Topical Tips

We believe we are more than just your average accountancy firm. Our goal at Barnes Roffe is to engage our clients through a proactive relationship, which provides you with the resources and tools you need to enable you to take charge of your finances with confidence.Tax news, audit news and any new accounting news ... with the help of our topical tips, you can enjoy the benefit of being regularly informed of up to date accounting news updates which are most likely to be relevant to you and your business.So why not offer your business more. Take a look at our latest topical tips and see how they can help you.PLEASE NOTE: The Archive is a historical resource and by the very nature of these tips the details of tax law might have changed since they were published, so contact your Barnes Roffe partner before acting on any matter contained in these tips.

November 07, 2012

TT181: High Income Child Benefit Charge

The Government has introduced a new and controversial charge which effectively claws back child benefit – called the “High Income Child Benefit Charge”. This will apply from the current tax year 2012/13, coming into effect from 7 January 2013.
October 07, 2012

TT180: Find Out What Real Firms Think of the Economic Outlook

In the real world where our clients live, away from bankers and pundits but where services and goods are bought and sold, confidence in the immediate future is falling, at least according to our latest client survey. But there is one bright spot.
October 01, 2012

TT179: Audit Threshold Changes

Audit threshold changes There have been recent changes to audit exemption thresholds for limited companies and LLPs. The changes apply to financial years ending on or after 1 October 2012.
August 07, 2012

TT178: M-commerce: the Buzzword of 2012

So you thought you were up to date with your e-commerce website? Think again! The latest focus for major retailers is m-commerce with huge growth – akin to the early days of e-commerce – predicted for 2012 in this market.
June 07, 2012

TT177: Could you access your key software if your supplier failed?

The pace of technological development seems to speed up every day. Many businesses are reliant upon the ongoing development and support of key software applications to third party suppliers. This is not only for software installed in the business premises, but for hosted solutions, often cloud or web based.
May 14, 2012

TT176: How the EU Cookie Directive affects your website

What is a cookie, in the context of the internet? A cookie is a small file stored by your internet browser software that records details of your use of a particular website.
May 07, 2012

TT175: Is it getting any better out there?

The answer according to Barnes Roffe’s Voice – and whisper it carefully – is yes. Business confidence is rising, even if only slightly. Our second Voice survey, a measure of sentiment from polling more than 1,000 small and medium businesses in Greater London and the Home Counties, suggests the worst could be over.
March 23, 2012

TT174: Tax Refund on Smartphones

Following a change of opinion by HMRC, BlackBerrys, iPhones and other similar multimedia-equipped devices (known collectively as “smartphones”) are no longer viewed as taxable benefits in kind.
February 25, 2012

TT173: Changes To Capital Allowances

Businesses can get annual investment allowances at 100% in respect of plant and machinery acquisitions and currently the financial limit (subject to adjustments for certain related entities) is £100,000 per annum, having increased from £50,000 per annum on 1st April 2010 (all references to 1st April are in respect of corporates and should be read. . .
February 23, 2012

TT172: What to expect for 2012

2012 has begun in earnest! Following the publication of the “Barnes Roffe Voice” survey results last month, we have tailored our upcoming Topical Tips to reflect the trends and expectations for 2012.
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