Last week we read in the news that the ranks of the self employed have swelled as a result of changes to benefits. How true this cause and effect really is I don't know but it is not an unreasonable hypothesis.
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.
It's been easier to switch bank for soem time now and today's report says over 600,000 of us have done it.
The argument in favour is that he is a well educated, experienced in dealing with people, well presented and articulate. The counter-argument is that the more we see of him the more we wonder why his judgment is increasingly suspect.
I don't know if you have ever experienced a bailiff armed with a court order at your door or perhaps been called in a panic by a client in such a situation but it's not something you ever forget.
This week we've heard about bringing back Dads Army style bank managers of the Captain Mainwaring ilk.
According to today's news the government is actually on target to reduce the housing benefit bill through it's so called "bedroom tax" .
Enjoyable stuff and Mr Farage certainly came across as more passionate but he is something of a showman . Mr Clegg appears more calm , collected and statesman-like .
Damned if you do and damned if you don't . Poor George Osborne. The biggest gripe of retirees with pensions is how they are being well and truly mugged by having to purchase a duff annuity. so what does he do ? He addresses the problem directly and gets pilloried for it.
Just about the only clever thing Gordon Brown (remember him ? ) did was to depoliticise interest rate setting by handing the job to the Bank of England. And it worked and nobody has squealed about it.
I am attempting to invest in an EIS , after all one has to provide for one's own pension as the professional managers and the government aren't up to doing it adequately.