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.

September 02, 2014

Fuel scale charges and fuel benefit-in-kind

VAT FUEL SCALE CHARGES REDUCED! We are so accustomed to rising motor taxes that it was a nice surprise to see the VAT fuel scale charges (in respect of petrol and diesel supplied for private motoring) decrease for return periods.
August 26, 2014

HM Revenue & Customs… will they ever improve?

Being a tax manager at Barnes Roffe LLP, there are very few days that go by where I don’t need to pick up the phone and call HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”).
August 19, 2014

Tax – Older than Money

Tax has been with us for a very long time – certainly for far longer than currency (the first coins were probably minted around 600BC).
July 23, 2014

SRA – Changes to Reporting Accountant Requirements

In May a consultation was released by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which announced the proposed removal of the annual accountants report for solicitors holding or receiving client money.
July 16, 2014

Independent Accountants to the rescue?

Can accountants help in avoiding service charge disagreements? Service charge costs can often be an area of disagreement between the owners and occupiers. Back in 2006 the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) issued its first version of guidance to its members on best practice in the preparation of commercial service charge accounts.
July 11, 2014

Does size matter?!

With the World Cup coming to an end (although for England, unfortunately as expected that seems ages ago), Wimbledon over and now the cyclists have whizzed past my office, I thought I would catch up with some bedtime reading! (I know, it is only until the football season starts…) Now, no doubt many of you. . .
July 07, 2014

Le Tour de Leytonstone?

I am delighted to see the Tour de France whizzing through London today. A true spectacle. I’m still not sure how this counts as a “Tour de France”, but I don’t really care. It has been fantastic for Yorkshire and will give a lasting boost to visitors to that fabulous county.
June 09, 2014

Who will be the winners of the 2014 World Cup?

With the World Cup starting this week, no doubt there will be much joy and (probably more) disappointment in the four week tournament building up to the final on 13 July 2014.
June 06, 2014

Strategic Report – A new page in the Annual Accounts!

I was asked by a client a couple of weeks ago about the Strategic Report; well, actually, to assist the directors with coming up with the draft report. The company has overseas operations in different continents; the directors were unsure on what needed to be included in the report.
June 02, 2014

Pay taxes according to the law!

It was announced last Tuesday that HMRC have collected an additional £23.9billion over the last year as a result of their investigations. This has been achieved by a number of methods and it is clear that HMRC are making serious efforts to tackle what they see as tax avoidance.
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