I thought it was 1st April when I read today's Telegraph but after checking the date a shiver ran down my spine. The "government" , whatever and whoever that is in reality, has decided that the terms "husband" and "wife" can be applied to either gender .
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.
Yesterday a long standing and value member of staff met HRH Prince of Wales as one of his guests at an event attended by around a thousand people. Much to her surprise the heir to the throne came up to her and asked where she worked and what the firm did.
I am a very fortunate commuter. It takes me 3 minutes and 35 seconds to get from breakfast to my desk at work. No. I don't work form home in a large mansion, I am fortunate enough to work around a few corners from home .
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 .
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 ?