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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Apr
18
4

Or rather, when isn't First Class good enough?

Apr
14
3

They're all at it, and it's driven me mad.

Apr
08
1

And suddenly loads of clients are either moving house or remortgaging. I can't remember the last time I received a request from a lender for an accountant's reference, but this month we seem to have received almost one a day.

Mar
24
2

Thanks for nothing - in a good way though! I can remember working the phone flat out for days after some Budgets, but not this year.

Mar
18

Another dose of George's marvellous medicine this week. I suspect I'll need more than a spoonful of sugar to digest it!

Mar
13

I thought that last daft PAYE code number was the winner. Until today!

Mar
12
6

I suppose I should just keep my head down and not say anything, but I am sure this is an issue for firms across the country.

Mar
08
2

I see HMRC has launched yet another campaign to encourage a specific group of (non-)taxpayers to come clean.

Mar
06
2

This coding notice has been circulating the office and creating quite a few laughs. It starts:

"You need a tax code so Jobcentre Plus can check your tax position when you come off Jobseeker's Allowance, or at 5 April 2013, whichever is sooner."

Mar
03
12

My recent posting on dressing up or down provoked quite a few comments.

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