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.

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.
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.
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