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.

November 06, 2014

TT209: Trading cross border and VAT

There are a lot of complexities in the VAT world. With the rise of eBay, Amazon and similar trading platforms which enable small businesses to easily globalise their business, there are many pitfalls to avoid and issues to identify to do with cross border trading.
Trading cross border and VAT
October 23, 2014

TT208: UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive

Further reducing the administration burden of financial reporting for UK businessesAt the end of August, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) issued their consultation paper ‘UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive’. The consultation paper issued outlines how BIS intend to implement the new EU Accounting Directive (‘the Directive’) in the UK.
UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive
October 06, 2014

TT207: Payroll Changes and Information – October 2014

October 2014 is an important month for payroll and payroll related matters. National Minimum Wages All employees should be paid the National Minimum Wage. From 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage is increasing.
Payroll Changes and Information
September 22, 2014

TT206: FRS 102

As you are probably aware big changes in the world of accountancy are almost upon us.  New accounting standards will have to be adopted for 2015 or 2016 depending on your company’s year end.
FRS 102
September 08, 2014

TT205: The Broadband Delivery UK Scheme

Get a grant of up to £3,000 for broadband connection! The BBC recently featured an (FSB) Federation of Small Business’ report stating that one of the major constraints that UK SME’s face is the lack of high speed internet connectivity – particularly in and around London.
August 22, 2014

TT204: Where is my holiday pay?

Under the EU Working Time Regulations 1998, full time employees in the UK are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid holiday. Bank holidays do not have to be given as paid leave.
Where is my holiday pay
June 10, 2014

TT203: Computer Virus

Many of you might have read press commentary following publicity of a major computer virus threat in the news. Apparently the UK’s National Crime Agency has put out publicity about a potential major cyber threat.
May 28, 2014

TT202: Place of Supply VAT Changes

1 January 2015 will mark a significant change to the way EU based businesses account for VAT when supplying telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services (“affected services”) to private consumers located in another EU Member state.
Place of Supply VAT Changes
May 14, 2014

TT201: Pensions and Savings Changes

As ever, the only constant is change, and in the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget are significant changes to both the pensions regime and ISAs. Pensions – Changes to the pensions regime will make it easier to access your pension fund pot if you have a defined contribution (money purchase) pension scheme.
Pensions and Savings Changes
April 29, 2014

TT200: The Fraudsters are after you…

We have written before on the subject of ‘scam’ and ‘phishing’ emails but unfortunately the problem is not going away and is in fact getting worse.  Clients must stay alert because fraudsters are becoming ever more sophisticated in their attempts to steal your hard earned money.
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