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 03, 2017

Inheritance Tax

As Benjamin Franklin said, the only things certain in life are death and taxes, and unfortunately inheritance tax brings both together! Inheritance tax (IHT) is a tax levied on the transfer of an individual’s estate on his/her death to non-exempt beneficiaries.
November 02, 2017

VAT on Entertainment

Whilst preparing VAT Returns for our clients, we know that understanding the rules around VAT is important for those running VAT registered businesses in the UK. It can be challenging as there are many guidelines to operate within.
November 01, 2017

Operating Leases – all change in the future?

For companies that have adopted IFRS, the next major challenge for many will be IFRS 16: Leases. This will apply for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019, with early adoption permitted.
September 15, 2017

HM Revenue & Customs – what to expect and what is expected

HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and have one vital purpose – to collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.
September 15, 2017

Barnes Roffe at Samkarya 2017

Barnes Roffe were delighted to support Samkarya 2017, an evening of Indian dance and music sponsored by our client London Digital Movie and Television Studios Limited.
September 11, 2017

Making Tax Digital: Government delays introduction but Cloud based systems are the future

The government recently announced that the start date for the digitalisation of the UK tax system will be introduced more gradually than originally planned.
August 07, 2017

Tax codes used by Xero, Sage and QuickBooks accounting softwares

We are finding an increase in the use of cloud accounting software and there are occasions when a business will make the transition from one software to another.
August 07, 2017

Electric Cars – Make hay while the sun shines?

The government has just announced its commitment to ban the sale of diesel and petrol-powered cars by 2040.
July 26, 2017

Apprenticeship Levy and non-levy paying employers

As you will no doubt be aware (you did read our May 2017 topical tip email, didn’t you?!) the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced on 6 April 2017 and employers with over £3m annual payroll are paying into their Digital Apprenticeship Account.
July 26, 2017

Wills and trusts – do you trust in a Will?

Recently I have been asked to act as executor to several clients and family members. Also, as Barnes Roffe is now licensed to provide Probate Services, I have been involved in obtaining probate for a late client.
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