Looking at my work in progress report the other day, I had one of those "there must be a better way" moments.
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 rather, when isn't First Class good enough?
They're all at it, and it's driven me mad.
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.
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.
Another dose of George's marvellous medicine this week. I suspect I'll need more than a spoonful of sugar to digest it!
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.
I see HMRC has launched yet another campaign to encourage a specific group of (non-)taxpayers to come clean.
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."