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Indo-UK Patrika – Summer 2018

21.08.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our summer 2018 edition of Indo-UK Patrika, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on topics of interest on the Indo-UK business corridor. Whether you are a prospective or existing inward investor from India investing in the UK or the other way around, you will find something of interest to read in… Read more

Over the Channel – Summer 2018

21.08.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our summer 2018 edition of Over the Channel, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on topics of interest on the UK-Europe business corridor. Whether you are a prospective or existing inward investor from Europe investing in the UK or the other way around, you will find something of interest to read… Read more

Across the Pond – Summer 2018

21.08.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our summer 2018 edition of Across the Pond, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on recent changes and topics of interest on the UK-US business corridor. Whether you are a prospective or existing investor from the US investing in the UK or the other way around, you will find something of… Read more

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be the biggest revolution for decades in the way the UK tax system is run. It is being introduced from 1 April next year, when all businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to submit their VAT return data electronically. The VAT returns of… Read more

The government has released a list on its website of some 240 employers who have underpaid more than 22,000 workers. Knowing what you as an employer can deduct from an employee’s wages and what limits are put on those deductions will help stop you becoming the next employer on the list of offenders. The underpayments… Read more

The introduction of custom controls on UK-EU trade post Brexit, whether there is a ‘Deal’ or ‘No Deal’ will inevitably impose additional administrative burdens and risk of delays on traders. Acquiring Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status may ease the process and minimise the impact of customs requirements going forward. AEO certification is an internationally recognised… Read more

Kingston Smith was proud to sponsor Createch 2018 in June of this year. Attended by over 400 delegates, we hosted a breakout session on ‘UK and US perspectives on funding for growth and exit strategies’. Part of our session included a panel discussion and we are delighted to share our key points with you: Venture… Read more

Kingston Smith is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the British Accountancy Awards for 2018 in the ‘Large Firm Innovation of the Year’ category. This award recognises accountancy firms that demonstrate excellence in their innovative approach to strategy and client service provision. Shortlisted in the £25 million turnover and above category, Kingston… Read more

UK growth equity investing in Q2 2018 reached a new peak. It was the strongest quarter ever recorded in Kingston Smith’s three year observation period. 144 deals worth £715.2 million were recorded, up markedly from 114 deals worth £481.1 million in Q1 2018. This year is now in a strong position to beat 2017’s full-year… Read more

Following a two-year restoration of the city’s Georgian Town Hall, the £7.75 million Museum and Gallery opened to the public in June 2018. Kingston Smith were privileged enough to be one of the first to hold their Summer Party in early July at this glorious venue in the magnificent Assembly Room. Originally used for balls, galas and… Read more

Indo-UK Patrika – Summer 2018

21.08.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our summer 2018 edition of Indo-UK Patrika, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on topics of interest on the Indo-UK business corridor. Whether you are a prospective or existing inward investor from India investing in the UK or the other way around, you will find something of interest to read in… Read more

Over the Channel – Summer 2018

21.08.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our summer 2018 edition of Over the Channel, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on topics of interest on the UK-Europe business corridor. Whether you are a prospective or existing inward investor from Europe investing in the UK or the other way around, you will find something of interest to read… Read more

Across the Pond – Summer 2018

21.08.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our summer 2018 edition of Across the Pond, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on recent changes and topics of interest on the UK-US business corridor. Whether you are a prospective or existing investor from the US investing in the UK or the other way around, you will find something of… Read more

Property Update – Making Tax Digital – action required now!

14.08.18 / Insight posted in

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be the biggest revolution for decades in the way the UK tax system is run. It is being introduced from 1 April next year, when all businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to submit their VAT return data electronically. The VAT returns of… Read more

National minimum wage breaches exceed £1 million in underpayments to employees

09.08.18 / Insight posted in

The government has released a list on its website of some 240 employers who have underpaid more than 22,000 workers. Knowing what you as an employer can deduct from an employee’s wages and what limits are put on those deductions will help stop you becoming the next employer on the list of offenders. The underpayments… Read more

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) – Act Now

02.08.18 / Insight posted in

The introduction of custom controls on UK-EU trade post Brexit, whether there is a ‘Deal’ or ‘No Deal’ will inevitably impose additional administrative burdens and risk of delays on traders. Acquiring Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status may ease the process and minimise the impact of customs requirements going forward. AEO certification is an internationally recognised… Read more

Kingston Smith proudly sponsors Createch 2018

30.07.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith was proud to sponsor Createch 2018 in June of this year. Attended by over 400 delegates, we hosted a breakout session on ‘UK and US perspectives on funding for growth and exit strategies’. Part of our session included a panel discussion and we are delighted to share our key points with you: Venture… Read more

British Accountancy Awards hail Kingston Smith’s innovation by naming firm a finalist

27.07.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the British Accountancy Awards for 2018 in the ‘Large Firm Innovation of the Year’ category. This award recognises accountancy firms that demonstrate excellence in their innovative approach to strategy and client service provision. Shortlisted in the £25 million turnover and above category, Kingston… Read more

Growth Capital Update Q2 2018 – Record quarter for UK growth capital market

27.07.18 / Insight posted in

UK growth equity investing in Q2 2018 reached a new peak. It was the strongest quarter ever recorded in Kingston Smith’s three year observation period. 144 deals worth £715.2 million were recorded, up markedly from 114 deals worth £481.1 million in Q1 2018. This year is now in a strong position to beat 2017’s full-year… Read more

St Albans Summer Party – A night in the museum

26.07.18 / Insight posted in

Following a two-year restoration of the city’s Georgian Town Hall, the £7.75 million Museum and Gallery opened to the public in June 2018. Kingston Smith were privileged enough to be one of the first to hold their Summer Party in early July at this glorious venue in the magnificent Assembly Room. Originally used for balls, galas and… Read more

Is it curtains for the buy-to-let property scene?

Starts: August 23, 2018 4.30pm registration | RM2 5QB

The buy-to-let property market is in flux and landlords like you are taking action to shore up their situation. Join us for this free seminar on the current state of the buy-to-let property market and challenges for landlords. Get expert advice and positive solutions from our property and tax specialists. You also get to ask… Read more

#I’mfine: tackling employee mental health

Starts: September 3, 2018 4.30pm registration for 5.00pm start | EC1M 7AD

1 in 7 employees suffer from mental health issues Most employers don’t want to address employee mental health issues, such as stress or depression, for fear of opening the floodgates. However, addressing these issues could reduce workplace absence by up to 40%. A recent survey found that only 5% of employees tell employers when they… Read more

Harnessing good governance to maximise your charity’s effectiveness – FULLY BOOKED

Starts: September 4, 2018 4.30pm | EC1M 7AD

THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Good governance is fundamental to the wellbeing of all charities so it is important that trustee boards take the time to review their governance arrangements and ensure they are fit for purpose. This session will show you how to maintain a robust governance framework by embedding the principles of… Read more

Annual Kingston Smith Alumni Party

Starts: September 11, 2018 6.30pm | W1D 7DT

Join us for our 2018 annual Kingston Smith Alumni party, this year at the fantastic Ham Yard Hotel roof terrace, Soho. This chic venue is the perfect place to meet up with old colleagues. Enjoy drinks and canapés at the private rooftop bar boasting views over London and a lush summer garden. This exclusive event is a… Read more

Is your charity ready for strategic change?

Starts: September 12, 2018 8.00am | EC1M 7AD

The charity sector has experienced unprecedented change, which is likely to continue for some time. Data privacy, new regulations, impact measurement and pressure on funding are among the current upheavals charities are facing. Join our Kingston Smith experts for a seminar on topical issues that charities across the sector are grappling with. Now is the… Read more

Are you managing your tax risks?

Starts: September 18, 2018 4.30pm registration for 5.00pm start | RM1 1JU

Tax is a minefield for most organisations especially Not for Profit organisations. Constant changes and developments mean that it is very hard to keep up to date with what you should be doing ‘right’ and vital information can often be overlooked. You could also be missing out on tax and VAT opportunities because you don’t… Read more

HR & Employment Law Forum

Starts: September 19, 2018 9.00am | UB3 1HA

Our HR & Employment Law Forum is the perfect opportunity for you to keep up to date with recent developments in HR & employment law affecting your business. You can discuss any tricky HR issues you’re facing in a relaxed roundtable environment with other owners and managers of local businesses. Our experts will be on… Read more

60 minute guide to interpreting a set of accounts

Starts: September 25, 2018 8.00am registration | EC1M 7AD 

This seminar builds on the highly popular ’60 minute guide to understanding accounts for non-accountants’ and will equip you with all the tools needed to understand accounts and the jargon commonly used. Several sets of accounts will be reviewed to pick out the underlying (and perhaps hidden) messages, all of which will help you to further… Read more

Kingston Smith HR Forum

Starts: September 27, 2018 4.30pm registration for 5.00pm start | RH1 1DL

Your Local HR Forum We are delighted to invite you to our first HR Forum. The aim is for you to gain useful insights to take back to your own organisation. About the Forum Staff are your most valuable asset and the Forum is the perfect opportunity for you to keep up-to-date with recent HR… Read more

What does Making Tax Digital mean for you?

Starts: October 4, 2018 5.30pm registration | UB3 1HA

It may seem a long way away but Making Tax Digital comes into effect on 1 April 2019 and needs preparing for now. From 1 April 2019 onwards, businesses and other organisations with VATable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep their VAT records digitally. This includes the self-employed and landlords…. Read more

‘Maximising value for sale’ part 2

Maximising Value for Sale – Getting your tax position right

Maximising Value for Sale – Getting your legal position right

Maximising Value for Sale – How to get your market position/brand positioning right

Maximising Value for Sale – Attracting Buyers

Maximising Value for Sale – The seller’s perspective

Richard Cummings, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, considers how businesses can manage organisational changes and the challenges it can present

Richard Cummings, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, explains the various options for businesses in terms of offering the right salary and benefits

Richard Cummings, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, explains onboarding and how to onboard new staff effectively

Dinah Regan, Senior Consultant at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, discusses the important factors to keep in mind during the recruiting process

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