It seems like every man and his dog has an opinion on dealing with the deficit and condemning austerity . Do you have what it takes to sternly admonish a client about the results of excess and how to pull in the belt ?
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.
The relentless march of technology hammers in yet another nail in the coffin of British tradition. Gone is annual ritual of fiddling around at the dge of your windscreen at an angle that either twists your neck or your back , or for unfortunate souls like me , both of them .
Round here we're been treated to the spectacle of shiny orange bikes under the control of riders in smart new ornage-ish uniforms. They wobble their way through the streets heavily laden with items of business post all day long and even after dark .
Mrs Younger returned from a trip to Australia with a friend this week. It seems they had got their passports swapped and nobody in 4 airports noticed , not even our shiny hi-tech Terminal 5 at Heathrow .
Now we've heard it from the Bank of England that "zombie" companies are a drain on capital . So what should you advise a client that is running a zombie firm ? After all, it may well be "their baby" and is most likely providing them with an income .
The current economic climate is making it hard for graduates to find jobs , even those with "proper" degrees . Perhaps it's time to step back and ask whether a degree is actually relevant for a career .
Here we go again . House prices are rising and everybody is getting into a lather . This time however it's a wee bit different becasue it seems to be "worse" in London.
Well, we've had our money laundering audit and the dreaded letter arrived a couple of weeks ago . I suppose it is a bit like a health inspector in a restaurant , they'll always find something that is not quite to their satisfaction.
Once again I listened to a radio program about rising energy costs.
It's impossible to escape reports of wasted food , every few months . When I was a wee boy in the 1970s there was no such thing, because our parents and grandparents came from a generation that knew about shortages , hunger and the value of last week's bread.