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 03, 2015

How new UK GAAP can affect your business

Whilst the everyday pressures of running a business can be all consuming don’t assume that the upcoming  change in accounting standards is only a technical accounting exercise. New UK GAAP, applicable to December 2015 year ends for the first time, can affect a business’s tax and dividends, and even put its loans at risk.
July 01, 2015

Post-Election Outlook

For the past few weeks, Mr & Mrs Cameron have been busy unpacking their boxes, they do not have to move house after all. We now look forward to the next five years under the Conservatives ruling the country outright.
July 01, 2015

Post-Election Outlook

For the past few weeks, Mr & Mrs Cameron have been busy unpacking their boxes, they do not have to move house after all. We now look forward to the next five years under the Conservatives ruling the country outright.
June 25, 2015

Hybrid technology wins

The weekend before last saw the annual 24 hour endurance race at Le Mans, with thousands of car enthusiasts from the UK making the short journey across the Channel for the weekend, myself included.
June 03, 2015

New beginnings!

Inspiring, Educating, Innovating, Thriving… I have recently commenced employment with Barnes Roffe and have experienced an eight-week whirlwind of invaluable knowledge. Working as part of the Accounts Services Team I have been astonished at the forward-thinking hands on approach by all team members.
May 20, 2015

Holding Company and Asset Protection

I have recently met with several clients who have encouragingly achieved very profitable results and have accumulated significant cash and profit/loss reserves. While this strengthens the balance sheet and improves credit ratings, these reserves are not always comfortably reported.
May 07, 2015

Top of the Tax

We recently had the last Budget of the Coalition Government and the Parliamentary term has drawn to a close. The five year term has flashed by and it all began with the Emergency Budget back in June 2010.
April 21, 2015

Company size and audit thresholds – is change as good as a rest?

During a recent meeting to discuss a company’s accounting and tax requirements, I was advised that the company required an audit as it had increased turnover for the last year.
April 13, 2015

A “one size fits all” corporation tax rate

I’ve been an accountant for almost 16 years now. In that time there has always been one rate of corporation tax for companies with larger profits and another (lower) rate of tax for those with smaller profits.
April 07, 2015

Kill “Tax” Bill Vol. 1

Employee benefits and expenses are often complicated because they are taxed in different ways making the choice for both employee and employer just as complicated. Certain taxable benefits can be “tax free” by virtue of available arrangements between the employer and H M Revenue & Customs under so called dispensations or PAYE settlement agreements (‘PSA’).
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