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November 13, 2018

Barnes Roffe Cycle Sportive

Late September saw us hold the inaugural “BR cycle sportive” starting and finishing at Berkhamsted Golf Club.  The keen cyclists of the firm including partners Nigel Goodman, Simon Liggins and Adam Dodds hosted an eclectic mix of cycling clients and contacts from across all three of our offices.
January 05, 2017

Modern Slavery – How Secure is your Supply Chain?

At a recent client meeting, I was asked about the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) and what disclosure requirements the company would need to adhere to.
December 01, 2016

The future of Information Technology in professional services

The future of IT in professional services is clear. It is based on four concepts: Engagement in technology – clients will want to be brought into our technological systems to allow them access to their own data and to join in the processes (e.g. providing information on their tax returns).
November 22, 2016

100% Capital Allowances on Cars?

Capital Allowances and 100% deductions under the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) have been with us for some time now and whilst you can claim AIA on most items of plant and machinery, AIA isn’t available on cars.
November 21, 2016

The Autumn Statement – an end to tightening of the purse-strings?

This week will see Philip Hammond give his first Autumn Statement to Parliament since taking over the reins at the Treasury from George Osborne, when Theresa May became Prime Minister.
November 03, 2016

The Robots are Coming!

I’ve been noticing more and more articles about how many of us are soon to be replaced by robots. A recent study by Oxford University suggests that 35% of jobs in the UK are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.
November 02, 2016

Are the wealthy taxed enough?

I was surprised to read in today’s paper that one third of the UK’s most wealthy people are under tax investigation at the present time!  A specialist unit of HMRC looks after 6,500 of these people (who have assets in excess of £20m each) and most inquiries concern the complexity of legislation, as opposed to. . .
October 27, 2016

Cycle to Work Scheme

Now that the Olympics are all over and given the fantastic success team GB had in the Velodrome I thought I would get back on my bike after a rather long hiatus. Unfortunately the long lay off had not been too kind on my bike so it got me thinking about purchasing a new one.
October 10, 2016

Micro Entity Accounts

Following on from my colleague’s blog ‘The end of FRSSE’ which stated that for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016, the latest incarnation of FRSSE (2015), will no longer be available and companies will need to choose between FRS102 and FRS105 (Micro Entities), we will look at the options available for clients. . .
October 05, 2016


A few years ago, my car mad father returned from the auctions with a very presentable Mazda MX5 @£1,500.  He swears by running an “old banger” as opposed to purchasing a new car, with previous auction purchases including a Toyota MR2, BMW, Fiat Abarth and numerous Fiat Puntos (our family car of choice).
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