I recently joined millions of good citizens and submitted my tax return. On it was a 5 figure sum for gift aid, something normally done through my company, but this year was done partly in my own name. Very nice , I hear you say. Indeed so.
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.
I've said it once and I'll say it again. PeopleGB aren't interested in the Olympics.
I am neither for or against our chancellor as a person or in a political sense. It seems like people are jumping on the bandwagon to criticise him because he hasn't ended the Eurocrisis or got rid of all the private and public debt that is gunging up our financial system.
So the news is that markets in Eurozone have pushed up the rate of borrowing for Spain to 7% . I understand that it is many times the rate in other places and that a higher the rate of interest treflects a greater risk. But surely if you really expect a default it has to be way above that ?
Each day a new headline or report about "the rich" and tax avoidance schemes.
A couple of days ago I heard a radio report that many Olympic events are not as oversubscribed as we were led to believe they were, culminating in free tickets being given away like confetti.
If you fancy some good old fashioned entertainment listen to the grilling of the boss of G4S over the Olympic staffing scandal.
Earlier this week the factory next to my warehouse burnt down and the flames stopped 20 feet from my door . It got me thinking . Let's say we went up in smoke and let's say we submitted a claim . How long would it take to get even an interim payment ?
Yesterday as I watched the M6 Toll Megabus spectacle my business partner waved up electronic cigarette and siad nonchalantly "it was one of these" . Today he walked in with an electronic cigar , much to my amusement.
So let's look at the headlines : Hester forgoes bonus - such selflessness , Diamond won't resign - usually a resignation follows a refusal to quit but as the top man being paid a top salary he must be deluded to cling to power , bankers need a change in ethos says Mervyn King - but it only works