Member Since: 11th Jun 1999
10th Aug 2018
James Taylor sang it beautifully in Hyde Park the other week
10th Aug 2018
Africa by Toto seems to do it for me at the moment
When having to do the return trip to Yorkshire from Bucks to look after sick elderly relatives on a regular basis some years ago, Status Quo seemed to be needed when we got back to the Hemel turn off the M1 20 minutes from home.
I like ELO's version and London City Voices community choir do it pretty well as well.
3rd Dec 2017
Thank you, that's really helpful. My question arose for two reasons - firstly I downloaded a version quoted by a firm of lawyers where some paragraph numbers were different, secondly because I didn't understand the precise meaning of the "Subject" para on the first page.
It seems odd that, what with all the scare stories doing the rounds, it isn't easier to access the definitive text.
Do you happen to know if there were any changes from the version I showed the link to?
Thank you again.
18th May 2017
iPhone 7 - just take the latest model when it's update time
13th Apr 2017
The feeling I get is that HMRC are shifting gently from "digital and daily" (i.e. real time capture of all accounting information) to "online and quarterly" (i.e. upload summarised information direct to HMRC's computer, no doubt leading eventually to quarterly on account direct debits). No doubt the software for real time data capture will improve with time, but it will be interesting to see whether it ever gets to be good enough. There may be parallels with dictation software. I'm hearing different feedback from practitioners attending presentations by HMRC and others. Anyone else have a feel for this?
29th Mar 2017
I've now reviewed a number of files prepared using FRS102 and I have been (pleasantly) surprised, as stated by others on this thread, how often there are no adjustments to make. The main culprit is the fraught subject of investment properties, otherwise the transition is often quite painless.
1st Sep 2016
Good question - actually, probably neither. If I can't find a better solution, I'll probably use the CoHo route. I'm probably still suffering from resentment that I couldn't simply plug my numbers into a a form on the HMRC website, but I guess I'll get over it.
VT do their job incredibly well but I'm surprised that things don't seem to have evolved into a "plug the numbers in, get an iXBRL file back" solution, or that Microsoft haven't started to build iXBRL into Excel.
28th Nov 2014
What has Microsoft ever done for us?
I remember how Lotus 123 eliminated Multiplan, Supercalc and others, only to be wiped out itself by Excel in the 1980s. Nothing seems to have worked the same trick on Excel yet, and the alternatives have, in my experience been found wanting when you try to do the things which you really need to do - the same seems to apply to Word and Powerpoint - I flirted with open office on a Linux based netbook and Pages, Numbers and Keynote when I went over to the Apple dark side, but came back to Office pretty quickly - Office for Mac is great and relatively cheap for a one man band like me.
David's point about Access is interesting, i found it simplified my life from the old days of Datamaster and Dataease, but I then found that an Excel spreadsheet combined with Word Mailmerge, could do most of the relatively simple tasks I needed doing
20th Nov 2014
I lose lists and can't read my own handwriting
I find the reminders/calendar combo on my mac works well and syncs with iPad and iPhone.
Used to use the equivalent in outlook until I went over to the Mac dark side and it worked quite well too.
Ive had a palm, a psion revo and Lotus Organiser or whatever it was called and once upon a time a filofax - can't get enough of them really, all part of the great Procrastination tango.
My handwriting is so awful and desk so cluttered, lists just get lost and postits end up with the sticky stuff on them covered in crud. The really annoying ones are the staples own version which turn into a gigantic yellow paper concertina which can never be re-assembled properly.
I have a sneaky suspicion I only create lists to avoid having to do the things I put on them, but I get a childish buzz out of deleting things
6th Feb 2014
Jonathan Teller of ICAEW IT faculty has done some pretty searching reviews of the surface which may be worth a look.
I'm an iPad/Macbook Air man myself and found them to be a good combination, but there are gaps nevertheless. Craig's remote universe sounds intriguing - is it really that good and straightforward?