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.

May 01, 2013

George’s big plan to get us investing in the future

It’s not often that the powers that be see fit to give companies a generous tax break, but it sometimes happens. Announced last year and in effect January 2013-15 all companies can now purchase £250,000 of business assets for use in the business, and receive full tax relief that year.
April 25, 2013

Don’t let the pace of technology outrun your data protection policies

The recent news of the death of Margaret Thatcher brought back to mind my memories of her election to parliament.  As a schoolboy (I am 45 years old now) it was clearly a historical event.
April 02, 2013

Financial Statements – Business Reviews – they needn’t be a chore

The purpose of the Business Review (‘Review’) is to add further substance to a company’s financial statements and inform the users of those financial statements about the events that have happened during the company’s financial year just gone and to inform the stakeholders of the company about future prospects – you could say that the. . .
March 21, 2013

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think…

Senior Partner’s (b)log – Star-Date 21 March 2013 Dear reader  write this Blog after having heard the Chancellor’s Budget speech and after having digested some of the detailed that has been published by HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs.
March 19, 2013

Crooked tax advisors beware!

A change in the law will mean that from 1 April, civil penalties for persons who act dishonestly with a view to bringing about a tax loss while acting as a tax agent will be brought into effect. Penalties from a £5,000 minimum to £50,000 maximum can be applied.
March 14, 2013

Don’t be Paranoid about saving tax!

Despite all the “bad press” for multinational companies and high profile individuals in recent months, the fact remains that every individual in the UK has the right to certain tax exemptions and allowances which will help reduce their individual tax bills and in my opinion each one of us should take full advantage of these!. . .
March 11, 2013

A simple – but powerful tool

I was reminded recently how useful the ‘back to basics’ break-even model is – as a tool to assist in the understanding of a business’s underlying performance and profitability.
February 27, 2013

Case study: incorporation of an unincorporated property business

Senior Partner’s (b)log – Star-Date 27 February 2013 Hello again, dear reader.  I have neglected you, for which I apologise.  I have been persuaded to return to print to reveal some of the interesting matters that have been occupying my time of late.
February 22, 2013

Can an employer be held responsible for its employees’ actions?

The recent case of Vaickuviene and others v J Sainsbury Plc shows that employers must be aware of how their employees are behaving and if necessary take strong action to safeguard employee safety. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 prohibits the pursuit of a “course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another”.
February 21, 2013

Too much information!

A new client recently asked me if there was any way that they could disclose less information in their accounts.  All limited companies in the UK are required to file their accounts at Companies House annually.  Once filed, upon payment of a very small fee or subscription, those accounts are available for anyoneto see.
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