No Accounting for Taste ep48: Should you ever talk politics with clients?
The tumultuous times we're experiencing present a particular dilemma for accountants: if they see that a client's business may be affected by Brexit do they advise them accordingly and risk alienating and potentially losing them, or keep their head down and avoid potential confrontation?
Tackling this noodle-scratcher with AccountingWEB editor Tom Herbert this week are Nigel Harris, partner at south west firm Burton Sweet and Della Hudson, author of best-selling business book 'The Numbers Business' and former practice owner.
After talking politics the panel moved on to the more proasic matter of the VAT reverse charge for construction services. With MTD, a Brexit-based downturn and now the reverse charge hitting the sector in quick succession, how should accountants be advising their construction clients?
The pod also found time to debate institute explusions for late payment of fees and how to cope with the loss of a client.
Here are links to the stories discussed in this week’s pod.