Back to the old chestnut . Do blatant electioneering policy statements win votes or do the punters get turned off at the thought of being bribed ? Worse still, is it illegal under the Bribery Act ? Would you advise a client to vote Labour in order to reduce their business rates ?
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.
Well then, a deal done late at night , and the first 6% is out of the door . Some people are grumbling about the paltry return but the remit was to save the economy and get back the initial outlay to the taxpayer . Make no mistake, the collapse of Lloyds would have screwed things up royally .
I have been looking closely at my post , both at home and work over recent months .
Like many visitors to AWeb I am trying my utmost to avoid falling victim to the dreaded middle age spread . I am not exactly sure why this is such an obsession , but that's the way it is with 40 somethings.
Once again UKIP steals the headlines by stepping where angels fear to tread. Taking the matter down to a lower level than the board room I remember the early years of my business where around 3/4 of the staff were female. Several years later the trend had reversed itself .
As some of you may know I am active in my local community especially on the issue of community safety and crime (prevention and detection, that is) .
I have just emerged from my money laundering audit , which wasn't a problem in itself, but opened my eyes a wee bit more to how the rules are arrived at and policed. This was followed by a request from the bank to one my charities for an update of identities for "know your client".
So the CIPd have found that 3 - 4% of contracts are zero hours. Nice catchy headline but perhaps this is progress and without such contracts these workers would have zero prospects at all.
We hear lots about credit unions, which are aimed at individuals and involve small sums.
Well, here I am back from a week's holiday , feet securely tucked under the desk and beavering away to dealing with email. Only around 150 of the critters , of which 3/4 are requiring my attention.