It's always tough getting Mr Bloggs to provide information for the usual 50 unreconciled bank items. 99% of them will be business expenses, but I'm not sure what most of them are for. He's had a list of queries for the past month and although he told me he's been working on them I've not had anything from him.
This year apparently all the subbies are gravely ill, he's been in a minor car crash etc,etc. Last year another set of fantastic reasons, but who cares.
I've told him I don't want to have a nervous breakdown and will not do everything at the last minute as 50% of other clients want me to do the same thing. I'm going to send an email at the end of this week discussing the penalties from Co HO and HMRC and saying I'm not responsible if he's late, as he must also take responsibility. And after that I will turn to clients who have been good enough to send me stuff in good time.
What is your method for dealing with this typical behaviour? (No - I can't afford to sack him).