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.

March 19, 2018

Confirmation Statements – Is Companies House getting tougher?

Since 2016 all UK-registered companies and LLPs have been required to file a Confirmation Statements (Form CS01) at Companies House, which replaced the Annual Return.
March 14, 2018

Are Digital Currencies the future?

Digital Currencies or “cryptocurrency” is a virtual currency that uses advanced encryption technologies known as cryptography for its creation and to ensure security of transactions involving its use. Converting this concept of digital currency into reality all started with the creation of “Bitcoin” in 2009.
March 05, 2018

Pensions and automatic enrolment

It has recently been reported in the press that the first fines have been levied after a prosecution by the Pensions Regulator for the failure to comply with the new laws on workplace pensions.
March 01, 2018

HMRC’s Ban On Personal Credit Card Payments

It has been a common practice for companies, government departments and official bodies to add a surcharge for credit card payments, but this came to an end from January 2018.
March 01, 2018

VAT

Those of us old enough will remember that Arthur Daley’s favourite drink was a VAT (Vodka & Tonic). Unfortunately, unlike Making Tax Digital for VAT, Arthur Daley’s favourite tipple will not be compulsory from 2019 (for those above the VAT threshold).
February 20, 2018

Setting your Lock Dates and why you should use them

When you come to the end of your financial year and are due to hand your accounts data over to your accountant, you may wonder what is the best way to assist them in their work.
December 19, 2017

Do your employees need a little motivation? EMI share options.

The EMI is an HMRC approved share option plan which is targeted at SME UK businesses to help them recruit and keep their best staff. The scheme is adopted by many UK companies, the main benefit of which is the tax benefits it can provide to its employees and the companies providing the option.
December 15, 2017

Posting expenses using Receipt Bank

Do you find yourself frantically searching at the end of the month for your expenses? Would you rather keep on top of them as they arise? With our assistance and the assistance of our Receipt Bank business partner you can maintain an up-to-date expense report, making the reimbursement procedure effortless and guarantee nothing is missed.
December 13, 2017

Allocation of Personal Allowance

As it is generally known, the Personal Allowance (“PA”) can be offset in the most beneficial manner for the taxpayer. In the past, this followed a fairly rigid structure, i.e. you allocated the PA first to the non-savings income, followed by the savings income and finally against the dividend income.
November 30, 2017

The pace of technology is leaving us all behind

A few months ago our eldest son went to University. (We think he’s doing okay, thanks for asking, but we generally work on the basis that no news is good news.) However, since he left there has been a running debate with me and Mrs Wallace as to whether he needs a TV license.
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