Property alert – The latest on Making Tax Digital (MTD)!

18.12.18 / Insight posted in Articles

It’s now only five months until the introduction of MTD – the use of compatible software to capture business transactions, prepare VAT returns, and send and receive information with HMRC via an Application Programming Interface (API)-enabled software. Are you ready? HMRC has made some announcements since our first update on this subject in August 2018…


Making Tax Digital for membership bodies

14.12.18 / Insight posted in Articles

The government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme being introduced next year, is arguably the most radical change in taxation since self-assessment was enforced in 1997. From 1 April 2019, it will be mandatory for qualifying organisations to keep VAT records in a digital format and file VAT return information with HMRC using a digital link…


Is your organisation digitally fit for the future?

14.12.18 / Insight posted in Articles

Getting fit isn’t just good for individuals; organisations like yours also need to ensure that they are ‘fit for the future’. Digitalisation is all around us. We interact through smart phones and online; social media keeps us connected with those we know, but also increasingly with those we have never met; and we have instant…


Association Matters – Autumn 2018

13.12.18 / Insight posted in Newsletters

Kingston Smith’s latest newsletter specifically for membership organisations and trade associations In this issue: • Making Tax Digital for membership bodies • Is your organisation digitally fit for the future? Making tax Digital (MTD) is being introduced in April next year and is arguably the most radical change in taxation in recent years. MTD could…


Design & branding tops marketing services sector, analysis of 2017 financial performance reveals

05.12.18 / Insight posted in Articles

Design & branding has established itself as the top performing discipline among its peers, the Kingston Smith 2018 Annual Survey of the financial performance of marketing services companies reveals. After improving for the second year running, design & branding, which has historically struggled financially compared to many other disciplines, is now leading the way in…


Kingston Smith India Group – Indo-UK business specialists

04.12.18 / Insight posted in Brochures

The firm has been helping clients build their businesses for more than 90 years. As chartered accountants and business advisers, we work with clients to understand their potential and ambitions, and provide all the information and support they need to achieve them. In the UK, our 66 partners and more than 400 professional staff are…


Charity Finance Audit Survey ranks Kingston Smith top for charity expertise

04.12.18 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is delighted to have been ranked number one for charity expertise in Charity Finance’s 2018/19 Audit Survey. We maintain our position as number one for overall service amongst the top 20 charity specialist firms. Neil Finlayson, Head of Not for Profit Sector: “Being ranked top for charity expertise is a great endorsement from…


Kingston Smith appoints new partner to professional firms and property teams

03.12.18 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith, top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm, is delighted to announce that Clare Harrall has joined its professional firms and property teams as partner. Clare joins from RSM, bringing significant experience in the professional practices sector. John Staniforth, head of professional firms at Kingston Smith, says: “We are delighted to have Clare on…


Managing your payroll effectively

29.11.18 / 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…


Kingston Smith celebrates the capital’s connectivity through the centuries

22.11.18 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

In November, we celebrated London’s connectivity – past, present and future. We thought it fitting to hold an event in the Museum of London, as it lies right at the heart of the city, where ancient collides with modern. Tracing London through the millennia, each with its own technological ingenuity, brings into focus the whole…