KSFA: Tax year action plan

17.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Don’t leave it to the last minute, start planning for 2019/20 tax year now and get the best out of your money! It is always a good idea to review tax planning opportunities to ensure you are maximising allowances and your planning is in line with current legislation. With this in mind, we have prepared…


Kingston Smith & Partners appointed to handle administration of Acturus Retail (UK) Limited

16.04.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Ryan Davies and Ian Robert of Kingston Smith & Partners were appointed joint administrators of Acturus Retail (UK) Limited on 15 April 2019. The business traded as El Ganso – a Spanish-owned fashion brand – with four stores in London, including Carnaby Street and King’s Road. The business found trading conditions in the UK difficult due…


Employment law – what to expect in 2019

16.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles

It is only four months into the year and we have already seen some key employment law developments. The remainder of the year is likely to be similarly eventful. From 6 April 2019 The following key changes came into effect on 6 April 2019, which employers should be aware of. Workers as well as employees…


Spotlight – Kingston Smith Corporate Finance

15.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to the spring 2019 edition of Spotlight, our update on the latest news from our corporate finance team. It’s been another busy period for us and here are some of our highlights from the last six months including our deals, awards and events. We look forward to the next six months with many exciting…


CIS reporting: VAT reverse charge extended to construction

11.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles

As part of HMRC’s wider programme of combatting VAT fraud, from 1 October 2019 it is introducing a new VAT regime for the construction industry, which will have major consequences for both contractors and developers. This new VAT regime will be a reverse charge, which will cover more than just construction services. The reverse charge…


Kingston Smith is finalist for three awards for its people and tech focus

11.04.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is delighted to be a triple finalist in the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2019. The three categories the top 20 accountancy firm is shortlisted in are people development, best use of technology and workplace wellbeing. Alongside Kingston Smith’s rigorous accountant training programme and staff development initiatives, on the technology side, the firm boasts agile…


Research and development (R&D) tax credits scheme

11.04.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

The UK’s R&D tax credit regime is one of the most attractive in the world. Since its inception in 2000, the R&D tax relief scheme has had a significant impact on businesses engaging in innovative projects. The government’s ongoing drive to encourage businesses to invest in R&D has resulted in increased rates of tax relief…


Kingston Smith advises on sale of DirectionGroup

04.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

Kingston Smith has advised on the sale of DirectionGroup, a B2B marketing agency with extensive expertise in brand creative, content, conversion and consulting, to Unlimited Group. DirectionGroup, now known as DirectionGroup Unlimited, is one of the UK’s fastest growing B2B marketing agencies with clients including Microsoft, Fujitsu and Tata Communications. The owners, Debbie Bough and…


Making Tax Digital – key points from our recent seminars

03.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles

We have seen a number of emerging questions on Making Tax Digital from our recent events and seminars. Here are some top key questions: 1. Do we have to upgrade to a cloud accounting system? Many organisations who carry out manual calculations and use spreadsheets are concerned that they will be required to purchase a…


Employer Branding – attracting, recruiting and retaining employees

02.04.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Employer branding is the process of promoting a company, or an organisation as the employer of choice to a desired group; one from which a company needs and wants to recruit and retain. The process facilitates the company’s ability in attracting, recruiting and retaining ideal employees, and supports the organisation’s business plan. If employer branding…