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…

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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…

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Practical advice for architects

01.04.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

After two years of growth in the sector, many practices are approaching pre-recession staff levels. However, memories of the downturn remain fresh and there remains a good deal of uncertainty around the strength and length of recovery. Competition for work is greater than ever and clients continue to demand more for less, so both fees…

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Liquidation Toolkit – Directors’ Duties

29.03.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Day-to-day management of a company is delegated to its directors by the shareholders. Directors are often confronted by difficult decisions that can have a dramatic effect on the business and its financial position. In certain circumstances, this can result in directors incurring personal liability for corporate debts should the company be subject to an insolvency…

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Liquidation Toolkit – what you need to know and how we can help

29.03.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Should it be necessary to close down your business, you will need to go through a formal liquidation process. This will ensure all your company’s affairs are dealt with properly, the end result being that the company is dissolved and ceases to exist. Depending on the financial position of your business at the time, there…

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Tax Facts 2019/20

13.03.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Your online guide to UK tax rates for 2019/20

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Off-payroll working in the private sector: what it means for you

13.02.19 / Insight posted in Articles, Practical Guides

You may have read a lot in the press over the last couple of years about self-employment tax rules in the public sector with many BBC reporters having been challenged over their tax affairs. Not unexpectedly, the same changes that were introduced to the public sector have been widened to the private sector and will…

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Doing Business Guide – India

01.02.19 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

This guide has been produced by the Morison KSi Indian member firms for the benefit of their clients and associate offices worldwide who are interested in doing business in India. Its main purpose is to provide a broad overview of the various issues that should be considered by organisations when considering setting up business in…

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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…

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Managing your payroll effectively – not for profit

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 and ranked number one for charity expertise in Charity Finance’s 2018/19 Audit Survey, we at Kingston Smith combine expert knowledge, defined…

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