Member Since: 7th Jul 2009
30th Jul 2014
jennifer adams do you work for HMRC?
30th Jul 2014
YOU ARE BEHIND THE TIMES JAA ADAMS!
Have you not read my post in theaccounting web working together E group? what or why does your article get circulated by email? and mine gets hidden in the mire of this site?
4th Jul 2014
public sector customers
does one have to charge vat to courts, the foriegn office and embassies?
4th Jul 2014
top rate of tax and NIC
dont you see the rate of NIC goes DOWN as you earn more-higher rate and "personal allowance withrawal" taxpayers earning over 100k only pay 2%! NIC. whilst if you are on the minimum wage rate NI comes on very quickly and regressively. Income tax is progressive, nic is regressive.
23rd Jun 2014
the latest fad-mindfullness for accountants?
first it was zen and the art of motor cycle maintenence as a phillosophy to life then it was Neuro linguistic programming/emotional IQ, now apparrantly mind fulness -which is budism applied to mondern life- is the answer? may be for now... but to be honest its only the latest fad. mindfulness isnt the only way to improve mental health- change the situation you are in, change your diet-this world offers a multiplicity of choices of answers to stress/work related issues-
my biggest theory about stress and accountants is that ardous exams mean accountants are not given much opportunity to develop "human relations"/social/socialising/"team leadership" skills in their formative years since they will be studying and preparing for exams in every hour of the day, when they are not working.
30th Apr 2014
well done constantly confused
that is just my point about employers/people who call themselves employers-workplace issues are a major source of mental health problems and it doesnt do anyone anygood to have others in a small working team to be snooping around
30th Apr 2014
THANK YOU MARY CLARE
Dear mary clare,
whilst your article may increase awareness among more senior hr people, I think you will find that the non unionised small employers sector run by owner managers remain out of touch with hr obligations and requirements and move (or will have moved) staff "off payroll" onto a contract basis. the "pshycoligical contract" originally connected with employment in this country before margeret thatcher has been totally undermined by supposed "employers" at large who tend to either outsource/offshore or contract out, and this process is now moving beyond the private sector to the public sector, so just the nature of any agreement employers/employees tend to come to nowadays undermines the mental health of staff, since there is more often than not no psychological contract, or no presumption that care of staff is a pre-requisite to the contract.
28th Apr 2014
IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME
Adr WAS A WASTE OF TIME FOR A SMALL LOCAL TAXPAYER WHO HAD HEALTH ISSUES AND AN INSPECTOR FROM AN ETHNIC MINORITY BACKGROUNDWHO SHOWED LITTLE DESIRE TO MEET IN THE MIDDLE(and a very detailed confontational style)- THE TAXPAYER MADE EVERY EFFORT TO MEET "face to to face" AND IN THE MIDDLE BUT STILL EVEN THOUGH THE YEAR OF ASSESSMENT WAS MORE THAN FOUR YEARS AGO THE ADR RETURNED THE adr REFERRAL SAYING IT WAS NOT IN THIER POWERS TO ASSIST THE TAXPAYER- so what ever the BDO "theory" of the ADR process is; HMRC resources and manning on the ground 9/10 times prevent progress under ADR- QED for the rest of HMRC, depite the 8% increase in payroll/income tax take recently!
3rd Dec 2013
well done austin mitchell-and of course margeret hodge!!
after all pwc is too big has too many ex anderson(like enron) clients who manufacture corporate earnings or hide tax earnings(amazon)(google) and they recent lost the unilever audit to kpmg- i would trust kpmg by far!
"As a sole practitioner I who actively oposes Austin Mitchell's political party I do not see Austin Mitchell as a 'scourge of the accountancy profession'. He may be a scourge of the big firms and their cosy relationship with the accountancy bodies but this is a very different thing. He is correct to bring these matters to public attention and in the long run this will be to the good of the profession as a whole."
4th Sep 2013
ADR IS JUST A DISAPPOINTMENT LIKE AAMS-try complaints
we used an adr and all it did was crystalise the issues it in no way shortened the enquiry process or reduced hmrc enquiry costs!-like AAMS it will probably be a time waster for agents-I suggest you go straight for heavy and irate complaints-evrything else doesnt work