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Proud to support Kent’s excellent businesses

Marc Farmer

31 January 2017

This year, Wilkins Kennedy’s Kent offices in Ashford, Canterbury, Maidstone, Orpington and Sandwich, have decided to sponsor the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) 2017. Wilkins Kennedy experienced tremendous growth during 2016 and early 2017 – particularly in the Kent … Read More >>

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Proudly supporting tomorrow’s talent

Zara Hogg

14 November 2016

Wilkins Kennedy was engaged as one of the headline sponsors at Young Start-Up Talent 2016, a competition that awards up to £50,000 worth of support to young entrepreneurs. After many months battling out a series of showcases and events, on … Read More >>

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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act – Latest Developments

Sarah Hannaford

26 April 2016

This month sees the latest tranche of measures from the Government’s Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (SBEE) coming into force. The Act is a key part of the Government’s overarching project to make the UK the ‘most attractive place … Read More >>

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Dividends are about to become more taxing

Naomi Nesbit

26 February 2016

In his Summer Budget 2015, the Chancellor announced that he would be introducing a new tax regime for dividends including a new tax allowance.  Whilst this may be a genuine simplification of the current rules, the reality is that many … Read More >>

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Is the January deadline disappearing?

Alix Hampton

06 January 2016

The Autumn Statement 2015 held little in the way of surprises, but one of the key highlights from the Chancellor’s speech was the implementation of a new “digital” HMRC. As part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to clamp down on … Read More >>

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New Year’s resolutions: What does 2016 have in store for the economy?

David Fenn

Happy New Year! We hope that 2016 brings you wealth, health and happiness. For many individuals and businesses, the New Year is a perfect opportunity to start planning for a fantastic year ahead and there is certainly a lot in … Read More >>

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Pay the elves their dividends before the end of the tax year

Alix Hampton

12 December 2015

Everyone likes a bargain in the January sales and one way to make a New Year’s saving could be to pay out company dividends before the end of the current tax year. In his 2015 spring/summer Budget, Chancellor Osborne outlined … Read More >>

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Cash Is King For Start Ups

Anthony Cork

15 June 2015

I was recently asked to contribute to an article in The Guardian regarding five things anyone should pay attention to before they launch their business. Top of my list was, is, and will always be, cashflow. ‘Turnover is vanity, profit … Read More >>

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The Brave New World Of Finance

Anthony Cork

02 March 2015

According to the Bank of England’s ‘Trends in Lending’ Report October 2014, lending to UK businesses is in a state of stagnation. The report states that the net flow of lending to UK businesses by all UK resident banks and … Read More >>

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3 ways independent retailers can have the best February ever

Phil Mullis

24 November 2014

We haven’t even had Black Friday, Christmas or New Year and I’m already thinking about how retailers can have a great February 2015.  Why think about February now?  Well, whilst you are busy in the run up to Christmas and … Read More >>

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