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.

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.
December 08, 2014

Advancement through innovation

The recent tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes leaves any sports fan feeling numb. We’ve also recently seen a terrible accident in Formula 1 leave Jules Bianchi with life threatening injuries. Events that both sports will now contemplate and consider what action should be taken to improve safety further.
December 03, 2014

Chancellor announces tax break for Wallace and Gromit (and other children’s television programmes)

Continuing the expansion of tax reliefs for creative industries, the Chancellor today announced a new tax relief for expenditure on the production of children’s television programmes. This is a welcome addition to the tax reliefs already available for film, high end television, animation, video games and theatre production.
December 01, 2014

New Pension Rules: Lamborghini or Labyrinth?

There has been much commentary in the Press in recent months about the new pension rules which come into effect from 6 April 2015.
November 26, 2014

The Very Festive Black Friday

Christmas has already started for some – the Coca-Cola advert is out, the furniture adverts promising a delivery of a new sofa before the big day, supermarkets starting to devote aisles to festive gifts and the neighbours putting up the lights and decorations.
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