It's been a busy few days in the world of accountancy, starting with the Budget and ending with HMRC sending flowers. But away from all things tax, what have you been reading/doing this week?
It's a bit of a busman's holiday, but something that amused me this week was this Wikipedia page on the Brick tax. Started in 1784 to pay for pay for the wars in the American Colonies, it drove minor brick producers out of business and led to builders using clay, wood and weatherboarding to avoid it. Some innovative types also adjusted the size of their bricks to get around it.
Although reading is mentioned in the title, feel free to add any form of entertainment, hobby or distraction.