So our dear old friends at the Co-op have failed th ebanking stress test http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30491161 . To be honest I think most households and quite a few businesses in the country would buckle under the strain.
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
Some of the headlines about our impending weather are corkers . I don't know about you but I find our ongoing fascination with the weather a great conversation opener and ice breaker for tricky encounters.
Fixed fees - a bit like Marmite, you either love them or hate them .
Have you ever tried it on a fellow professional , like a solicitor or an architect ? How does it feel to be on the other side of the fence ?
Last week that venerable old institution now known as Royal Mail plc told us how it was fretting over the threat from everybody's favourite but most maligned online retailer, Amazon.
This was because it announced an intention to compete with the Queen's business
Zero hours contracts have had a bad press of late , exacerbated when chumps like Red Ed use it as a slogan to attempt to appear electable. Recently somebody came to my employment charity to ask for my advice.
All the exposure we've had to the woes of Tesco and the hundreds of millions lost by Warren Buffett on this share , has made me wonder how rare guys like him are ?
So once again employees fail to understand that they are biting the hand that feeds them . But the answer is in the small print isn't it.....it is all down to an interpretation of the EU Working Time Directive .Surprise , surprise .
Yesterday various parts of the NHS went on strike . Take the RCM by way of example , their website trumpeting the 82% in favour https://www.rcm.org.uk/content/pay-results-you-voted-yes .
My monthly copy of the ACCA's rag dropped on to my desk this week and as usual I eagerly ripped open the packaging and feasted my eyes upon the content.
Recent trip to the dealer for my Abarth500c was for a warranty claim . It was rejected it so I opened up the handbook , poured a single malt and started dissecting it . It was only a £50 claim but it is the principle that counts . This is what they call a "dealer" warranty for year 3 .