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Research and Development

26.07.17 / Insight posted in

The UK’s R&D tax credit regime is one of the most attractive in the world. There is now evidence of the significant impact that the scheme has had, since its inception in 2000. The Government’s on-going drive to encourage businesses to invest in research & development has resulted in increased rates of tax relief available… Read more

As reported in Asian Image, Heathrow partner Mahmood Ramji has been nominated for an English Asian Business Award 2017 in the Best in Accounting category. The awards seek to acknowledge and honour the determination, entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of English Asian businesspeople at the forefront of their industries and their significant contributions to their… Read more

Becoming a Partner

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

With all of the exciting changes that have been going on in your professional life, it is easy to overlook the impact on your personal affairs when you become a partner. To help you stay on top of these, we have put together a summary of some of the information you should be aware of.

Practical advice for law firms

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

With lawyers facing an array of challenges in the current business environment it is particularly important you have advisors who not only understand the issues you face but also have in-depth experience of working in the legal sector. As one of the leading firms specialising in advising law firms we are ideally placed to help… Read more

Welcome to our third quarterly property poll designed as a short check on topical property and associated financial issues. Thanks very much to all our clients and contacts who responded. If you have any ideas for questions on the September poll please do not hesitate to contact us.

Recently published statistics from HMRC show the importance and popularity of the tax reliefs for the creative sectors, such as the credits for film, high end TV, animation and theatre. The figures show that in 2016/17, 175 films were made which claimed film tax relief (FTR). The total UK spend on these films was £1 billion,… Read more

Kingston Smith is set to relocate to new offices in the heart of Redhill, Surrey, at the end of July. Read the article about the move to Betchworth House on Station Road in Insider Media South East. Our press release about the move can also be found here.

At Kingston Smith, we have been looking after UK subsidiaries and branches of International groups for more than 30 years. Our experience and research indicates that inward investing companies are still missing out on some of the most valuable opportunities and are overlooking certain compliance obligations when operating their business in the UK. Read our… Read more

“This move could be read as a further government hint to forty-somethings that the state pension is only a distant safety net and that a private pension pot is increasingly important,” says tax partner Mike Hayes. “Yet tax relief for private retirement funding has been restricted and is likely to be further restricted. Mixed messages… Read more

Kingston Smith, the top 20 UK chartered accountancy and audit firm, is delighted to announce that it has become Europe’s first adopter of North America’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for the auditing profession. The MindBridge AI Auditor platform was developed by Canadian-based FinTech company, MindBridge Analytics Inc. Becky Shields, partner at Kingston Smith, comments:… Read more

Research and Development

26.07.17 / Insight posted in

The UK’s R&D tax credit regime is one of the most attractive in the world. There is now evidence of the significant impact that the scheme has had, since its inception in 2000. The Government’s on-going drive to encourage businesses to invest in research & development has resulted in increased rates of tax relief available… Read more

Asian Image: Mahmood Ramji nominated for English Asian Business Award

26.07.17 / Insight posted in

As reported in Asian Image, Heathrow partner Mahmood Ramji has been nominated for an English Asian Business Award 2017 in the Best in Accounting category. The awards seek to acknowledge and honour the determination, entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of English Asian businesspeople at the forefront of their industries and their significant contributions to their… Read more

Becoming a Partner

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

With all of the exciting changes that have been going on in your professional life, it is easy to overlook the impact on your personal affairs when you become a partner. To help you stay on top of these, we have put together a summary of some of the information you should be aware of.

Practical advice for law firms

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

With lawyers facing an array of challenges in the current business environment it is particularly important you have advisors who not only understand the issues you face but also have in-depth experience of working in the legal sector. As one of the leading firms specialising in advising law firms we are ideally placed to help… Read more

60 Second Property Poll July 2017 – the results

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

Welcome to our third quarterly property poll designed as a short check on topical property and associated financial issues. Thanks very much to all our clients and contacts who responded. If you have any ideas for questions on the September poll please do not hesitate to contact us.

Creative sector reliefs prove to be popular – but are they effective? Mike Hayes comments

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

Recently published statistics from HMRC show the importance and popularity of the tax reliefs for the creative sectors, such as the credits for film, high end TV, animation and theatre. The figures show that in 2016/17, 175 films were made which claimed film tax relief (FTR). The total UK spend on these films was £1 billion,… Read more

Insider media South East: Kingston Smith set for new Surrey office

25.07.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith is set to relocate to new offices in the heart of Redhill, Surrey, at the end of July. Read the article about the move to Betchworth House on Station Road in Insider Media South East. Our press release about the move can also be found here.

Doing business in the UK: Tax facts at a glance

21.07.17 / Insight posted in

At Kingston Smith, we have been looking after UK subsidiaries and branches of International groups for more than 30 years. Our experience and research indicates that inward investing companies are still missing out on some of the most valuable opportunities and are overlooking certain compliance obligations when operating their business in the UK. Read our… Read more

Millions of people will have to work longer as a result of rise in the State Pension Age: Mike Hayes comments

21.07.17 / Insight posted in

“This move could be read as a further government hint to forty-somethings that the state pension is only a distant safety net and that a private pension pot is increasingly important,” says tax partner Mike Hayes. “Yet tax relief for private retirement funding has been restricted and is likely to be further restricted. Mixed messages… Read more

Kingston Smith adds MindBridge AI Auditor technology to its data analytics suite

19.07.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith, the top 20 UK chartered accountancy and audit firm, is delighted to announce that it has become Europe’s first adopter of North America’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for the auditing profession. The MindBridge AI Auditor platform was developed by Canadian-based FinTech company, MindBridge Analytics Inc. Becky Shields, partner at Kingston Smith, comments:… Read more

Employment tax seminar

Starts: September 13, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

Having seen important changes to employment tax over the last couple of years, we would like to invite you to an Employment Tax seminar. The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices sets a challenging agenda for the Government and will impact all businesses. This session will pull threads from the review and warn businesses what… Read more

Masterclass in Business Improvement, for start-ups and high-growth businesses

Starts: September 19, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

This event is for PRCA members only. This Masterclass is aimed at start-up businesses, and those in their high-growth phase. Matters covered will include: Getting the business fundamentals right – offer, positioning and reputation Working the cash management cycle Understanding client profitability What good results look like – Balance sheet and P&L KPI’s What good… Read more

Masterclass in Business Improvement for established, successful businesses

Starts: September 20, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

This event is for PRCA members only. Matters covered will include: Managing the finance function The planning cycle Budgeting and forecasting issues Internal pricing KPI’s for larger businesses Managing senior staff Keeping growth alive- beating the law of big numbers What’s going on in the sale market Anatomy of a sale Changing face of deal… Read more

KS Alumni – Surf’s up! The KS Way…..

Starts: September 21, 2017 6.30pm | WC1B 5BJ

Join us for the 2017 annual Kingston Smith Alumni party being held at the fantastic Beach Bar, Montague on the Gardens, Bloomsbury. This exclusive and quirky venue is an experience indeed. Come and network with your former colleagues enjoying coconut cocktails and BBQ canapés, whilst taking jet ski selfies. And, if you fancy a quieter… Read more

Creative Vision Award 2017 – Save the Date

Starts: October 17, 2017 6.30pm | W1D 7DT

Join us and the 2017 winners at this year’s Creative Vision Award for Charities  We are delighted to invite you to an evening of celebration, where the films for this year’s winners Re~Cycle and Debra will be unveiled. Be the first to watch the winning films and mingle with other charities over drinks and canapés whilst… 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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