Member Since: 14th Jan 2014
29th Apr 2021
Sorry if I wasn't clear, you increase their current salary by the equivalent of all paid holidays and bank holidays, get a new increased hourly rate, and then they chose when to take time off with no pay. It seems to work OK for the self employed. Or maybe the self employed should be forced to stop trading for 5 weeks a year, and never work more than a 48 hour week, in case their mental health is affected.
29th Apr 2021
Maybe now would be a good time to scrap all holidays and bank holidays, increase pay accordingly, and people can choose how much time they want to take off.
14th Apr 2021
A client deliberately not claiming all the expenses to which they are entitled is no different to the client who deliberately claims too many expenses to which they are not entitled.
24th Feb 2021
When the Collector Of Taxes phones you and says: "This is HMRC, I'm phoning about Mrs Smith who still owes £1,200 self assessment tax" then your reply should be "I'll just ask you a few security questions: What are the last three letters of my clients maiden name, what date did they register for VAT, who won the cup final in 1939, sorry, you've failed security, I can't talk to you about this persons debt".
19th Feb 2021
If you can't juggle 4 tasks in the air at once while being asked questions by a couple of juniors, and still make time to smile and see the client who has turned up on the wrong day for his appointment, then maybe you need a change of career.
29th Jan 2021
If it wasn't for the clients and HMRC, this would be a fantastic job.
27th Jan 2021
If he purchased a Range Rover then he will need another loan pretty soon to pay for the inevitable repair bills.
2nd Oct 2020
Just out of interest, what did the previous accountant (from whom you took over) say to you in their reply to your takeover letter?
25th Sep 2020
Just two things we need rid of, clients and HMRC. Without those two this would be a great profession in which to work.
11th Sep 2020
Perhaps the professional bodies could get together, and pay for an advertising campaign when it starts to deflect the blame onto HMRC and help manage clients expectations about increased fees.