Member Since: 27th Nov 2008
28th Nov 2015
Decontamination...well that has a ring to it as well !
28th Nov 2015
contract works both ways
Is sound advice as some people simply seem sadly to need to be told how to behave.
If I may be permitted a final general observation I believe where a decontamination has been made to ask client to move on not many posters are suggesting they regret this course of action !
27th Nov 2015
Just a little cheer
I am not advocating this but I know a firm in the US where they sit round with the staff at the end of the tax season and take a vote who is the worst client. ( This excludes any abuse which is an automatic sacking ) Any clear cut winner gets the sack.... Apparently very motivational !
24th Jun 2015
Is there a consensus
Is there any consensus re the above as t would be interesting. Repaying it seems the only option that makes any sense as presumably as been stated, it is void as a dividend. I think probably dangerous to do anything else? Just trying to see if that is a consensus, or near consensus !
20th Feb 2015
I have tried a few approaches but the following may be a helpful "straw man" to be shot down by others....
1. Day 1 Face to face or Phone call explaining what is the position.
2. Followed up Day 2 by personal note saying that costs will be rising so (cost conscious) client will be best advised to look elsewhere, and saying you will have to send something more formal with effect from last day or the month. sorry for the formality but regulations require us to be clear about when we cease acting.
.3. Day 1 + a few days : issue formal disengagement.
Make clear date ceased to act. i.e from that day.
(a) Tell client its their responsibility from now to select new Accountant or deal with outstanding matters themselves.
(b) List out any time critical actions required.
(c) Crucially inform client you have told HMRC no longer acting (and do so).
(d) Finish with bland but helpful note saying happy to hand over varry over information
Under data protection will only release "carry over" when they have given their permission in writing
24th Jan 2015
Yes that makes sense.
9th Jan 2015
Presumably he can actually still resign
I presume a Director can still resign if he or she wants to even though he has no powers ? It is interesting point. I realise in practice these things normally get sorted out mutually. Presumably he or she is however still allowed to fill in the form and resign himself or herself. It probably does not matter a great deal, but he or she may have other reasons for wanting not to be still a Director. For example not falling foul of some other contractual obligation.
7th Jan 2015
ok Subject to verification of FHL status ?
Unless they are FHL I assume where it appears to be game on...?
6th Jan 2015
Howdo (original querist) are you following as I am afraid i have suddenly lost my bearings...is anyone feeling brave enough to summarise ?
5th Jan 2015
No ER either...