Category Archives: General

July 07, 2014

Le Tour de Leytonstone?

I am delighted to see the Tour de France whizzing through London today. A true spectacle. I’m still not sure how this counts as a “Tour de France”, but I don’t really care. It has been fantastic for Yorkshire and will give a lasting boost to visitors to that fabulous county.
June 09, 2014

Who will be the winners of the 2014 World Cup?

With the World Cup starting this week, no doubt there will be much joy and (probably more) disappointment in the four week tournament building up to the final on 13 July 2014.
April 24, 2014

If it sounds too good to be true… then look before you leap!

The announcement of the Government’s plans in last month’s Budget to give savers more freedom over how they use their pension funds to finance their retirement years, has certainly attracted much attention in the Media.
April 24, 2014

If it sounds too good to be true… then look before you leap!

The announcement of the Government’s plans in last month’s Budget to give savers more freedom over how they use their pension funds to finance their retirement years, has certainly attracted much attention in the Media.
April 07, 2014

Ticking tasks off the to-do list

Everything should fall into its own pockets….at least that’s how work should be. Believe it or not, we actually have a blog rota to make sure that our valued clients and website visitors get regular fresh insight into the world of their accountants.
April 01, 2014

Stealth Tax – did you see it?

The trick of ‘stealth’ planes is that they don’t get picked up on radar – before you know it bombs are falling and you’ve had no chance to prepare for it.
February 28, 2014

Pensions – the worst investment?

I attended an excellent event last night.  It was the Barnes Roffe LLP Directors’ Question Time.  We were hosted by HSBC in their tower in Docklands and we had an excellent panel taking questions from the floor, with over 150 guests.
November 25, 2013

More assurance please

So you’ve survived the worst that the recessions, both of them, have thrown at you and buoyed by the green shoots of recovery and a bulging order book, as predicted by the IMF, you feel the need to be bold.
November 14, 2013

Big Brother is really watching you…….

What do you know about your customers?  Contrast it with what companies know about you. Information is not only power, it allows you to make good decisions which benefit your customers.  It also can help you increase your bottom line.
November 11, 2013

Using the prompt payment code

I was listening to Radio 5 recently when the debate changed, unexpectedly, to The Prompt Payment Code. During the ensuing discussion the startling statistic of £30 billion being overdue to small companies by big business was highlighted.
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