Practitioner's Diary

Life is tough on the front line of accountancy. For more than five years, our intrepid correspondent has been bringing us news and views from a typical West Country practice.

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Sep
04
1

I have been impressed with the start of AccountingWEB's new Mentoring Project, but as I have just

Aug
22
10

... I thought, from the top of the office step ladder, while I replaced a couple of fluorescent tubes.

Then I remembered - it's because I'm in charge around here!

Apparently that means that I'm the only one who can:

Aug
14
1

It's that time of year. Or maybe it's post-Olympics euphoria. It's also getting warmer down in the West Country.

Aug
08
2

I suppose every practice has clients who phone up every other day and generally make a nuisance of themselves, and others who never call at all. Makes for an interesting balance!

Aug
07
7

I am sure I have moaned about this before, but just why do HMRC people bother to phone us?

Aug
05
6

That's what it feels like when I'm trying to organise our clients.

Jul
29

If you thought the surprise late P35 penalty notice was a thing of the past - think again.

Jul
25
2

For reasons I haven't been able to work out, the hot topic on the phone this week is company cars.

Jul
24
7

After the latest morality vs tax avoidance pronouncement by a Government minister I fear that I, and small businesses like mine, are going to be the next targets.

Jul
17
3

There are times when being a general practitioner feels a bit like being a medical GP. Our surgery is always open to patients (sorry, I mean clients) and boy do they like to bring us their problems!

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