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.

November 17, 2014

Reduce data processing and increase productivity

Do you have accounting staff who spend a lot of time data processing, so much so that they have no time to deliver the more valuable management reporting? This was for so long the lot of the accounting department.
November 10, 2014

Halloween – Ghastly frights and corporate delights

So, like any other evening, I was taking the crowded Central Line on the way to meet a friend. I was lost in my own thoughts until I realised I was sitting opposite a zombie. Yes, a zombie. And then it occurred to me that of course: it was Halloween.
October 30, 2014

The day I became a Social Media guru

Well, I did have an interesting day last week. We all know about the power of social media, but I suspect may of us don’t know how to harness it.
October 22, 2014

A blog of many thoughts

I remember back in the day that my school assemblies always had a ‘thought for the day’. This blog will go one better and provide at least two which I hope will keep you alert and awake.
October 15, 2014

High Income Child Benefit Charge – HMRC’s “lazy response”

The so-called High Income Child Benefit Charge was introduced with effect from 7th January 2013, i.e. the 2012-13 tax year. The charge applies to the receipt of child benefit where the income of either the claimant or their partner exceeds £50,000.
October 08, 2014

Company car benefit

Following on from Duncan Stannett’s recent blog on Fuel scale charges and fuel benefit-in-kind, I thought it a good opportunity to remind ourselves about the company car benefit rules and tease out some tax planning points for both employer and employee.
September 29, 2014

Group VAT registration – a solution to managing multiple VAT returns?

Recently a corporate client asked me for advice regarding a possible group VAT registration application. The client owns three entities, each of which are required to prepare and submit their own VAT returns, and the client was hopeful that a group VAT registration would be the path to relieve some of the administrative burden.
September 23, 2014

Flexible Working Changes – What does this mean for small businesses?

Significant changes have been made to the right to flexible working from 30 June 2014. These have received much media coverage.
September 15, 2014

The cost of independence

Whatever your personal views may be on the upcoming referendum to decide the fate of Scotland, there’s no denying the economic impact it is having on the UK economy at both a macro and micro level.
September 08, 2014

Theatre Tax Relief is here

?Theatre companies should already be taking advice as to whether they qualify for this new relief.
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