Does anyone read email disclaimers?

http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/anyanswers/question/am-i-being-too-sensitive

Poses the question, so I thought I'd publish mine.

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carnmores's picture

very droll

carnmores | | Permalink

I expect that Freddie Mercury would look like your avatar now

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Made me laugh ...    1 thanks

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... as I make ready to absquatulate down to the pub with the petty cash!

IFPA    2 thanks

Mouse007 | | Permalink

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Been around a while, but still my favourite

jonbryce | | Permalink

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Payroll

Temwa | | Permalink

Hi all,

Just registered and even though I'm on maternity break (6 week old son), I'm thinking of what to do work wise.

Someone has just asked me to do their payroll for them and I said ok, but I'm not their agent and will be setting up my own company soon.

My question is how do I act for this person as they will need to be paid?? I mean this has all arisen because of the RTI hence they approached me.

Please, please any seasoned accountants out there advise as to what I need to do. All I know is that this person was under some agency and now they want to leave them.

 

Many thanks for your respeonses and advice/tips

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