Topical Tips

We believe we are more than just your average accountancy firm. Our goal at Barnes Roffe is to engage our clients through a proactive relationship, which provides you with the resources and tools you need to enable you to take charge of your finances with confidence.

Tax news, audit news and any new accounting news ... with the help of our topical tips, you can enjoy the benefit of being regularly informed of up to date accounting news updates which are most likely to be relevant to you and your business.

So why not offer your business more. Take a look at our latest topical tips and see how they can help you.

PLEASE NOTE: The Archive is a historical resource and by the very nature of these tips the details of tax law might have changed since they were published, so contact your Barnes Roffe partner before acting on any matter contained in these tips.

May 14, 2012

TT176: How the EU Cookie Directive affects your website

What is a cookie, in the context of the internet? A cookie is a small file stored by your internet browser software that records details of your use of a particular website.
May 07, 2012

TT175: Is it getting any better out there?

The answer according to Barnes Roffe’s Voice – and whisper it carefully – is yes. Business confidence is rising, even if only slightly. Our second Voice survey, a measure of sentiment from polling more than 1,000 small and medium businesses in Greater London and the Home Counties, suggests the worst could be over.
March 23, 2012

TT174: Tax Refund on Smartphones

Following a change of opinion by HMRC, BlackBerrys, iPhones and other similar multimedia-equipped devices (known collectively as “smartphones”) are no longer viewed as taxable benefits in kind.
February 25, 2012

TT173: Changes To Capital Allowances

Businesses can get annual investment allowances at 100% in respect of plant and machinery acquisitions and currently the financial limit (subject to adjustments for certain related entities) is £100,000 per annum, having increased from £50,000 per annum on 1st April 2010 (all references to 1st April are in respect of corporates and should be read. . .
February 23, 2012

TT172: What to expect for 2012

2012 has begun in earnest! Following the publication of the “Barnes Roffe Voice” survey results last month, we have tailored our upcoming Topical Tips to reflect the trends and expectations for 2012.
January 23, 2012

TT171: Barnes Roffe Voice – Dec 2011 Report

Just how bad are things out there? Well for our clients, Barnes Roffe’s Voice now has the answer. Our survey of more than 1,000 small and medium sized businesses suggests mildly more confidence than this time last year.
December 23, 2011

TT170: How are Businesses in London Really Doing?

Help us find out and you may win an iPad 2 or some champagne delivered in time for Christmas!   Barnes Roffe LLP looks after nearly 1000 businesses across our 3 offices with an overwhelming proportion of these being SMEs based in and around the London region.
November 23, 2011

TT169: Important Changes to Annual Returns

If you prepare and file your own Annual Returns you must be aware of the recent changes that Companies House has introduced with regards to filing.   When do the changes come into effect? These changes affect annual returns with a made up date on or after 1st October 2011.
October 23, 2011

TT168: New Penalties Regime

Filling in and filing your personal tax return on time has become more important as HMRC have introduced a new regime of penalties that could see penalties of £1,600 or more for late filed tax returns.
September 25, 2011

TT167: Major Pension Scheme Changes

There are a number of significant changes affecting pension scheme rules coming into play in 2012 that impact both individuals and employers.
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