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 14, 2015

VAT – is it a van or a car?

It is important to understand whether a vehicle is a van or a car for the purposes of VAT input tax claims, VAT fuel scale charges and for assessment of tax due (by the employee) and NIC (by the employer) when provided as benefits in kind.
September 09, 2015

ID Fraud – What Information Is Out There?

I recently received an e-mail from a client saying that they had been subject to cheque fraud – the second time this had happened to them in a month.   Basically, someone presented a fake cheque for cash and the supporting ID used was a fake driving licence of the client.
September 04, 2015

Tax considerations of a tube strike

Growing up in and around London you pick up on your local public transport links very quickly.  You also learn that whilst the timetable says the bus or tube journey will take 15 minutes, it is likely to be closer to 45 as 1 TFL minute usually translates to 3 earth minutes.
September 02, 2015

Thinking of selling shares back to your company?

I have been dealing with a number of share buybacks of ordinary shares within Limited companies recently and it has become apparent that it can cause significant amounts of confusion with shareholders. Share buybacks are when a company repurchases shares from its shareholders for an agreed price.
August 26, 2015

Self Employed Status

Everywhere I go these days I seem to meet people who work for themselves, rather than picking up a pay slip at the end of each week. As such it is no surprise that clients are always asking us questions about employments status, so I thought I would investigate a bit further.
July 21, 2015

Subsidised Research and Development Expenditure

By now most companies are aware of the very generous tax credit available for expenditure incurred on research and development, recently increased to 230% from 1 April 2015.
July 14, 2015

Enjoyable investments?

As the summer approaches I always remember, when growing up in Milton Keynes, times when my older brother would take me to the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell during my school holidays to look at all the hand made cars moving between the various buildings.
July 13, 2015

Financial Instruments under FRS 102

I presented a seminar a few weeks ago on changes to UK GAAP, primarily focusing on FRS102.
July 10, 2015

Understanding your Financial Statements!

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July 09, 2015

What are you waiting for?

I have two sons aged 7 and 9. They have never known a world without touchscreen computers and tablets – born into the touchscreen generation! Apple released the iPad into the UK in 2010 and the use of these and fellow competitor tablets are now common place in the average family’s day to day life.
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