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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the marketing and media sectors have recorded a strong start to 2018, with the first quarter more buoyant than the same period in 2017. Last year’s Brexit-related slow-down led to subdued activity levels. This year’s steady start sees pent-up demand continue to drive activity, according to our Marketing & Media… Read more

The Chancellor announced in the 2017 Budget that indexation allowance for companies would be to be abolished for investment assets (such as investment properties) from 1 January 2018. For disposals of assets acquired prior to 1 January 2018, the level of the indexation allowance has been frozen and, at the date of sale, will be… Read more

Do you have a financial plan that recognises changing priorities in later years? Is it flexible enough to meet your future financial expectations? Will it still be risk-appropriate if your circumstances change? Find out more in our flyer about how Kingston Smith can help you future proof your financial planning.

Business Outlook Survey 2018

05.04.18 / Insight posted in

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 2018 outlook survey are very optimistic, despite the continued global uncertainty following significant political change. This survey sets out to… Read more

Commercial Properties From 1 April 2018, a large proportion of private rented property, including offices, warehouses, factories and residential properties, are required to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an energy performance certificate (EPC) when entering into, or renewing, a lease. This essentially makes it unlawful for all properties with an energy… Read more

The Requirement From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships, societies or associations will need to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they have an investment portfolio and wish to ensure their investment managers can continue to provide them with investment services after that date. This is due to a new… Read more

Across the Pond – Spring 2018

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our spring 2018 edition of Across the Pond, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on recent changes and topics of interest in 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

Indo-UK Patrika – Spring 2018

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

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

Over the Channel – Spring 2018

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

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

Ian Robert and Ryan Davies of insolvency practitioners Kingston Smith & Partners LLP (the corporate recovery and insolvency arm of Kingston Smith LLP) were appointed joint administrators of The Lifetime SIPP Company Limited on 29 March. The Lifetime SIPP Company is an FCA-regulated business which administers SIPPs for consumers. Ian Robert said “Following our appointment,… Read more

Mergers and acquisitions in the marketing and media sectors – Q1 2018

19.04.18 / Insight posted in

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the marketing and media sectors have recorded a strong start to 2018, with the first quarter more buoyant than the same period in 2017. Last year’s Brexit-related slow-down led to subdued activity levels. This year’s steady start sees pent-up demand continue to drive activity, according to our Marketing & Media… Read more

Property Update – Indexation allowance planning

17.04.18 / Insight posted in

The Chancellor announced in the 2017 Budget that indexation allowance for companies would be to be abolished for investment assets (such as investment properties) from 1 January 2018. For disposals of assets acquired prior to 1 January 2018, the level of the indexation allowance has been frozen and, at the date of sale, will be… Read more

Future-proofing financial planning

10.04.18 / Insight posted in

Do you have a financial plan that recognises changing priorities in later years? Is it flexible enough to meet your future financial expectations? Will it still be risk-appropriate if your circumstances change? Find out more in our flyer about how Kingston Smith can help you future proof your financial planning.

Business Outlook Survey 2018

05.04.18 / Insight posted in

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 2018 outlook survey are very optimistic, despite the continued global uncertainty following significant political change. This survey sets out to… Read more

Property Update – Are you compliant with the new rules for Commercial properties?

04.04.18 / Insight posted in

Commercial Properties From 1 April 2018, a large proportion of private rented property, including offices, warehouses, factories and residential properties, are required to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an energy performance certificate (EPC) when entering into, or renewing, a lease. This essentially makes it unlawful for all properties with an energy… Read more

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – Does your organisation need one?

04.04.18 / Insight posted in

The Requirement From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships, societies or associations will need to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they have an investment portfolio and wish to ensure their investment managers can continue to provide them with investment services after that date. This is due to a new… Read more

Across the Pond – Spring 2018

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our spring 2018 edition of Across the Pond, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on recent changes and topics of interest in 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

Indo-UK Patrika – Spring 2018

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

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

Over the Channel – Spring 2018

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

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

Kingston Smith & Partners insolvency practitioners appointed joint administrators of The Lifetime SIPP Company Ltd

03.04.18 / Insight posted in

Ian Robert and Ryan Davies of insolvency practitioners Kingston Smith & Partners LLP (the corporate recovery and insolvency arm of Kingston Smith LLP) were appointed joint administrators of The Lifetime SIPP Company Limited on 29 March. The Lifetime SIPP Company is an FCA-regulated business which administers SIPPs for consumers. Ian Robert said “Following our appointment,… Read more

Business Toolkit Breakfast – Taking the “elf” out of health and safety

Starts: April 24, 2018 8.00am registration | RH1 1DL

Health and safety is a fundamental part of business, but for many reasons justified or not, it can be seen as, costly, a burden, an inhibitor and even nonsensical. Sharing with you over 30 years’ experience in making health and safety work within organisations, Greg Davies, Director of Market Development at Assurity Consulting, knows what… Read more

GDPR – Final Call! – West End

Starts: April 25, 2018 8.30am registration | W1T 1QL

With the first major review of Data Protection in the UK for 20 years, as of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings significant change which means there is a lot for media businesses to think about. Agencies can hold vast amounts of data for and on behalf of their clients, which… Read more

GDPR – Advice for SMEs

Starts: April 25, 2018 5.00pm registration | EC1M 7AD

The new GDPR comes into force in May and there’s a lot for businesses to think about and prepare. You may be holding vast amounts of data on your clients, and perhaps on their behalf too. But it doesn’t have to be laborious. The GDPR is an opportunity to review your processes when it comes to communicating… Read more

VAT and tax update for charities

Starts: April 26, 2018 4.30pm registration | RH1 1DL

Kingston Smith is delighted to invite you to a seminar on VAT and direct taxes, tailored specifically for the not-for-profit sector. Our speakers will review the current landscape regarding VAT and direct taxes and consider their impact on charities, providing practical examples which will include: Looking at scenarios, based on actual experience, which you need… Read more

Planning for Later Life – Heathrow

Starts: April 26, 2018 4.00pm registration | UB3 1HA

People can expect to live long beyond traditional ‘retirement age’, maybe never completely retiring at all. Not only do people need to be financially agile, they need to understand the care system, which is the topic of many a conversation today. Many are adopting a fresh approach to planning for later life, incorporating social, medical… Read more

GDPR – are you ready? – St Albans

Starts: April 26, 2018 4.00pm registration | AL1 3TF

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in just over three months. There’s a lot for any organisation to think about and prepare, whether SME, trade association, charity or not for profit organisation. The GDPR brings significant change and therefore risk for all organisations. It is set to empower the public to… Read more

HR and Employment Law Forum

Starts: May 1, 2018 9.00am | UB3 1HA

We are delighted to invite you to our next HR & Employment Law Forum in St Albans. The aim is for you to gain useful insights to take back to your own organisation. About the Forum If you run a business and employ staff, the Forum is the perfect opportunity for you to keep up to date with… Read more

Property Tax Update

Starts: May 2, 2018 4.30pm registration | EC1M 7AD

Tax can be a minefield for those in the property sector. We are therefore hosting a seminar to cover practical issues and potential pitfalls. The agenda includes: Residential landlords, interest tax relief restrictions, incorporations of portfolios – where are we now? Non-resident investors in commercial property – big tax changes from April 2019 VAT –… Read more

Planning for Later Life – West End

Starts: May 10, 2018 4.00pm registration | W1T 1QL

People can expect to live long beyond traditional ‘retirement age’, maybe never completely retiring at all. Not only do people need to be financially agile, they need to understand the care system, which is the topic of many a conversation today. Many are adopting a fresh approach to planning for later life, incorporating social, medical… Read more

Roundtable Discussion: What are your Management Accounts telling you?

Starts: May 17, 2018 8.15am registration | RH1 1DL

Management Accounts help business owners and key managers make timely and meaningful day-to-day decisions. But are you getting the best out of your accounts?  And, more importantly, what might you be missing? Please join us for a FREE informal round table discussion, with fellow business leaders, when we debate this crucial topic. Providing professional insight… 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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