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.

July 15, 2016

Autumn Statement November 2015

Mr Osborne’s primary goal was to deliver the Spending Review, so there was a heavy emphasis on departmental expenditure and the £4,000bn expected total government spending over the next five years.
June 30, 2016

Brexit Decision

There is some free space in the EU now.  1 “GB” to be precise!  Yes, the Brexit is upon us.  24 June 2016 will be remembered in history as the day Britain voted to become Independent.  The British now have only three vowels in their dictionary, having decided to leave the “EU”.
June 28, 2016

Pool cars and pool vans, make sure you get it right!

It is important to ensure that pool cars and pool vans are correctly treated or you could be issued with penalties from HM Revenue and Customs. If a car or van meets the criteria as being “pool” it means that no taxable benefit arises on its use.
June 28, 2016

Solicitors Accounts Rules – The New Approach

In July 2015, the Solicitors Regulation Authority announced changes to the format of accountants’ reports for solicitor firms. These changes were approved by the Legal Services Board and take effect for accounting periods ending on or after 1 November 2015.
June 24, 2016

Brexit – a personal note

Following our surprise decision to exit the EU, I have been asked by numerous people to offer my opinion with regards to the longer term implications this will have on Owner Managed Businesses.
June 10, 2016

Pension reminder for 2016/17

It should be noted that the following changes to allowances have been introduced with effect from 6 April 2016:- Lifetime Allowance Tax efficient upper limit fell to £1m. If fund value and age determine that lifetime allowance protection is suitable, you can obtain fixed protection at the current level of £1.
June 06, 2016

Property Tax Issues – Forthcoming Changes?

This seminar will cover all aspects of onshore property investment in both residential and commercial property.
June 05, 2016

No HMRC penalty on late tax returns, really?

At the weekend you may well have seen the headlines regarding HMRC’s leaked internal memo stating that there will be a reprieve for thousands of people from the £100 penalty for the late filing of self assessments tax returns.
May 25, 2016

QuickBooks Online Seminar and Demonstration

With more and more being moved into the cloud, many business owners are now making the decision to move there accounting software into the cloud. Giving business owners the ability to view financial information 24/7 not to have to wait until they are next in the office to view the latest results of the business.
May 20, 2016

CYBER FRAUD

Last year, 69% of large organisations were attacked by an unauthorised outsider. With the average cost of one of these attacks being £193,000, the price of ignoring this issue can become costly. All types and sizes of businesses are at risk of fraud.
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