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.

February 10, 2015

Gift Aid Payments

Don’t forget to claim! Tax relief! In preparing for our first house move after 23 years my wife and I found many things that we no longer required.
February 02, 2015

The Hobbit, (broken) promises and ‘Arry…

After promising my wife that yesterday would be ‘Hobbit Sunday’ (we have been married 10 years and ‘Football Sunday’ was out of the question, or so I was told!), I thought it would be a good time for the mind to wander and reflect on those (broken) promises made just over a month ago.
January 28, 2015

Many Happy Returns

Today marks an important milestone for one of Barnes Roffe’s senior partners, as (despite all his efforts to conceal the fact from the rest of us) Allan Cheason has turned 60! Allan joined Barnes Roffe back in 1982 – a year remembered for the Falklands War, the raising of the Mary Rose, and, of course,. . .
January 19, 2015

The inflation paradox

A recent major announcement has been the fall in inflation to 0.5% – a level not seen since May 2000.
January 13, 2015

Don’t miss the 31 January deadline!

With the festive season behind us, many individuals will be turning their attention towards the looming deadline for Self-Assessment Tax Returns. If you need to file a tax return online and you haven’t yet registered online to do so, act now to make sure you don’t miss the 31 January deadline.
January 08, 2015

Considering incorporation? Plan carefully!

Happy New Year to all. It is an election year so traditionally we would all be looking forward to some kind of tax give away as a bribe. Not this year.
January 05, 2015

Shape up for 2015

It’s that time of year when we are all hoping we will be able to stick to our New Year’s resolutions.  According to a recent survey, five of the top ten resolutions made were health-related, be it to exercise more, eat healthier or quit smoking.
December 18, 2014

Stamp Duty reforms – is it too good to be true?

One of the significant announcements in the recent Autumn Statement was the Stamp Duty reforms moving from a single rate on the purchase price to a system of paying tax on the property price within each band.
December 15, 2014

Collection of unpaid tax through your tax code

Currently, HM Revenue and Customs can collect tax debts of up to £3,000 by adjusting your Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax code. HMRC refers to this as ‘coding out’. The effect of this is to recover the debt from your income, by increasing the amount deducted from your income during the tax year.
December 11, 2014

Thank YOU!

Another year is coming to a close and 2014 has been as eventful as the past years. No two years are the same – our treasured clients, all successful in their own ways, are constantly adapting their businesses to the prevailing and anticipated economic environment.
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