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.

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.
May 19, 2016

Brexit – do we have proper information?

In recent months, discussions during client and prospect meetings have turned to the subject of the ‘Brexit vote’ and the implications of a yes or no vote for the business owner in question. Lively debate and hypotheses ensue about the ramifications of staying in or leaving the EU.
May 12, 2016

HMRC – and your eBay account!

HMRC wants accommodation and auction sites such as Airbnb and eBay to hand over customer details in a bid to crack down on people who rent out a room or sell items online to make some extra cash.
May 12, 2016

TT241 Property Matters

Topical Tip – Property Sector – Tax Changes The 2016 Budget and other recent changes in UK taxation are of particular relevance to those in the Property Sector – some of the key points being:- SDLT – Stamp Duty Land Tax The rules relating to this were amended by the recent Budget so that they. . .
May 09, 2016

Don’t Forget Your Gift Aid Payments!

Comic Relief, Children in Need and Sports Relief are just three of the many charities that receive many thousands of donations each year from generous members of the public across the country.
May 09, 2016

Don’t Forget Your Gift Aid Payments!

Comic Relief, Children in Need and Sports Relief are just three of the many charities that receive many thousands of donations each year from generous members of the public across the country.
March 21, 2016

Reducing red tape or reducing something that adds value?

With the audit exemption raised for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2016 to £10.2m providing either the balance sheet total is less than £5.1m or there are less than 50 employees many companies will no longer legally be required to have an audit.
March 16, 2016

Dividends – ‘Belt-and-Braces’

Dividends are a frequent topic of conversation with clients and even more-so over recent months, given the imminent introduction of higher rates of tax on dividends from 6th April 2016.
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