I'm asking this on behalf of a friend - yes really !
We have received an invitation from a local sports team to go along to an event to join Pro Biz. It says free membership but i've read elsewhere it can be £300 a month.
The writing is on the wall for accountancy practices, whatever size up and down the country.
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Last week, I engaged a visiting tradesman in the standard patter. "Yes, I work from home," I said, "and I do tax for small businesses." Pause.
I am hoping the phone will ring very shortly with my first new tax client.
Partners at Ernst & Young took home an average of £663,000 last year after fraud investigations and banking regulation helped boost the firm's turnover.
I know we are all waiting for the wonderful day that we can file accounts/CT600 for limited companies with post 31/3/11 year ends.
It's 'tough going' in our area, and now, a lot of small businesses that have been holding on, hoping for recovery, are now really struggling and giving up.
A recent incident has made me re-examine my terms & conditions, and my quotes.