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…


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 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…


Kingston Smith 60 Second Property Poll – the results

01.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles

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


Recognising opportunities in challenging times

29.03.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Our most recent survey has revealed that an increasing number of businesses are proactively planning for Brexit. We are seeing increased enquiries from our more forward-thinking clients who are looking to innovate and take advantage of the opportunities that Brexit presents. Additionally, assuming Brexit is agreed, most respondents recognise that they face continued uncertainty during…


Kingston Smith is Employer of the Year

22.03.19 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

Kingston Smith has won Employer of the Year in the 2019 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards for its dedication to employee engagement through innovative and inspiring staff initiatives. The top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm has been recognised for its ethos of challenging its people to do things differently. Kingston Smith has recently upgraded its…


Embracing Making Tax Digital to help your business prosper

18.03.19 / Insight posted in Articles

We are noticing a trend among the more dynamic owner-managed businesses coming to us for Making Tax Digital (MTD) advice. The forward-thinking ones are embracing MTD as an opportunity to future-proof their business rather than seeing it merely as a compliance burden. “These business owners know they need a tailored flexible approach that will enhance…