Member Since: 9th Jun 2016
28th Sep 2021
First thing I did was cull our timesheets when I took over the practice. I manage on whether we hit deadlines, client satisfaction levels and how we eventually perform v budget
8th Sep 2021
I accept that point, we and our families all benefit from the NHS and it needs more funding. The question for me is the lack of equitable status in what income streams are being targetted and the exemption of rental profits / capital gains. I have suggested above a 10% levy on residual pension funds. So if the pot was 600k left to beneficiaries, that would drop to 540k. You know what still not a bad outcome. More controversial I would put a 5% levy on all estates - above 100k - and disregard all BPR and APR reliefs in making that calculation. Quid pro quo I would exempt the main residence from IHT. So a few options there. Notwithstanding absolutely that the money should be spent as efficiently as possible, not just here but across Govt and there is huge emphasis on how this care is provided in terms of quality and regulation
8th Sep 2021
I'm glad you're not prime minister!
Tbh i would be better and more equitable than the current one - lining the pockets of cronies at our expense. But if you are happy with that
8th Sep 2021
I can accept that we need to fund the NHS more, the levy whatever you want to call it, is sort of reasonable that those on average earnings will pay around £20 per month more. A lot of people x £20 per month is on balance a reasonable contribution. What the noise should be about is that rental profits are exempt, other savings income is, capital gains is. Apparently it wouldn't raise much in comparision. True but it would be a contribution from the wealthiest in our nation, so why is this exempt. Well the obvious answer is still cronyism of course. The opposition parties should focus on this. What about a 10% levy on residual funds left in drawdown pensions, why isn't the 1.25% applied to annuities and drawdown, especially if the triple lock is only for one year. Again the obvious answer is the demograhic and their voting patterns
13th Jul 2021
Best thing I ever did, re-locate the office 10 minutes from home.
23rd Mar 2021
Like many others it will be a hybrid approach for sure, but some clients want that option of face to face meetings and certainly with some clients its much better to do that. Couple of older clients struggle with technology.
But whilst the travel can be a bind at times - its also good to see clients on their home patch
And the ones where my wife has to come and collect me from the station due to the clients leading me astray in the pub
9th Mar 2021
Can someone tell my clients !
Genuinely had one who questioned me taking time off as "you can't go anywhere and I need this for a CBILS application".
9th Feb 2021
New year same nonsense - is the polite response
2nd Feb 2021
Well I was better than the national average at 11% not filed - but that is masked somewhat by "the usual suspects" that still haven't filed prior years either
Most of those will be done this week as i didn't see the point of rushing them
Way round i have just sent emails to the stragglers saying I am having the last week of February off so don't expect me to make time for you
26th Jan 2021
Like many I will crack on with as many as possible, prioritise the self employed as my 6th sense says SEISS 4 might just be open to 19/20 tax filers. I won't be wasting energy on the tyrekickers saying that, the clients we always help but don't particularly like. I checked my list yesterday of "to do" with the depressing familiarity of the usual suspects that could have been from any of the last 5 years.
Got my numbers down purely because lets be honest its not like I have been jealous of everyone else having fun