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 11, 2017

Making Tax Digital: Government delays introduction but Cloud based systems are the future

The government recently announced that the start date for the digitalisation of the UK tax system will be introduced more gradually than originally planned.
August 07, 2017

Tax codes used by Xero, Sage and QuickBooks accounting softwares

We are finding an increase in the use of cloud accounting software and there are occasions when a business will make the transition from one software to another.
August 07, 2017

Electric Cars – Make hay while the sun shines?

The government has just announced its commitment to ban the sale of diesel and petrol-powered cars by 2040.
July 26, 2017

Apprenticeship Levy and non-levy paying employers

As you will no doubt be aware (you did read our May 2017 topical tip email, didn’t you?!) the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced on 6 April 2017 and employers with over £3m annual payroll are paying into their Digital Apprenticeship Account.
July 26, 2017

Wills and trusts – do you trust in a Will?

Recently I have been asked to act as executor to several clients and family members. Also, as Barnes Roffe is now licensed to provide Probate Services, I have been involved in obtaining probate for a late client.
July 13, 2017

NRCGT – Don’t Miss The Deadline!

Historically, only UK resident individuals and entities, together with temporary non-UK resident individuals and those operating through a UK permanent establishment, branch or agency, were subject to UK capital gains tax (CGT), while non-UK residents were not.
June 20, 2017

Cyber Fraud

The recent “Wannacry” cyber attack which disrupted organisations around the globe, including our own National Health Service, brings into focus the increasing risk of cyber attacks and cyber fraud facing businesses today. Businesses need to be alert to these risks and take steps to protect their own IT infrastructures.
June 19, 2017

HMRC’s improved powers to attack overseas online sellers

Effective from 15 September 2016, HMRC have new and improved defences against businesses selling through online marketplaces, who should be VAT registered in the UK but are not. Background Where goods are sent from outside the EU to individuals in the EU, these are imports for VAT purposes.
June 09, 2017

The elections, Brexit and the economy

Being relatively new to Britain, I am learning new things about my newly adopted country on a daily basis and was reminded about this only this morning when I opened my news feed and saw the election results.
May 23, 2017

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was initially announced in the Spring Budget 2015 as part of the government’s initiative to make it “easier for individuals and businesses to keep on top of their tax affairs”.
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