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.

Latest posts
May
02
5

A month into RTI and it seems far too quiet out there in client-land. I don't recall getting a single query about it either before or after 5 April, although I'm sure my tax team probably did a bit of hand holding.

Apr
22
3

Looking at my work in progress report the other day, I had one of those "there must be a better way" moments.

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.

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