I have for a long time resisted the upgrade from £5 phone to smartphone . The thought of being "on call" from all fronts all the time just did not appeal to me
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.
What is the job of a tax collection agency ?
Is it to collect all the money owed in a fair and equitable manner or is it to take a view on where it should concentrate its resources and go for the low-hanging fruit?
Does anybody actually know the answer ?
I have long advocated both the above , and whilst the former is something most experts deem necessary there is a lot of debate over the impact of the latter
Last week I went to the bank to make a CHAPS transfer from my business account to a solicitor client account. Unexciting and not too suspicious , neither was it my first trip to this branch to undertake the same type of transaction .
Here we go again , seeking out "the rich" , those with "wealth" and the millionaire and billionaire men and women of this planet .
No doubt most of you have seen this news item - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-30876360 , with the birthday court summons and chuckled .
Economists will have us believe that the sliding oil price is in effect a tax cut for consumers. After all it's something we cannot avoid (yes I know that isn't totally accurate but you get the gist of what I mean) so the money saved flows into the broader economy.
But does it ?
Now we're back behind our desks the 2015 Election has kicked off in earnest. I listened with incredulity to Andy Burnham failing to adequately handle the grilling on Radio 4 over Labour and the NHS
There's nothing like reaching for the milk chocolates when finances hit a brick wall . If I were holding shares in Thorntons I would probably have sick by now , several times .