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

Whether you’re a football fan or not, there is something about an international tournament that brings out the patriotic spirit in us all! With the World Cup happening in Russia, there isn’t a massive time difference as there has been in previous tournaments. This means that most matches start after 5pm or take place at… Read more

Charity Workshop – Summer 2018

13.06.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to the latest issue of Charity Workshop, Kingston Smith’s newsletter specifically for the charities sector. In this issue: GDPR – clarifying consent for email marketing Good governance Are you managing your charities tax risks? Government recommends charities seek independent impact evaluation News in brief Fundraising regulation update Significant reporting changes for charities within trading… Read more

HMRC yesterday issued draft legislation introducing “reverse charge VAT accounting” for construction services which will be implemented from 1 October 2019. This is massive news for the sector and will impact directly on all contractors and sub contractors who report through the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). The changes are being introduced to target what HMRC… Read more

Both of Kingston Smith’s partners who are under 35 have been included in Accountancy Age’s 35 under 35 ranking for 2018. Jamie Sherman and Ian Matthews feature in the list which highlights the brightest young talent in the accountancy sector who have made outstanding contributions to the profession in their career to date. Jamie joined… Read more

Association Matters – Summer 2018

07.06.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith’s latest newsletter specifically for membership organisations and trade associations. In this issue: Trade association and membership organisation governance GDPR – FAQs MemberWise Lunch & Learn invitation – harnessing good governance to maximise your effectiveness (click the link for more information and to book your place) High-profile governance failures in 2016 have brought the… Read more

Luke Parker, a manager in our property group, has been reviewing the Government’s formal response to the consultation “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market” as this has been a topic of great discussion recently amongst housebuilders as well as investors in ground rents. He summarises below our thoughts on the impact any legislation could have… Read more

Ryan Air VAT recovery on abortive development costs In 2006, Ryanair made a bid to take over Aer Lingus. It intended to make Aer Lingus more profitable by providing management services and support. These services would be subject to VAT. However, the acquisition of the company did not go ahead. The Irish Supreme Court referred… Read more

eprivateclient has again nominated Kingston Smith as one of their top accountancy firms for 2018. The Private Client Services team, lead by tax partners Andrew Shaw and Lynne Rowland, are delighted with this accolade as it demonstrates the degree of expertise the firm offers its clients across all levels of personal tax, including advising entrepreneurs as… Read more

Kingston Smith has helped Ubisecure, a B2B identity services software provider with a strong footprint in Finland, to obtain funding from Octopus Investments to fuel expansion in Europe. Ubisecure provides a powerful Identity Platform to connect customer digital identities with customer-facing SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. The platform consists of productised… Read more

Doing Business Guide – UK (Edition No. 3)

15.06.18 / Insight posted in

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

The World Cup 2018 – how to handle match days

14.06.18 / Insight posted in

Whether you’re a football fan or not, there is something about an international tournament that brings out the patriotic spirit in us all! With the World Cup happening in Russia, there isn’t a massive time difference as there has been in previous tournaments. This means that most matches start after 5pm or take place at… Read more

Charity Workshop – Summer 2018

13.06.18 / Insight posted in

Welcome to the latest issue of Charity Workshop, Kingston Smith’s newsletter specifically for the charities sector. In this issue: GDPR – clarifying consent for email marketing Good governance Are you managing your charities tax risks? Government recommends charities seek independent impact evaluation News in brief Fundraising regulation update Significant reporting changes for charities within trading… Read more

Property Alert – VAT Alert – Major Change in the Rules for the Construction Industry

08.06.18 / Insight posted in

HMRC yesterday issued draft legislation introducing “reverse charge VAT accounting” for construction services which will be implemented from 1 October 2019. This is massive news for the sector and will impact directly on all contractors and sub contractors who report through the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). The changes are being introduced to target what HMRC… Read more

Two Kingston Smith partners named Accountancy Age’s 35 under 35

08.06.18 / Insight posted in

Both of Kingston Smith’s partners who are under 35 have been included in Accountancy Age’s 35 under 35 ranking for 2018. Jamie Sherman and Ian Matthews feature in the list which highlights the brightest young talent in the accountancy sector who have made outstanding contributions to the profession in their career to date. Jamie joined… Read more

Association Matters – Summer 2018

07.06.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith’s latest newsletter specifically for membership organisations and trade associations. In this issue: Trade association and membership organisation governance GDPR – FAQs MemberWise Lunch & Learn invitation – harnessing good governance to maximise your effectiveness (click the link for more information and to book your place) High-profile governance failures in 2016 have brought the… Read more

Property Update – Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market

31.05.18 / Insight posted in

Luke Parker, a manager in our property group, has been reviewing the Government’s formal response to the consultation “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market” as this has been a topic of great discussion recently amongst housebuilders as well as investors in ground rents. He summarises below our thoughts on the impact any legislation could have… Read more

Weekly VAT Update – 28 May 2018

28.05.18 / Insight posted in ,

Ryan Air VAT recovery on abortive development costs In 2006, Ryanair made a bid to take over Aer Lingus. It intended to make Aer Lingus more profitable by providing management services and support. These services would be subject to VAT. However, the acquisition of the company did not go ahead. The Irish Supreme Court referred… Read more

Kingston Smith named as one of the 2018 eprivate Top Accountancy Firms

25.05.18 / Insight posted in

eprivateclient has again nominated Kingston Smith as one of their top accountancy firms for 2018. The Private Client Services team, lead by tax partners Andrew Shaw and Lynne Rowland, are delighted with this accolade as it demonstrates the degree of expertise the firm offers its clients across all levels of personal tax, including advising entrepreneurs as… Read more

Kingston Smith’s client Ubisecure secures growth funding from Octopus Investments to expand its business

25.05.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith has helped Ubisecure, a B2B identity services software provider with a strong footprint in Finland, to obtain funding from Octopus Investments to fuel expansion in Europe. Ubisecure provides a powerful Identity Platform to connect customer digital identities with customer-facing SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. The platform consists of productised… Read more

Kingston Smith HRC Employment Law Forum

Starts: June 19, 2018 9.00am | RM1 3PJ

We are delighted to invite you to our next HR & Employment Law Forum.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 recent HR and… Read more

Planning for Later Life – Romford

Starts: June 19, 2018 4.00pm registration | RM2 5QB

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

Why improve negotiation?

Starts: June 20, 2018 8.30am registration | W1T 1QL

Negotiation is a fundamental life skill, we negotiate everyday but often under estimate our own ability to get what we really want and leave value on the table or give away too much. The skills introduced in this seminar will start you on your journey to get more of what you want and to help… Read more

Doing business in the UK – opportunities and challenges for US companies

Starts: June 20, 2018 11.30am registration | MA 02142

Hosted by:  The UK’s Department for International Trade Kingston Smith, a leading UK accounting, tax and business advisory firm actively helping international companies enter the UK market across multiple sectors Join us and a panel of international business experts for a roundtable discussion on doing business in the UK. The forum is aimed at US companies… Read more

Doing business in the UK – opportunities and challenges for US fintech companies

Starts: June 21, 2018 8.30am registration | NY 10022

Hosted by: The UK’s Department for International Trade Kingston Smith, a leading UK accounting, tax and business advisory firm actively helping international companies enter the UK market across multiple sectors  Join us and a panel of international business experts for a roundtable discussion on doing business in the UK. The forum is aimed at US… Read more

EU debate: London’s place in a new world

Starts: June 27, 2018 5.30pm registration | EC2Y 8AA

With just under a year to go until we officially leave the EU and Theresa May’s strategy seems to be ‘slow and steady wins the race’, even if we aren’t sure what ‘winning’ looks like. With 29 March 2019 getting ever closer, business owners are considering how to remain agile and respond quickly to any changes,… Read more

Memberwise Lunch & Learn – harnessing good governance to maximise your effectiveness

Starts: June 28, 2018 11.30am registration | EC1M 7AD

Join us for a Memberwise Lunch & Learn on realising your organisation’s potential simply through applying good governance. As a membership organisation or trade association, you need an effective governing body. This session will show you how to maintain a robust governance framework by embedding the principles of the new Charity Governance Code into your… Read more

West End Summer Party

Starts: July 5, 2018 6.30pm | W1U 3BN

Kingston Smith is delighted to invite you to our summer party in the magnificent setting of The Wallace Collection. Part of our evening is a private viewing of the stunning ground floor galleries. Tread in the footsteps of nobility in the billiard room, dining room and state rooms where Sir Richard Wallace entertained his guests…. Read more

St Albans Summer Party – A night in the museum

Starts: July 12, 2018 6.00pm | AL3 5DJ

Kingston Smith would be delighted if you would join us at the beautiful new state-of-the-art St Albans Museum + Gallery for our summer party. As one of the first to hold an event at this glorious venue, we invite you to come and admire the sympathetic modernisation of this community-centric building. It demonstrates the building’s… Read more

Republic of Ireland – Current Trade and Post-Brexit

Starts: July 12, 2018 9.30am registration | AL10 9NE

The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Barclays, is pleased to host this event. Guest speakers from chartered accountants and business advisers Kingston Smith and the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce will share their expert opinions on current trade opportunities with the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Learn what the trading landscape may look… 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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