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.

August 18, 2010

Bolt from the blue!

Those with even a passing interest in athletics will have heard of Usain Bolt, currently the fastest man in the world.  However, fast as he is, he isn’t fast enough to escape the taxman in the UK.
August 13, 2010

Another week, another flurry of activity

Hello again, dear reader.  Another week, another flurry of activity, as follows:- Case 1 A visit to a professional partnership in Surrey, much marred by horrific traffic on the M25 (there and back!).
August 06, 2010

A Flurry of Activity

Case 1 An early morning dash to Central London to see a new client recommended by a solicitor friend. It’s a newly formed company, which is the UK subsidiary of a reasonably large offshore parent.
July 30, 2010

This Week’s Challenges

Hello again, dear reader.  Here’s a taster of the challenges that faced me upon my return from a restful time in sunny Provence:- Case 1 A client wants to implement a tax-efficient share option arrangement for a key employee.
July 29, 2010

Death and taxes

A bizarre story emerged recently, one which is so hard to believe it had me checking the diary to see if it was April 1.
July 18, 2010

Another Exciting Week

Another exciting week – almost as exciting as watching the England football team achieving morale-boosting draws against far superior opposition.  Clearly, we are on a roll.
July 02, 2010

What tangled webs we weave

Another exciting week, but a very short one because of my impending summer holiday.  However, still time for some interesting Case Studies:- Case 1 A family trust, of which I am a trustee, has undertaken a property development activity as a joint venture with the building contractors (of which there are two!).
June 25, 2010

A Bunch of Interesting Case Studies

Case 1 A meeting with young, dynamic entrepreneurs who operate in an IT orientated activity. Their turn-over has grown rapidly and now exceeds the threshold for requiring an audit – an issue not noticed by their existing unqualified accountant.
June 11, 2010

What a Week!

Phew, what a week!  Six difficult client matters handled, plus the usual admin and management issues. Here’s a taster of the sort of work undertaken:- Client 1 A profitable private company owned by “mother and father”, now quite elderly and infirm, but being driven forward by two sons who do not really get on.
June 09, 2010

Capital Gains Tax to change (again)?

We all know that tax rises are on the way but what and where?  One area now being looked at is Capital Gains.  There is talk of a reduction in the tax free allowance from its current £10,100 to just £2,000.
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