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.

November 11, 2013

Using the prompt payment code

I was listening to Radio 5 recently when the debate changed, unexpectedly, to The Prompt Payment Code. During the ensuing discussion the startling statistic of £30 billion being overdue to small companies by big business was highlighted.
October 24, 2013

Sage 50 Accounts – Selected tips and tricks

Many of our clients use Sage 50 Accounts to maintain their accounting records. Sage has been around for a long time and has added a lot of features over the years, which may not be familiar to many users.
October 21, 2013

We’ve found a witch

We must be used by now to stories in the media highlighting the apparent shenanigans that companies get up to in their efforts to pay less tax.  Much of this may be justified but I wonder if things are going too far.
August 19, 2013

Cloud based (on-line) accounting systems

The age of cloud based systems has come upon us. But what is a cloud based accounting system and how can it help you? What is a Cloud Based Accounting System? These are online accounting systems, not desktop accounting systems like Excel, SAGE or Quickbooks.
August 16, 2013

Real Time Information (RTI) – Extension Update

Three months into the compulsory requirement of reporting PAYE information in real time, HMRC have announced the temporary relaxation of RTI reporting rules for small businesses will be extended from October 2013 until April 2014.
August 14, 2013

Directors’ Question Time

Just a short note to say that we have an exciting new event coming up at the East London Office next month. Directors’ Question Time will adopt a similar format to the BBC ‘Question Time’ – but without the politics – and focusing on business.
August 12, 2013

Planning for progress

This month the Wallace family, with dog, less cat, jumped into the car and headed north to Scotland for our summer holiday.
August 01, 2013

Tax Avoidance? Surely not!

Anyone following stories about tax in the media will be well aware of the criticism being handed out by politicians to big business for not paying ‘enough tax’.  Some firms produce accounts which show large accounting profits but seem to pay little or no tax.
July 24, 2013

Summer’s here and the time is RTIght…

Part and parcel of our job is managing the audit timetable around the needs and requirements of our clients – and I’m happy to say the breadth of our team here at Barnes Roffe means that we are nearly always able to accommodate.
July 15, 2013

Strangely familiar?

Some of the following may seem strangely familiar:- • A shambolic budget; • rises in indirect taxes; • rises in petrol duties; • arguments over the top rate of income tax; • National Health charging causing ministerial tension whilst defence spending is increased; • seemingly pointless or even harmful tinkering with capital allowances for business;. . .
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