BR Blog

We're all about communication at Barnes Roffe, especially when it comes to our clients and contacts: existing or potential. For this reason we have set up our 'Blog Spot'. To help you to get to know our team, recognise our motivations and more importantly feel confident in the strategies we promote.We post here regularly, to help give you the insight and understanding you need to take every market change in your stride.

May 23, 2017

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was initially announced in the Spring Budget 2015 as part of the government’s initiative to make it “easier for individuals and businesses to keep on top of their tax affairs”.
May 15, 2017

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

From 6 April 2017 employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff will be required by law to publish the following four types of figures annually on their own website and on a specific government website: Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) Proportion of men and. . .
April 28, 2017

Brexit and optimism… are we finally there?

Whisper it quietly but is business finally starting to feel optimistic about Brexit? After months of Remainers being paralysed by the fear of leaving the EU, might there now be reasons to be cheerful? Certainly that appears to be the impression given by a recent survey by Deloitte, which suggests that optimism continues to grow. . .
April 12, 2017

Wedding Gift List – Presents from the Chancellor!

Despite my optimistic sounding title, I’m afraid to say (depending on your political persuasion) Phillip Hammond will not be attending a wedding near you bearing gifts. Having recently being at a friend’s wedding, I can say the above with some degree of confidence.
April 10, 2017

Brexit – some points for consideration

The U.K. has embarked on its most significant, bold journey in the last two decades – and now it is full steam ahead. The decision to leave the European Union will affect everyone, interactions with companies and government alike.
March 31, 2017

The embarrassing National Insurance U-Turn

Just a week after the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in his first budget that the National Insurance contributions for the self-employed would go up by 2% by 2019, the Government made a U-turn and scrapped plans to increase this proposed hike.
March 30, 2017

Company and Audit Size Limits – Will demand for audit decrease?

Back in 2015 the Companies Act incorporated the new EU Accounting Directive meaning company size limits saw a much needed increase as have the audit thresholds which were increased to be the same as the company size limits.
January 05, 2017

Modern Slavery – How Secure is your Supply Chain?

At a recent client meeting, I was asked about the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) and what disclosure requirements the company would need to adhere to.
December 01, 2016

The future of Information Technology in professional services

The future of IT in professional services is clear. It is based on four concepts: Engagement in technology – clients will want to be brought into our technological systems to allow them access to their own data and to join in the processes (e.g. providing information on their tax returns).
November 22, 2016

100% Capital Allowances on Cars?

Capital Allowances and 100% deductions under the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) have been with us for some time now and whilst you can claim AIA on most items of plant and machinery, AIA isn’t available on cars.
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