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.

February 09, 2011

Are stealth taxes back?

One reputation that the last Government had was for so called ‘stealth’ taxes.  Increases in taxes that weren’t really announced, weren’t really obvious.  It was a continual criticism from the Conservatives of Gordon Brown and the Labour party.
February 01, 2011

Taxing times ahead!

As you might have heard, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has produced a report which analyses the impact of the forthcoming tax changes on the country.  Some interesting facts and statistics are: 1. There are some 30 million taxpayer in the UK today. 2.
January 19, 2011

5 case studies to kick off 2011!

Hello again, dear reader.  I fear I have been neglecting you, but I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that 2011 will be a good year for both of us.  It has certainly started in a hectic and positive manner, as some of the case studies mentioned below will hopefully demonstrate.
December 15, 2010

Flu jab anyone?

Readers of this blog may remember that last year I gave details of what the taxman thinks of the tax implications of various Christmas traditions at work such as office Christmas parties and employers giving gifts.
November 05, 2010

More issues, more solutions….

Hello again, dear reader.  Life continues to be busy at Barnes Roffe; here is a sample of some of the matters that have been dealt with:- Case 1 A client has an external consultant, who operates via a personal service company.
October 18, 2010

A potential disaster!

I fear I have been neglecting you dear reader.  I have had a busy time since I last wrote to you, as I have had international and assorted UK conferences to attend.
September 17, 2010

A case study a day, keeps the taxman at bay

Another busy week, dear reader.  Here is a taster of some the things that have been occurring in my world:- Case 1 A complex reorganisation of a client company, coupled with the proposed acquisition of large and expensive commercial property continues to make (albeit slow) progress.
September 15, 2010

Sorry seems to be the hardest word…

So sang Elton John and so, it seems, Dave Hartnett agreed.
September 10, 2010

I’m back… with more case studies

It is a couple of weeks since I last wrote, dear reader, and I apologise for neglecting you.  Here is a taster of the many things that have been occurring in my world:- Case 1 A good deal of time has had to be spent dealing with a contentious matter being litigated by HMRC.
September 07, 2010

What a debacle!

It seems these days that tax is never out of the news. The biggest story currently being discussed is that around six million people will shortly be receiving a letter from HMRC regarding PAYE (“Pay As You Earn” tax), the system by which HMRC collects tax from employees.
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