Member Since: 23rd Aug 2017
9th Sep 2020
Hmm looks like one accountant here has so much time on his hands, that all he does is spam each and every post in the hope of increasing his total thanks score from 1964 to whatever higher number suits him. Once someone gets on a point scoring ride, it is very difficult to stop policing and flooding this site with their own personal views. I count 7 comments from said individual already on this post alone. Oh by the way, one can click on their own comment to get an additional thanks if point scoring is so important.
Bit like a child playing a game, always trying to get the highest score because that is all that matters in life.
9th Sep 2020
No need to, they already know. That is why many of them have stopped wearing face masks and most of them are ignoring social distancing. Maybe you should get off this accountancy site and look around to see what is really happening in the real world. Number of deaths from virus almost gone now, number of hospital admissions from the virus almost nil. The pandemic is now made up of test results from virus tests that everyone in the medical profession knows is full of false positives and totally unreliable.
9th Sep 2020
I hardly think this matters bearing in mind how many billions our government has already wasted on pointless testing for a virus that has almost disappeared and how they continue to waste billions on finding a new type of test that gets results within 20 minutes instead of 24 hours. Don't forget the cronyism that is going on continuously since January 2020 where lucrative contracts are given to connected persons (probably for kickback purposes) and illegal immigrants getting housed in 4 and 5 star hotels. Maybe its time for the common man to benefit from the plundering of public coffers too.
18th Jun 2020
Lets be honest, the Lockdown and social distancing rules are just a joke. The government imposed these rules upon us whilst the following officials broke them, at will, because they know it is all lies:
1. Mr. Dominic Cummings
2. Professor Neil Ferguson
3. Dr. Catherine Calderwood
4. Mr. Robert Jenrick
5. Mr. Stephen Kinnock
In addition to this, we have had a hundred thousand protestors demonstrating all over London and other parts of the country over BLM - even they know that Lockdown and Social Distancing rules are based on fake research.
BoJo knows that the World Health Organization recommendation is only 1 meter but is refusing to reduce our ridiculous 2 meter rules knowing fully well that it will shut down hundreds of thousands of small businesses and pubs. We are all being prepared for the amazing "vaccine" which will be rushed through in a few months (usually it takes years of testing on animals and then humans before it is declared safe for injection into a normally healthy human being). The government has succeeded in making the majority of us (those with weak minds) to feel like we are completely diseased and don't deserve to mix with other human beings anymore unless and until we are vaccinated. Yet we have survived to a population of 8 billion on this planet for thousands of years without social distancing and masks.
Wake up people - this was all done to prep us for the new stage of "normal" that our governments have planned for us. Let all the small businesses shut down so that the government only has to control the larger ones. Its easier for them that way.
11th Mar 2020
The government with its usual don't care attitude announced in the national news that SSP would be payable from Day One without consulting employers or passing any relevant legislation. Needless to say the majority of businesses have a very low opinion of Boris Johnson, the government in general and HMRC in particular. So they are not going to rush like eager beavers to implement this new rule unless forced to do so.
Whilst the majority of employees are reliable, every office has some employees who will not hesitate to take advantage of the CoronaVirus situation and take time off "because they are scared of catching it from other staff members, usually on a Monday morning". It is up to the hapless employer as usual to take on the job of policing this mess on behalf of the government.
What happens to an employee who has taken time off due to this virus situation and then finds he/she can't afford to live on £94.25 per week for two whole weeks and comes back to work early before the incubation period is satisfied?
5th Mar 2020
Go straight to jail, DO NOT pass GO and you can hand in another £200 on your way there. These days, having a degree or even a professional accountancy qualification is no guarantee of honesty.
17th Feb 2020
So continues the saga of the tyrannical HMRC who are determined to squeeze every last penny out of each and every contractor in the whole of UK. In their quest to enrich the government with our taxes, they don't care that the government wastes it by the billions after on useless ventures and military spend (in the protection racket called NATO run by USA).
I wouldn't mind paying a bit more in taxes if I actually saw the money put to good use like the NHS, providing warm and comfortable shelters for our millions of homeless who live on the streets and in their cars but seeing how our incompetent government squanders our taxes, I simply hate the HMRC and the government. They no longer care for their citizens - simply busy filling their own pockets. I long for a revolution when we can get rid off these vile scum bags.
13th Feb 2020
Too little too late, so many businesses on the High Street have gone into bankruptcy due to ridiculously high Business Rates. Exorbitant parking charges near the High Street have further forced a lot of customers to shop online instead of risking getting a parking ticket.
In short the conservative government and local councils have killed off a lot of businesses and finally they have realised, that it is having a knock on effect on the taxes they used to collect from the once profitable businesses. Only way to describe this situation is that the government and councils lack basic business and financial sense. It is more like a circus now, with clowns running the country.
13th Feb 2020
Very interesting comment, an accountant becomes qualified when he/she passes the final exams (in some cases 30 or 40 years ago). The penalty for getting qualified is to be forced to pay annual fees to the governing body and complying with their numerous rules and regulations over a working lifetime. Ceasing membership of the regulatory body does not suddenly make him unqualified overnight - or does it?
Any comments on this one from the others reading this thread?
12th Feb 2020
Quote: "enjoying the qualification which ought to give the practitioner a good standard of living". In reality most sole practitioners do NOT enjoy a good standard of living. The professional accountant market is saturated and highly competitive, clients are very reluctant to pay reasonable fees to what they regard as a "pen pusher". The mountain of professional standards and government legislation keeps on increasing annually, keeping up with CPD courses is both time consuming and expensive and on top of that the regulatory bodies behave like they are gods over their professional members. In this particular case, I would seriously advise Howard Morris to retire early if he is able to afford to and wash his hands off this "daily headache".