Category Archives: General

June 24, 2016

Brexit – a personal note

Following our surprise decision to exit the EU, I have been asked by numerous people to offer my opinion with regards to the longer term implications this will have on Owner Managed Businesses.
June 05, 2016

No HMRC penalty on late tax returns, really?

At the weekend you may well have seen the headlines regarding HMRC’s leaked internal memo stating that there will be a reprieve for thousands of people from the £100 penalty for the late filing of self assessments tax returns.
May 19, 2016

Brexit – do we have proper information?

In recent months, discussions during client and prospect meetings have turned to the subject of the ‘Brexit vote’ and the implications of a yes or no vote for the business owner in question. Lively debate and hypotheses ensue about the ramifications of staying in or leaving the EU.
May 12, 2016

TT241 Property Matters

Topical Tip – Property Sector – Tax Changes The 2016 Budget and other recent changes in UK taxation are of particular relevance to those in the Property Sector – some of the key points being:- SDLT – Stamp Duty Land Tax The rules relating to this were amended by the recent Budget so that they. . .
February 08, 2016

Knowledge, Intelligence and Personality

Our current phase of graduate recruitment is in full swing.  As a firm we have always looked to recruit consistent numbers of graduate trainees in the hope that they will come through their professional exams successfully and prosper in our organisation.
November 05, 2015

Email Etiquette

Last week I emailed someone I had not emailed before.  I pressed “reply to all” in an email from a third party in which they were included.  Surprisingly I received an automated email back from the new person asking me to register for their “approved senders” list to allow the email through.
October 29, 2015

Racing against the trend

This time last week I was recovering from yet another weekend of OCR (Obstacle Course Racing). OCR involves participants being required to climb walls, wade through lakes, jump through fires (among other obstacles), in addition to running distances ranging from 5km to 42km.
October 27, 2015

Register of Companies and Businesses – is NOT Companies House

This week I received a letter from the “Register of Companies and Businesses” requesting that our client, a newly incorporated company, “pays for the publication of the company, and lack of payment will result in the lack of entry in the Register of Companies and Businesses”.
October 14, 2015

Whose is that Intellectual Property?

Behind every successful business is the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur is the one with the innovative idea, and the drive to push the idea forward to success. Understandably, the entrepreneur is usually so involved in developing and managing the business that before they know it, the business is fully up and running and barrelling along nicely.
October 06, 2015

Making a Horror Film – Not so Scary?

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a film premiere to celebrate the release of a new horror film produced by a Barnes Roffe client.
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