The general consensus is that UK businesses need to continue to attract top talent from around the world if the country’s economy is to thrive. There are many uncertainties, among them the unknown outcome of Brexit and the impact of tax changes for non-domiciliaries. One frequently overlooked area is the incentivisation of key talent through… Read more

Late last month the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) released a consultation with a view to amending the accounting treatment of Gift Aid payments of profits made by trading subsidiaries to parent charities. The consultation runs for a very limited period with comments due by 20th October 2017. The proposal, in essence, suggests that the Gift… Read more

Recovery Matters – Autumn 2017

06.10.17 / Insight posted in

The end of a Monarchy Ian Robert, partner at Kingston Smith & Partners LLP, welcomes you to the Autumn edition of Recovery Matters. When Monarch airlines finally went into administration on Monday 2 October, it should have been no surprise. From a personal perspective, it’s a sad day as I have used them for over… Read more

Weekly VAT Update – 3 October 2017

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

Queen’s Club Queen’s club (the club) is the well known tennis club which makes VAT exempt supplies of sporting services as well as taxable supplies of food and drink in its bars and restaurants. It incurred costs in refurbishing bar, restaurant and café facilities, the VAT on which it sought to recover on the basis… Read more

A reader’s question in The Sunday Times about the most tax efficient way to pass a share in some property to his children is answered by Tim Stovold.

The Sunday Times quotes head of tax, Tim Stovold about the launch of the UK government’s Growth Support Service. The service aims to help owners of small and medium-sized enterprises understand tax issues they may face and incentives or reliefs they may be able to claim. “It’s a positive step, but no detail has been… Read more

The best and worst of Brexit

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

At the moment, Brexit is something of a sharply double-edged sword for the UK, with many potential options on the table. As we wait to see how it unfolds, it’s worthwhile considering the pros and cons of a quick Brexit, versus the longer transitional period favoured by Theresa May’s government. If Brexit was to happen… Read more

Weekly VAT Update – 26 September 2017

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

DNB Banka and others and the cost sharing exemption This case involved DNB Banka and Aviva. DNB Banka, a credit institution registered in Latvia, was interested in the cost sharing exemption as it applies to banks and financial institutions. Aviva, part of Aviva group, was interested in how the cost sharing exemption applies to insurance… Read more

4th Quarterly Property Poll

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

Welcome to the fourth edition of our quarterly 60 second property poll. We’re looking for quick responses to topical questions impacting the UK property industry which we can then share with our clients and contacts. If you have any suggestions for future poll questions please do share them with us. We’ll be closing the survey… Read more

Our education team along with law firm Stone King recently headlined an event with Catholic Independent Schools (CISC). The Leadership briefing which is open to all CISC members (aimed primarily at bursars) aims to support the leadership in Catholic schools and deepen their understanding of the sector with the latest news that could potentially affect… Read more

Employee share schemes: incentivising talent though equity

09.10.17 / Insight posted in

The general consensus is that UK businesses need to continue to attract top talent from around the world if the country’s economy is to thrive. There are many uncertainties, among them the unknown outcome of Brexit and the impact of tax changes for non-domiciliaries. One frequently overlooked area is the incentivisation of key talent through… Read more

FRC Consultation on Gift Aid payments for trading subsidiaries

09.10.17 / Insight posted in

Late last month the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) released a consultation with a view to amending the accounting treatment of Gift Aid payments of profits made by trading subsidiaries to parent charities. The consultation runs for a very limited period with comments due by 20th October 2017. The proposal, in essence, suggests that the Gift… Read more

Recovery Matters – Autumn 2017

06.10.17 / Insight posted in

The end of a Monarchy Ian Robert, partner at Kingston Smith & Partners LLP, welcomes you to the Autumn edition of Recovery Matters. When Monarch airlines finally went into administration on Monday 2 October, it should have been no surprise. From a personal perspective, it’s a sad day as I have used them for over… Read more

Weekly VAT Update – 3 October 2017

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

Queen’s Club Queen’s club (the club) is the well known tennis club which makes VAT exempt supplies of sporting services as well as taxable supplies of food and drink in its bars and restaurants. It incurred costs in refurbishing bar, restaurant and café facilities, the VAT on which it sought to recover on the basis… Read more

The Sunday Times: Question of money – The best way to pass on a parcel of property

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

A reader’s question in The Sunday Times about the most tax efficient way to pass a share in some property to his children is answered by Tim Stovold.

The Sunday Times: Teach yourself to…get a free tax adviser

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

The Sunday Times quotes head of tax, Tim Stovold about the launch of the UK government’s Growth Support Service. The service aims to help owners of small and medium-sized enterprises understand tax issues they may face and incentives or reliefs they may be able to claim. “It’s a positive step, but no detail has been… Read more

The best and worst of Brexit

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

At the moment, Brexit is something of a sharply double-edged sword for the UK, with many potential options on the table. As we wait to see how it unfolds, it’s worthwhile considering the pros and cons of a quick Brexit, versus the longer transitional period favoured by Theresa May’s government. If Brexit was to happen… Read more

Weekly VAT Update – 26 September 2017

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

DNB Banka and others and the cost sharing exemption This case involved DNB Banka and Aviva. DNB Banka, a credit institution registered in Latvia, was interested in the cost sharing exemption as it applies to banks and financial institutions. Aviva, part of Aviva group, was interested in how the cost sharing exemption applies to insurance… Read more

4th Quarterly Property Poll

05.10.17 / Insight posted in

Welcome to the fourth edition of our quarterly 60 second property poll. We’re looking for quick responses to topical questions impacting the UK property industry which we can then share with our clients and contacts. If you have any suggestions for future poll questions please do share them with us. We’ll be closing the survey… Read more

CISC Leadership Briefing with Kingston Smith and Stone King

25.09.17 / Insight posted in

Our education team along with law firm Stone King recently headlined an event with Catholic Independent Schools (CISC). The Leadership briefing which is open to all CISC members (aimed primarily at bursars) aims to support the leadership in Catholic schools and deepen their understanding of the sector with the latest news that could potentially affect… Read more

Maximising value for sale pt.3 Leadership and Clients – 25 October

Starts: October 25, 2017 8:00am | W1T 1QL

Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It plays a vital part in getting your business to excel, particularly so in a creative business. Culture comes from the top, so getting leadership right is extremely important. Clients are the lifeblood of a creative business. Finding and working with the right clients in the right… Read more

General Data Protection Regulation Roadshow for Charities – GDPR Practitioner – 31 October 2017

Starts: October 31, 2017 3.30pm | EC1M 7AD

With the first major review of Data Protection in the UK for 20 years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings significant change and therefore risk for all charity organisations that process the data of supporters, members and customers. The GDPR is set to empower the public to take back control of their data like… Read more

General Data Protection Regulation Roadshow for Charities – Introducing GDPR – 31 October 2017

Starts: October 31, 2017 12.30pm | EC1M 7AD

With the first major review of Data Protection in the UK for 20 years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings significant change and therefore risk for all charity organisations that process the data of supporters, members and customers. The GDPR is set to empower the public to take back control of their data like… Read more

Property VAT for developers: Avoiding the pitfalls

Starts: November 2, 2017 8.00am | AL1 3TF

VAT can be a minefield for everyone in the property sector, especially due to HMRC proactively targeting the proper use of VAT in the sector. We are therefore hosting a breakfast seminar to cover practical issues and potential pitfalls for developers. Our agenda includes: Utilising all available VAT reliefs when developing and converting residential /… Read more

General Data Protection Regulation Roadshow for Charities – Introducing GDPR – 7 November 2017

Starts: November 7, 2017 12.30pm | EC1M 7AD

With the first major review of Data Protection in the UK for 20 years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings significant change and therefore risk for all charity organisations that process the data of supporters, members and customers. The GDPR is set to empower the public to take back control of their data like… Read more

General Data Protection Regulation Roadshow for Charities – GDPR Practitioner – 7 November 2017

Starts: November 7, 2017 3.30pm | EC1M 7AD

With the first major review of Data Protection in the UK for 20 years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings significant change and therefore risk for all charity organisations that process the data of supporters, members and customers. The GDPR is set to empower the public to take back control of their data like… Read more

Kingston Smith Media Sector Corporate Finance drinks

Starts: November 8, 2017 6.00pm | W1D 4QB

We hope you can join us for an informal evening to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our specialist Media Sector Corporate Finance team. Take this opportunity to meet with our team and network with other like minded business people in your sector. Our Kingston Smith Corporate Finance team provide expert advice on selling media… Read more

Free Charity Impact Measurement Seminar

Starts: November 16, 2017 4.30pm | RM1 1JU

Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management are delighted to be offering a seminar which explores the following: How charities and non-profits understand and communicate their impact Examples of how impact frameworks including SROI have been used by charities in practice Practical ways to help you present your charity’s impact and fundraising messages Participants will leave with: A… Read more

Property Autumn Budget Seminar

Starts: November 23, 2017 8.00am registration | EC1M 7AD

The Chancellor will present the first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017. So what will this mean for the Property sector? Forget the jargon and save yourself some time; join us for breakfast where we will provide you with hot off the press analysis of the budget speech and what it means to you!… Read more

2017 Autumn Budget – City Seminar

Starts: November 24, 2017 8:00am registration and breakfast | EC1M 7AD

Autumn Budget 2017: The Chancellor’s second bite of the cherry Mr Hammond will present the Second Budget of 2017 on Wednesday 22 November. With much speculation about limiting EIS relief, the burden of property taxes and its impact on the property market, and the gradual shift from employment to self-employment, there is much that the… 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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