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 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.
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. . .
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