I was interested in LLPs - or rather the lack of them in most small accountancy practices. I am seeing a potential new client later this week who has approached us because we have some experience with LLPs. Not a lot, I'll confess, but evidently more than most local firms.
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.
Or indeed any Hilton hotel.
I have heard of all sorts of investment schemes in my time, but talking to a client today I heard a new one that I thought I should share with the AccountingWEB readership.
According to my client, who looks like he ought to know, there's money to be made in .... tractors!
I have known clients do some pretty daft things, but just recently a couple have actually made a success of what looked like pretty harebrained schemes.
... pretty hectic down here. Not only are the roads and lanes around here about to get gridlocked with Glastonbury Festival traffic, that annual prelude to the summer holiday chaos we all enjoy in the West Country, but we've entered headless chicken season.
Back at my desk after a week in Spain with Mrs P booked at the very last minute - let's just say one of us forgot to renew their passport so we couldn't book anything until the very last minute ...
I like the sound of HMRC's proposed VAT amnesty. We could well have a few candidates.
OK, I exaggerate a little - but they're getting me all hot and bothered.
I'll tell you what I know - every day I get the feeling that I know less and less about more and more!
First it was benchmarking. Apparently, said people like 2020 and AVN, clients are crying out for it!