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.

December 02, 2019

Don’t get caught short – the cost of paying tax in arrears

Nearly 700,000 individuals and firms have entered into tax payment plans after getting into arrears on their tax payments. Recent research backed up by HMRC data, showed that by the end of 2018/19 well over half a million companies and individuals were on ‘time to pay’ arrangements.
November 22, 2019

What price tax reliefs?

When you look at your annual tax statement, have you ever wondered about the overall cost of the tax reliefs you enjoy? HMRC has published its latest annual assessment of the cost of various tax reliefs, and there are some eye-opening numbers.
November 22, 2019

Protecting your Intellectual Property

With the UK being part of truly global economy, it is vital for businesses to consider their branding and product design, but they should also consider protecting these key assets by some form of intellectual property (“IP”) protection.
November 18, 2019

Going paper-free!

Are you tired of looking for old files and skimming through hundreds of sheets of paper trying to find a document? Do you wish it was easier to share your financial information with your accountant? Are you fed up of printing numerous emails and attachments in order to be filed away with your accounting records?. . .
November 13, 2019

Thinking of selling an investment property, which was once your home? You may want to do it sooner rather than later…………….!

If you have residential investment properties which you let out you are probably already aware of the tax changes targeted at you in recent years, like the restriction on relief for finance costs.
November 11, 2019

Fathers face parental leave discrimination

The world of work is increasingly changing to reflect the realities in which most families navigate around two working parents. But research shows that fathers taking shared parental leave (SPL) are facing workplace discrimination.
November 07, 2019

New thinking for Labour on taxes?

New proposals for reforming capital gains and income tax have been published by an influential think tank which could make their way into an election manifesto. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is “the UK’s pre-eminent progressive think tank”, according to its website.
November 04, 2019

It’s not me, it’s you: small businesses feedback to HMRC

A report from HMRC looking at why small businesses contact them directly, rather than online, throws a spotlight on some interesting interplay between practical and emotional factors at work when dealing with tax issues.
October 17, 2019


As the so called “Excel Champion” in our office I am a massive advocate of Excel and its many ways it makes processes more efficient.
October 08, 2019

What does it take to be a top 1% income tax payer?

A recent report looking at who pays the most income tax reveals some interesting findings. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published a briefing note in early August with a detailed answer to the question of what it takes to enter the 1% club.
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