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What are you doing now 31 Jan is past?

What are you doing now 31 Jan is past?

Didn't find your answer?

a kind of lull before the storm.

I've been compiling a list as I've gone along in Jan of things I need to do post Jan.

It stands at over 20 - whats on your list?

Edit: for some reason my list didnt get loaded on my blog - reloaded now. See 'The Final Straw' blog

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By qhas
14th Feb 2016 20:21

Twiddling my thumbs.,,,,
Waiting for next January.

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By MM Bookkeeping Services
14th Feb 2016 20:54

Steaming!

No not drinking!

Busy steam cleaning kitchen before putting up new blinds etc - and getting loads of china ready to send to auction.

Then getting my head round auto-enrolment and really should get letters of engagement sent out.

Plus soon be time to start sowing seeds in greenhouse so that garden is colourful in the summer.

In between all this I will have to find time to do clients books, payroll, vat etc and before we know it self-assessment time will be here again!

 

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By John Webb
15th Feb 2016 07:50

Billing!

During January (or for that matter December) no bills were sent ! (I trust my clients and so far they have all paid!)

32 done so far and about another 30 to go !

 

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By bernard michael
15th Feb 2016 09:56

Disengaging 5 clients who ignored 4 monthly reminders and failed to supply their SA information

These include 2 who turned up last week and were surprised when they were told they would be fined and expected me to mount appeals on the basis they had been too busy

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By cheekychappy
15th Feb 2016 09:57

As a profession, we don’t half make a song and dance about the 31st January deadline.

My list is simple and reads “business as usual”.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
15th Feb 2016 10:19

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Indeed Cheeky,  If 31st jan is such a cliff edge in your planning is poor.  I try my best to get an even spread of work all year.  

 

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By Glenn Martin
15th Feb 2016 10:36

A Big clear out.

Just cleared all the shite[***] out of office at home and returned what records I had for people.

The burner in the garden will also be busy, could do with Cheeky's son dropping by and sorting it.

I am still quite busy with normal commitments but will be making some time to finally doing some marketing ready for new tax year and getting social media stuff working.

I will also be putting in some time into my PM software to make sure I am getting everything I can out of it.

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By lionofludesch
15th Feb 2016 11:55

Companies

Just finalising two or three company jobs  which had been shifted to the back burner.  One AGM done, another in Spain on Sunday (no, I'm not going, I'll be in Batley), one more to be arranged.

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By cheekychappy
15th Feb 2016 11:59

In

lionofludesch wrote:

I'll be in Batley)

 

the Nash?

 

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By lionofludesch
15th Feb 2016 12:01

Sunday

cheekychappy wrote:

lionofludesch wrote:

I'll be in Batley)

the Nash?

 

Mount Unpleasant.

Weather permitting. Getting up that hill in the snow can be tricky.

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By lionofludesch
22nd Feb 2016 10:54

A bit draughty

lionofludesch wrote:

Mount Unpleasant.

Weather permitting. Getting up that hill in the snow can be tricky.

No snow but it was a bit draughty up there yesterday.

Horizontal rain or what ?

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By cheekychappy
15th Feb 2016 12:04

Bulldogs fan? Or am I thinking of a different area?

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By lionofludesch
15th Feb 2016 12:32

So close ......

cheekychappy wrote:

Bulldogs fan? 

The opposition.

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By AWEB Reader
15th Feb 2016 15:03

No change

Having retired 18 months ago January 31st now has no real meaning other than it's another month of rotten weather gone as I look forward to the summer. 

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By cheekychappy
15th Feb 2016 12:34

Got the area right. Only half a gold star this time.

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By lionofludesch
15th Feb 2016 15:46

Batley

cheekychappy wrote:

Got the area right. Only half a gold star this time.

I like Batley.  I've half a dozen mates who work there.  It's a nice place in high summer

Mid-February not so good, obviously.

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Man of Kent
By Kent accountant
15th Feb 2016 14:44

What is it with January 31st?

I get the impression that plenty see it as the final day of term, waiting for the gates to open and the holidays to begin.

January is like any other month - busy. The mix of work changes but the routine is the same, getting work done.

I'd be doing something wrong if it was time for navel gazing.

Holidays? Well its half term this week so will be spending some time with the family but still got plenty to do.

August is the time to take it easy for a few weeks.

 

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By SteveHa
15th Feb 2016 15:21

I'm into the tax planning strategies for 16/17 now (non-aggresive, non-reportable tax planning - but still has to be tailored to the individual client's needs).

When March hits, it will probably get very slow for a month, though.

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By cheekychappy
15th Feb 2016 15:52

Indeed.

Spent many a nights outs in Batley years ago. Start off at the Batley Nash, then onto the Batley Variety.

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By mrme89
15th Feb 2016 15:55

I lived in Batley for a

I lived in Batley for a couple of years. Batley Nash is still there, and does well.

Batley variety is now called Frontier. 

Don't forget Legends!

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By lionofludesch
16th Feb 2016 10:50

Union

mrme89 wrote:

I lived in Batley for a couple of years. Batley Nash is still there, and does well.

Batley variety is now called Frontier. 

Don't forget Legends!

The players like the Union Rooms on Hick Lane, near the splendidly named Batley Barless Fire Company.

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By marks
15th Feb 2016 23:47

tasks for me over the next couple of months

1. Get IRIS fully up and running so we are using automail, time and fees and openspace properly for the start of the new tax year

2. Get engagement letters done for all clients that dont have one in place.  Last did an engagement letter in May/June last year.  Also update my engagement letter templates.

3. Look at some online tools to see what we can use to make us even more effiicent.

4. Get my knowledge up to date on Xero and Kashflow.

5. Work out auto enrolment dates for all clients and let they know the good news.

6. Make some changes to website and get social media presence fully up and running.

7. Look into AVN tools.  Going down to a 2 day seminar at their headquarters tomorrow then a 3 day seminar at the start of next month.

 

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By mrme89
16th Feb 2016 10:57

Union Rooms

It's a Wetherspoons so it's pretty standard ... crap beer at a reasonable price.

The Wellington opposite Union Rooms is an experience.

 

If you go in the Nash, you will sometimes see the 'famous' Mike from Mike's Carpets. He likes to think that he's a local celebrity.

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By hibernia
16th Feb 2016 14:31

Skiing in the Alps to re-charge for the oncoming tax return season [ and preparing company accounts in the quarter to 30th April]. Then SATR16 kicks off again in April. Will try and get another skiing holiday in before then.

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By bumpdinkwhallop
16th Feb 2016 15:26

steaming in as usual

My little list for the next 2 weeks includes

filing the 10 Provisional SA returns posted to avoid £100 penalty

5 VAT returns

3 Contractor CIS Returns

Usual weekly / Monthly Payrolls

6 sets of company accounts and CT returns

and of course some studying in between!

 

 

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By I'm Chuck Bass
16th Feb 2016 16:08

Netflix

Trying to decide what next to watch after finishing Breaking Bad and Suits. I suppose I could always try Gossip Girl.

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By Red Leader
16th Feb 2016 16:51

Better Call Saul Season 1

I'm Chuck Bass wrote:

Trying to decide what next to watch after finishing Breaking Bad and Suits. I suppose I could always try Gossip Girl.

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Glenn Martin
By Glenn Martin
16th Feb 2016 23:37

Sons of Anarchy

Red Leader wrote:

I'm Chuck Bass wrote:

Trying to decide what next to watch after finishing Breaking Bad and Suits. I suppose I could always try Gossip Girl.

If you like breaking bad you will like Sons of Anarchy

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By Kent accountant
17th Feb 2016 16:24

What next?!

Red Leader wrote:

I'm Chuck Bass wrote:

Trying to decide what next to watch after finishing Breaking Bad and Suits. I suppose I could always try Gossip Girl.

Better Call Saul - get through season 1 as season 2 has just started - weekly episodes.

House of Cards? - three seasons to watch, season 4 has just started in US, so should be on netflix later this year.

I had been trying to avoid starting to watch Narcos until I was less busy, plus cricket T20 and then IPL are on in the next couple of months...

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By Briar
16th Feb 2016 16:25

More time to clear up after floods!

You lucky sods. My house and office flooded on December 5 (Desmond). December is my second worst month of the year workwise and January the worst. No landline or broadband at temporary accommodation until 04/01/16 made it difficult to file CT Returns and Accounts due 31/12/15 but fortunately HMRC and CH took a lenient view and allowed my appeals. January was hell catching up, chasing loss adjusters, drying firm, builders for quotations for restitution work, compiling lists of lost possessions - but apart from one, I got all clients' tax returns in on time (and that one was filed on 01/02/16 and penalty not charged due to HMRC's leniency). Now its getting the accounts done for local golf club, cricket club and chapel - all for AGMs at the end of Feb. Roll on July when I hope to be in my repaired and newly decorated house and office!

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By dialm4accounts
22nd Feb 2016 12:35

What a mare!

Oh my goodness me! I'm in Cumbria too but was lucky enough to escape floods - they looked ghastly. So sorry you've had such a bad time and it's amazing you got all your returns in - well done! Good luck with new home and office!

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Man of Kent
By Kent accountant
17th Feb 2016 16:25

Sons of Anarchy

@Glennzy, please no more, when am I going to get any work done!!!

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By DJKL
17th Feb 2016 17:42

If amazon Prime

If Amazon Prime user  there is always Vikings seasons 1-3.

Other than that if no yet watched ,and you  like Scandic drama:

The Killing

The Bridge

Borgen

are all worth a view

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By Kent accountant
17th Feb 2016 18:16

Stop!!!

DJKL wrote:

If Amazon Prime user  there is always Vikings seasons 1-3.

Other than that if no yet watched ,and you  like Scandic drama:

The Killing

The Bridge

Borgen

are all worth a view

I need to work (and sleep)!!!

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Glenn Martin
By Glenn Martin
18th Feb 2016 11:06

@kent

Narcos is good, but a touch brutal at times.

Apparently Pablo was once richer than Bill Gates, and had a lot better parties but it didn't end well for him, although I think he would have had a better

stab at Windows 10 than Bill did.

Sons of Anarchy has 7 series so I nailed them in about a month, and i am currently Netflixed out as just finishing re watching suits ready for new series that just started. 

 

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By lionofludesch
22nd Feb 2016 13:43

No drama

Just a bit of wind and rain.

If Mount Pleasant got flooded, we really would be in trouble !!

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