Like most practices, we are seeing an increasing number of clients with solvency problems. What we haven't fully worked through yet are the tax and accounting consequences of business recovery.
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.
Practice management - it's all about management. The trouble is, we were never trained to manage when we did our professional exams, and there's a serious shortage of practical practice management courses on the CPD circuit.
Well, not MY religion personally, but apparently there are some people who can use this as a legitimate reason not to file their P35 online next year.
According to my post today, Royal Mail is, and I quote the text franked on the envelope before me, "celebrating 50 years of postcodes 1959-2009".
But am I minded to join the postal festivities?
At this time of the month I'm busy finishing off last month's bills, so the last thing I need is hassle from clients and HMR&C.
Is HMR&C in cahoots with Royal Mail? If my post today is anything to go by they must be.
They say that women can multi-task and men can only do one thing at a time. I'm not sure about that. I certainly fit in the stereotype, I like to do one thing at a time, finish it and get on to the next job.
Browsing the AccountingWEB blogs it looks like the beancounters are staying true to their calling and doing everything by numbers!
Have you read the "Paying tax by Direct Debit" notes that are enclosed with self-assessment statements these days? Well I certainly hadn't, and the section on "The Budget Payment Plan" was certainly news to me.
The drive home last night was the best ever. I laughed so much I nearly had to pull over when my glasses steamed up! The source of my merriment? The hilarious report on biscuit injuries featured on Radio 5.