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.

April 10, 2017

Brexit – some points for consideration

The U.K. has embarked on its most significant, bold journey in the last two decades – and now it is full steam ahead. The decision to leave the European Union will affect everyone, interactions with companies and government alike.
March 31, 2017

The embarrassing National Insurance U-Turn

Just a week after the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in his first budget that the National Insurance contributions for the self-employed would go up by 2% by 2019, the Government made a U-turn and scrapped plans to increase this proposed hike.
March 30, 2017

Company and Audit Size Limits – Will demand for audit decrease?

Back in 2015 the Companies Act incorporated the new EU Accounting Directive meaning company size limits saw a much needed increase as have the audit thresholds which were increased to be the same as the company size limits.
January 05, 2017

Modern Slavery – How Secure is your Supply Chain?

At a recent client meeting, I was asked about the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) and what disclosure requirements the company would need to adhere to.
December 01, 2016

The future of Information Technology in professional services

The future of IT in professional services is clear. It is based on four concepts: Engagement in technology – clients will want to be brought into our technological systems to allow them access to their own data and to join in the processes (e.g. providing information on their tax returns).
November 22, 2016

100% Capital Allowances on Cars?

Capital Allowances and 100% deductions under the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) have been with us for some time now and whilst you can claim AIA on most items of plant and machinery, AIA isn’t available on cars.
November 21, 2016

The Autumn Statement – an end to tightening of the purse-strings?

This week will see Philip Hammond give his first Autumn Statement to Parliament since taking over the reins at the Treasury from George Osborne, when Theresa May became Prime Minister.
November 03, 2016

The Robots are Coming!

I’ve been noticing more and more articles about how many of us are soon to be replaced by robots. A recent study by Oxford University suggests that 35% of jobs in the UK are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.
November 02, 2016

Are the wealthy taxed enough?

I was surprised to read in today’s paper that one third of the UK’s most wealthy people are under tax investigation at the present time!  A specialist unit of HMRC looks after 6,500 of these people (who have assets in excess of £20m each) and most inquiries concern the complexity of legislation, as opposed to. . .
October 27, 2016

Cycle to Work Scheme

Now that the Olympics are all over and given the fantastic success team GB had in the Velodrome I thought I would get back on my bike after a rather long hiatus. Unfortunately the long lay off had not been too kind on my bike so it got me thinking about purchasing a new one.
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