Expect some changes to your pension scheme in April 2019

17.01.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Increased pension costs to employers As of April 2019, the joint employer-employee contributions paid into a workplace pension will increase from 5% to a total minimum of 8%. So for employers, the contribution increases from 2% to 3% and for employees, a bigger jump, from 3% to 5%. Automatic pension enrolment was introduced between October…


Managing Partners’ Forum Awards salute Kingston Smith’s innovation by placing it as a finalist

16.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Kingston Smith is delighted to be named finalist for Most Innovative Business Process in the prestigious Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2019. The high-profile competition, organised in conjunction with The Financial Times and Harvard Business Review, highlights Kingston Smith’s contribution to operational excellence in professional services firms. Following hot…


Profit diversion and transfer pricing – latest HMRC drive to ensure compliance

11.01.19 / Insight posted in Articles

A new Profit Diversion Compliance Facility was introduced yesterday (10 January) to allow businesses to remedy any transfer pricing non-compliance without prompting an investigation by HMRC. Anyone using the new facility can do so by making a full and accurate disclosure of additional corporation tax liabilities. The facility is intended to be used by companies…


Managing your payroll effectively – Commercial Businesses

10.01.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Payroll management is complex, with legislation, accuracy, confidentiality and timeliness all equally important. For many businesses, outsourcing their payroll function is the most efficient solution. As a top 20 accounting and business advisory firm, we at Kingston Smith combine expert knowledge, defined processes and commercial nous in one customisable payroll package to suit your exact…


Property Alert – Opportunities for developers?

10.01.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Many of our clients involved in development commented to us in 2018 how difficult it was to acquire sites at a price that made development economic. At the end of the year the government released two announcements which, if implemented sympathetically, could generate opportunities for private developers in 2019. We would be interested to know…


60 Second Property poll – the results

09.01.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Thanks very much to all our clients and contacts who responded to our November 2018 property poll. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding the results.


Kingston Smith announces the winners of its annual Creative Vision Award!

08.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

The two winners in the small charities category are Kentish Town City Farm and Step Up To Serve and the two in the regular charity category are Child Bereavement UK and SANE. The charities will each receive an animated brand film worth an estimated £150,000 designed to promote their specific message. The films are created…


Recovery Matters – January 2019

08.01.19 / Insight posted in Newsletters

“I predict a riot”! Ian Robert, partner at Kingston Smith & Partners LLP, welcomes you to the winter edition of Recovery Matters The Kaiser Chiefs played at my local music festival last year. While the song was possibly not, when penned, examining the ‘perfect storm’ hitting the high streets, it could have been. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist…


Kingston Smith completes successful MBO of Adams Environmental

07.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

We are delighted to announce the successful acquisition of environmental consultancy firm, Adams Environmental Limited, in a management buyout led by John Passmore. With assistance from the Kingston Smith corporate finance team and Cadence Advisory, Passmore bought the business from the existing shareholders with backing from IGF. One shareholder, Jeff Bowdery, has retained an interest…


Kingston Smith announce new Payroll Portal, myePayWindow

03.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith are pleased to announce that we will be introducing a new Payroll Portal, ‘myePayWindow’. This electronic, cloud-based portal extends the information available for both Employers and Employees in a secure hosted environment. We all need to ensure that we have solutions in place that enable easy and secure exchange of confidential payroll information.…