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 25, 2013

More assurance please

So you’ve survived the worst that the recessions, both of them, have thrown at you and buoyed by the green shoots of recovery and a bulging order book, as predicted by the IMF, you feel the need to be bold.
November 18, 2013

Here today, here tomorrow

It seems curious, given that directors are responsible for the preparation of financial statements, that the one area where they often feel little ownership are the going concern disclosures.
November 14, 2013

Time and the Taxman wait for no man – or Christmas!

HMRC have been issuing harsher penalties for the late submission of self-assessment tax returns since the tax year ending 5 April 2012.
November 14, 2013

Big Brother is really watching you…….

What do you know about your customers?  Contrast it with what companies know about you. Information is not only power, it allows you to make good decisions which benefit your customers.  It also can help you increase your bottom line.
November 11, 2013

Using the prompt payment code

I was listening to Radio 5 recently when the debate changed, unexpectedly, to The Prompt Payment Code. During the ensuing discussion the startling statistic of £30 billion being overdue to small companies by big business was highlighted.
October 24, 2013

Sage 50 Accounts – Selected tips and tricks

Many of our clients use Sage 50 Accounts to maintain their accounting records. Sage has been around for a long time and has added a lot of features over the years, which may not be familiar to many users.
October 21, 2013

We’ve found a witch

We must be used by now to stories in the media highlighting the apparent shenanigans that companies get up to in their efforts to pay less tax.  Much of this may be justified but I wonder if things are going too far.
August 19, 2013

Cloud based (on-line) accounting systems

The age of cloud based systems has come upon us. But what is a cloud based accounting system and how can it help you? What is a Cloud Based Accounting System? These are online accounting systems, not desktop accounting systems like Excel, SAGE or Quickbooks.
August 16, 2013

Real Time Information (RTI) – Extension Update

Three months into the compulsory requirement of reporting PAYE information in real time, HMRC have announced the temporary relaxation of RTI reporting rules for small businesses will be extended from October 2013 until April 2014.
August 14, 2013

Directors’ Question Time

Just a short note to say that we have an exciting new event coming up at the East London Office next month. Directors’ Question Time will adopt a similar format to the BBC ‘Question Time’ – but without the politics – and focusing on business.
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