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 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.
February 08, 2013

Auto Enrolment – what does it mean for you?

With the government’s plan to get 11m more people saving towards retirement now in full swing, what does this mean for the 1.2m smaller businesses across the UK? The process, which started with employers of over 120,000 staff in October 2012, will affect all businesses which employ “jobholders”, no matter how few.
January 18, 2013

Real Time Information (RTI)

Most employers will need to report under Real Time Information from April 2013.  Ultimately this will prevent fraudulent delaying of PAYE payments as firms who ‘forget’ to pay their PAYE will now need to declare what PAYE should have been deducted.
January 16, 2013

Just what IS tax avoidance?

Imagine that you’re a businessman, your business is in Near Town but you fancy a trip to do business in Farsville.  You’re not sure how to get there so you see an advisor who tells you there are three different roads; a coastal one, an inland one and one through tunnels in the mountains.
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