU, leading City representative Sir Michael Snyder looks at the impact on the Square Mile. Apart from the initial media flurry, I don’t believe that the City will feel any imminent shockwaves from the triggering of Article 50, as the… Read more

Brexit and trade: a wealth of opportunities?

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Article 50 has been triggered; Brexit is finally happening. While the eventual Brexit deal will take a couple of years to be agreed and initiated, this period also allows the UK to begin initial discussions on possible bilateral trade deals with the emerging economies. This won’t be an easy task, particularly with pressure from the… Read more

The clock is ticking…

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Now the clock has started ticking on Brexit, negotiations can formally begin and the uncertainty over the end game will intensify. Uncertainty has been a running theme since the EU referendum last June – is it bad for business? Maybe, maybe not. Successful businesses thrive on risk. Successful entrepreneurs shrewdly read the markets and react… Read more

We have implemented Article 50 and the countdown to leaving the European Union has begun.  We must look forward and ride the wave of the current positive market trading conditions, and build relationships with those who want to continue to trade with us. There are concerns about changes to freedom of movement impacting business growth…. Read more

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is an important part of the eco-system occupied by growing companies. It allows them to encourage individuals to make equity investments as they will receive 30% of their investment back as tax relief, as well as a capital gains tax exemption, if they sell their investment and make a profit…. Read more

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

20.04.17 / Insight posted in

The launch of the Government childcare scheme is finally here and, after some delay, the scheme will take effect on 28 April 2017. Rolled out gradually during the year, parents with children under the age of two will be eligible to join first. The scheme is referred to as tax-free childcare, as the Government will… Read more

How is Brexit affecting the talent pool?

20.04.17 / Insight posted in

Over the next couple of years, Brexit will generate a lot of uncertainty. This comes on top of rising employment costs and low levels of unemployment across much of the economy. While we have been assured that no current laws are likely to be affected in the short term, we are already seeing a sense… Read more

UK Growth Capital experienced a very strong first quarter of 2017, with a 29% increase in funds raised compared with the same period last year. This spectacular trajectory sets 2017 up to be a record-breaking year. The Q1 activity comprises 111 transactions with £464 million raised. Kingston Smith’s research covers mid-market range transactions in which… Read more

Breakfast Seminar – Investment Allowances

25.04.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith Tax Partner, Mark Fielden, will be guest presenting at the Lovell Consulting Breakfast seminars on Investment Allowances. The seminars focus primarily on the availability of Investment Allowances (capital allowances, land remediation relief etc) and will be presented by experts from Lovell Consulting. Mark will be discussing the interaction with the new tax restrictions… Read more

Contractoruk.com: Should I deregister for VAT due to the FRS changes?

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Adrian Houston answers a Contractor’s Question on whether it’s worth leaving the Flat Rate Scheme and what it means for the contractor and for HMRC.

What Article 50 means for the City

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Now that the prime minister has officially set in motion the UK’s divorce from the EU, leading City representative Sir Michael Snyder looks at the impact on the Square Mile. Apart from the initial media flurry, I don’t believe that the City will feel any imminent shockwaves from the triggering of Article 50, as the… Read more

Brexit and trade: a wealth of opportunities?

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Article 50 has been triggered; Brexit is finally happening. While the eventual Brexit deal will take a couple of years to be agreed and initiated, this period also allows the UK to begin initial discussions on possible bilateral trade deals with the emerging economies. This won’t be an easy task, particularly with pressure from the… Read more

The clock is ticking…

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

Now the clock has started ticking on Brexit, negotiations can formally begin and the uncertainty over the end game will intensify. Uncertainty has been a running theme since the EU referendum last June – is it bad for business? Maybe, maybe not. Successful businesses thrive on risk. Successful entrepreneurs shrewdly read the markets and react… Read more

Brexit and Bravado – some taxing implications

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

We have implemented Article 50 and the countdown to leaving the European Union has begun.  We must look forward and ride the wave of the current positive market trading conditions, and build relationships with those who want to continue to trade with us. There are concerns about changes to freedom of movement impacting business growth…. Read more

Will we see a more accessible Enterprise Investment Scheme post-Brexit?

24.04.17 / Insight posted in

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is an important part of the eco-system occupied by growing companies. It allows them to encourage individuals to make equity investments as they will receive 30% of their investment back as tax relief, as well as a capital gains tax exemption, if they sell their investment and make a profit…. Read more

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

20.04.17 / Insight posted in

The launch of the Government childcare scheme is finally here and, after some delay, the scheme will take effect on 28 April 2017. Rolled out gradually during the year, parents with children under the age of two will be eligible to join first. The scheme is referred to as tax-free childcare, as the Government will… Read more

How is Brexit affecting the talent pool?

20.04.17 / Insight posted in

Over the next couple of years, Brexit will generate a lot of uncertainty. This comes on top of rising employment costs and low levels of unemployment across much of the economy. While we have been assured that no current laws are likely to be affected in the short term, we are already seeing a sense… Read more

UK Growth Capital reveals major surprise boost in Q1

19.04.17 / Insight posted in

UK Growth Capital experienced a very strong first quarter of 2017, with a 29% increase in funds raised compared with the same period last year. This spectacular trajectory sets 2017 up to be a record-breaking year. The Q1 activity comprises 111 transactions with £464 million raised. Kingston Smith’s research covers mid-market range transactions in which… Read more

‘Survivor to Thriver’ – How does an agency substantially improve its performance?

Starts: April 26, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

We, together with Chris Merrington of Spring 80:20, are delighted to be launching the follow-on to our 2012 ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ report – ‘Survivor to Thriver’ – and would like to invite you to a breakfast seminar on 26 April where we will explore the findings. About ‘Survivor to Thriver’ ‘Survivor to Thriver’ analyses… Read more

Understanding your accounts in 60 minutes

Starts: April 26, 2017 4.30pm | EC1M 7AD

With charities having to cope with so many financial pressures, it is vital that trustees have an understanding of charity accounts to help them carry out their duties, fulfil their responsibilities and recognise the early warning signs when the charity might be facing difficulties. At this seminar participants will leave with: The tools needed to… Read more

Employee benefits: How to effectively retain and motivate your team

Starts: May 16, 2017 5:30pm registration for 6:00pm start

Are you concerned that you are missing out on some clever ways to incentivise your staff that your competitors are already successfully utilising? Are you unsure about how much you should be paying out in benefits to your team and whether you are getting the maximum value out of the schemes you currently have in… Read more

Doing business in India

Starts: June 5, 2017 4.30pm | EC1M 7AD

With the IMF and World Bank’s prediction of 7.2% economic growth this year, the soon-to-be launched simplified Goods and Services Tax (GST), and movement further up the Ease of Doing business ladder, there’s never been a better time to do business in India. With the strengthening trade and investment relationship between India and the UK… Read more

60 minute guide to understanding charity accounts

Starts: June 8, 2017 4.30pm | RH1 1RH

With charities having to cope with so many financial pressures, it is vital that Trustees have an understanding of charity accounts to help them carry out their duties, fulfil their responsibilities and recognise the early signs if the charity is facing difficulties. Participants will leave with: The tools needed to understand charity accounts An understanding… Read more

Brexit Debate: One year on

Starts: June 28, 2017 5.30pm | EC2Y 5BL

Article 50 has been triggered and the clock is now officially ticking down to Brexit. All eyes are on Theresa May as negotiations begin with the EU and the UK seeks to lay the groundwork for trade deals outside Europe. Since our last debate, the EU has made it clear that it cannot strike a… 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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