Member Since: 11th Jan 2019
19th May 2020
Why on earth were you reading work messages at 7:30 on a Saturday night?
Literally, that way madness lies.
I know that working from home blurs the work/life boundary lines, and my husband comments to me frequently that my working days seem to have stretched to 9 or 10 hours on a regular basis, and there has been the odd 12 hour day inthe last couple of months ...
But once you have stopped working for the day or week you have to resist looking at work email or social media accounts completely. You owe that to yourself and your family.
Oh, and I'm afraid my clients are NEVER given personal email addresses, phone numbers or social media account names, no matter how friendly we become. It's just a rule I've always adhered to.
9th Jan 2020
Is it just me, or is HMRC VAT service down right now ??
9th Jan 2020
The problems with HMRC's API compounded an issue which had already been created when Quickbooks Online's systems failed on Monday afternoon. From lunchtime on Monday it had been impossible to login to Quickbooks, which just gave gateway errors. When I tried to login at 8:00pm on Monday evening Intuit had closed Quickbooks down altogether.
Hence I was already playing catch-up on Tuesday morning when I was able to access Quickbooks, to find that HMRC MTD was then down!
14th May 2019
Very welcome news for me as a bookkeeper. I always ask clients to ensure they have all invoices as listed on a statement anyway, but up until the last few weeks, if all invoices were present, I was happy to enter the statement totals onto whatever software/spreadsheet is in use for that client.
I had already considered how much additional time I might need to process every single transaction for some clients, and what that would do to their bookkeeping costs.
15th Mar 2019
oh yes, because £48 quid a week is such a king's ransom .... I couldn't live on it, I doubt you could Justin .
I don't think this sort of sum could encourage anyone just to " sit on their [***] doing nothing".