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 05, 2019

Are you planning on moving to a new house? Are you ready for the new SDLT changes?

What is changing? From 1 March 2019 the period for filing and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) will be reduced from 30 days to 14 calendar days following the effective date of a real estate transaction.
February 25, 2019

The benefits of a dog in the workplace

Barnes Roffe have recently launched an Employee Assistance Programme called Care First to promote the mental health wellbeing of its employees. The Programme offers support and counselling to help with any personal and workplace issues.
February 23, 2019

Government to reassess impact of retrospective loan charges

The government will reassess its controversial proposed loans charge rules, which are intended to address disguised remuneration, typically via non-UK trusts or umbrella companies.
February 22, 2019

The value of a flexible employee benefits package

Employees are looking for more tailored benefits packages that will reward their loyalty to an organisation, as attitudes to careers and workplace benefits evolve.
February 21, 2019

Younger generations picking up the tax bill

The tax burden in the UK is shifting on to the younger generations, according to new research. Baby boomers paid £63 billion in income tax in the 2015/16 tax year, compared to a bill of £41.4 billion for millennials. However, baby boomers only paid 38.
February 20, 2019

Protecting the state pension for stay-at-home parents

An issue concerning how the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) can potentially affect stay-at-home parents has emerged. The HICBC claws back child benefit payments where either parent has income over £50,000 a year and removes the benefit entirely if either parent has income over £60,000.
February 19, 2019

Three things to watch out for in your VAT return

The risks of incomplete VAT filings have been highlighted by a recent victory for HMRC over an appeal. The appeal – made by Sacutia Healthcare Ltd (TC06844) – concerned the father of the company director, who claimed a defence based on carelessness.
February 18, 2019

Saving early for life after work

The pensions landscape has changed significantly in recent years, but this will probably have gone unnoticed for many people entering the workplace as the subject of pensions is rarely one that grabs their attention.
February 12, 2019

Tax Return deadline a problem for some people

Now that most firms of Accountants can breathe with the 31 January self-assessment deadline behind us, HMRC have announced the stats for this year.
February 05, 2019

Film Tax Relief

Overview Any film production company currently making a film may be eligible to claim Film Tax Relief (FTR). If your business operates in this field, it may be worth looking into.
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