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.

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.
August 20, 2010

More case studies!

Hello again, dear reader.  Here’s another week’s activity for your reading pleasure:- Case 1 A new client wants to reorganise a collection of companies, some of which are constituted in a formal group structure, and some of which are not.
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.
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