Member Since: 11th Mar 1999
10th Jan 2020
Has anyone on this forum ever had an instance of a client using a false ID? That is the thing which MLRO seems obsessed with, but I have personally not seen a single case of it in 34 years of accountancy work. Think of all the time spent on ID checks by accountants on a problem that barely exists.
18th Dec 2019
I think you are seeing this the wrong way round. By requiring trade terms to be agreed by the end of next year, Boris is doing the same thing he did successfully with the withdrawal agreement. He is publicly burning his bridges and threatening no deal if necessary. It strengthens his hand, not weakens it. That is fundamentally why he got Brexit done and Teresa may didn't.
7th Dec 2019
Nick Elston could have cut and paste that response to almost anything. It is useless waffle. The actual problem is that the accountant needs to show more initiative and understanding of what is expected of him at a more senior level. There is no blacklist: that is just the silly excuse of someone who does not want to face up to the real problem.
6th Dec 2019
In other words, leftist professor wants to create the impression there is some great groundswell movement towards socialism, and we need to get on board. I'm going to ignore him and carry on as before, and so should all of us.
5th Nov 2019
It was certainly wrong of you lie like that. Just tell the truth to your clients.
17th Sep 2019
I've never known anyone bother looking at online reviews for small firms. As far as I am aware, there is not a single review of my practice anywhere, good or bad. It's just not part of the culture. So a one star review will not matter a damn.
13th Sep 2019
Most practitioners have tried adverts. Most get zero response, and of the remainder, most get insufficient response to justify repeating. The only advert that ever worked for me was the Yellow Pages until about 2004.
12th Aug 2019
Something going wrong in the post room happens all the time at HMRC. It is routine to receive letters generated weeks earlier, which must have been sitting around in batches in their post rooms.
27th Mar 2019
No, but we do need to use apostrophes correctly.
27th Feb 2019
Their accounting went to pot. Their FD is now saying 'How cannabiso stupid'?