Member Since: 22nd Jul 2011
16th Oct 2019
This is not a very supportive comment to someone in our community who is sharing something others may be interested in or want to discuss. If you don't like the subject you don't have to read it let alone comment on it
And by the same token, if you don't like their comment you don't have to read it let alone comment on it.
If the comment was rude or offensive, then I could understand your objection.
I don't really understand this new social media phenomenon whereby it seems that only people in agreement with your position are allowed to comment.
4th Oct 2019
Having trained and worked in industry all of my working life, I have seen that a Big 4 name on your cv (even if it was only 3 years at the beginning of your career) will have a massive positive effect for the remainder of your career.
27th Sep 2019
As I am about to embark on the annual budgeting process - and anticipate the usual problems as described in this article - I read in anticipation of how the problems could be overcome.
The answer was:
"a virtuous cycle in which empowerment and clear communication build accountability and a sense of ownership".
Ah, that's alright then .......
25th Sep 2019
If you want to decline a request and are not interested in any future work with the client, why would you say the following (in fact, I have read the sentence several times and I am still unsure what it means):
In the meantime, however, I would like to be available to you for any specific guidance that you may need to find a solution for the work that you are looking for.
Please reach out and let me know.
9th Jan 2017
Happy New Year!
I have read your blogs for a while, and you have mentioned growth on most of them!
To give me a rough idea, how many clients do you currently have (pre-Block Fees Ltd) and how many clients did you recently purchase?
If possible any split of self assessment, sole trader, small Ltd customer mix would be interesting to put your blogs into some kind of context.
23rd Nov 2016
Flying Scotsman wrote:
I had forgotten about how BP was the whipping boy. Obama was a total failure beyond his borders , probably something to do with the fact that most US citizens don't hold a passport and are fairly ignorant about "everywhere else"
As Knight Rider said, it wasn't "BP" but specifically "British Petroleum".
After being quite optimistic when Obama was elected, I am now somewhat underwhelmed as to his achievements.
I am sure/hope that Trump and his team will not fare as poorly as some people expect either.
21st Nov 2016
Thanks for that Captain Obvious
11th Nov 2016
We really need to rethink this whole democracy thing, that's two decisions it's got wrong in a row.
The result of a referendum or an election cannot possibly be "wrong" - the result can differ from your own opinion, but this does not make it wrong (unless of course there has been some kind of tampering with the votes or a mis-count).
I would have thought that somebody with such self proclaimed superior intelligence would have understood this?
I am genuinely surprised by events this year - not necessarily the results, but the reaction by quite a number of people.
People are looking at ways to prevent (or at least frustrate) Brexit, and now in the USA people are looking at ways to make the election result invalid or even "rejecting" the result.
I am not sure we have ever seen this before ?
Also, tv coverage of young people on both sides of the atlantic absolutely distraught and hysterically crying in public as the result did not go their way - what on earth is going on ?
5th Apr 2016
Come on guys .....
... give the chaps at HMRC a break, they are busy chasing waiters to tax their tips and creating campaigns that effectively draw suspicion on anybody who accepts payment in cash.
1st Apr 2016
I must say FT, I agree with the comments made by both Peter and Shirley.