No doubt you have paperless banking , at least for your private affairs , as do I . I have been scratching my head for some time as to why I receive a plethora of paper correspondence from my bank .
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.
So the Dale Cregan trial is over and we learn that the cost of the daily performance to travel 25 miles along the M61 was £5m. The reason given is that the nick at Preston isn't secure enough but presumably the Crown court is ?
So our old friend the RBS is back in the news for the wrong reasons . Everybody is working up a lather over the circumstances over Mr Hester's departure and that has triggered a debate as to whether it signals that privatisation is firmly on the radar.
What a wonderful expression "the client from hell" . Invariably somebody who wants your undivided attention 24/7 without paying for the privilege. You can't simply tell them to get lost because they'll bad mouth you at the golf club.
I had the privilege of spending a lot of time on the M6 & M1 on Wednesday and Thursday . The traffic was so heavy I got to Accountex at London and back in under a tank ! It simply wasn't possibly to get *above* 70 .
HMRC have gone after firms that take on interns without pay and claiming a breach of minimum wage. The only reason HMRC are managing to get away with it is because these young people have fixed hours, so it seems that the issue is not one of principle but one of technicality .
One of the best rules for life is "don't get involved in other people's arguments". So what does our government want to do ?
The horrific events in Woolwich have led to the inevitable statements about the lack of resources to track everybody that hits the radar of MI5 . Fair enough .
It's that time of the year again , when M & S explains that although clothing sales have fallen food is up blah blah blah . But the issue here is not really about Marks and Spencer , it's a conundrum that faces many of your clients - the squeezed middle .
Earlier this month the bigwigs from the Co-op bank were trumpeting about how their bank was in fine fettle and today it seems the viability of the bank is being called into question. So, how does a leader in "ethical banking" explain the sudden deterioration of fortune ?