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 26, 2019

Forex Turmoil

Forex uncertainty increases as the UK comes closer to its departure from the European Union.
March 26, 2019

All change for April – check your pay slip

Your April pay may look much the same as March’s, but it is worth giving your pay slip a closer look than usual next month. If you are an employee, your April pay slip is always worth checking, even if you pay little attention to the other eleven you receive over a year.
March 25, 2019

Twist again on buy-to-let

Buy-to-let investors will be hit by another tightening of the tax rules in April. When George Osborne announced in his summer 2015 Budget a variety of tax changes aimed at discouraging buy-to-let (BTL) investment, they came as a surprise.
March 25, 2019

The Spring Statement 2019

Whilst disaster and infighting appear to have gripped Westminster, and it’s hard to recall a time when our politics appears more desperate, one could be forgiven for forgetting that the British economy remains in strikingly good health.
March 22, 2019

Penalty notices delayed

HMRC has warned that self-assessment penalty notices for 2017/18 may not be issued until the end of April. The £100 penalties are normally issued in February.
March 21, 2019

The Brexit roundabout – no deal measures on VAT clarified

Despite Parliament voting against leaving the EU with no deal, this does not mean the risk of a no deal has entirely disappeared. Forward planning in these circumstances is both difficult and confusing for businesses attempting to keep on track. One of the key issues, for example, is around import VAT and tariffs.
March 18, 2019

Accounting for leases – 2019 update

This blog is relevant for those businesses preparing their accounts under International Financial Reporting Standards. Whilst the following does not apply to those businesses using UK accounting standards (e.g.
March 13, 2019

VAT – Distance selling thresholds

Does your company sell goods to customers in other countries within the EU? If it does, you need to be aware of distance selling thresholds. For EU sales, where the customer is a taxable person in another EU state the place of supply is deemed to be in that other state.
March 12, 2019

HMRC marriage allowance

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently gave a press release encouraging married couples and those in a civil partnership to sign up for the Marriage Allowance. More than 3.
March 11, 2019

Fake HMRC tax refunds

I am sure you have all heard this before, but it never hurts to be reminded of the scams targeted towards tax payers, asking for information regarding bank details to pay in tax refunds. HMRC have confirmed they will never send notifications by email about tax rebates or refunds.
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