Member Since: 31st Jul 1998
12th Jun 2018
What does this mean?
"The digital records for the quarter need to be completed by the earlier of:
The due date of the VAT return
The date on which the VAT return is actually submitted"
That seems so blindingly obvious, it must have some further intent. What if you receive a late invoice for instance after the VAT return has been submitted? Will that be deemed to be non compliant?
I can only think the April 2019 timing is so that HMRC can blame the costs, problems and loss of productivity on Brexit. Quite clever.
And what form of insanity has income tax and VAT returns out of alignment?
In summary, this is being rushed through on an impossible timetable.
9th Feb 2018
I remember well an ICAEW member who sat on the Disciplinary Committee saying "There is nothing I enjoy more than disciplining memebers". He may have said "incompetent members" but the glee with which it was said was really depressing. Said individual featured on the back page of the ICAEW rag not all that long ago
9th May 2016
C'est la vie
9th May 2016
Maybe the text size is more of a problem on some browsers compered with others. The initial size was far too big but a couple of mouse clicks and it is fine for me - the same size as the old site I think. Hasn't affected other sites. This is using Firefox. Maybe other browsers are more problematical.
I don't get any jumping around either - is this caused by the speed it takes ads to load on a slower connection?
The speed - as promised - has improved.
Have to say I agree with the other poster - please change the heart icon, I'm not a teenage girl.
I find the tiles distracting as it takes time to focus in and find out what the message is so I just ignore them as an unfortunate waste of screen real estate (to use the US jargon).
Otherwise I am getting used to the new site although I can't honestly say that I find it an improvement - just different and still rather raw around the edges at the moment.
1st Dec 2015
Just for a bit of fun
I've always liked the DATEDIF function so I thought I would see if it could be made to work in your final scenario. I think this works:
The first EOMONTH moves the date to the final day of the previous month and the second one to the 1st day of the following month and "M" returns the whole number of months between.
30th Sep 2015
Keep holding your breath
My upgrade worked fine for two weeks and then fell over terminally although data could be accessed and saved. After a clean reinstall, all was well for two weeks and then catastrophic failure with only the BIOS accessible and that only because of an override button that Lenovo built in (otherwise it was a brick).
Fortunately this was just my laptop which does not hold critical data and so I use it as a test bed. But the time involved in sorting the failures out, reinstalling and setting up everything was still substantial.
So I hate to put a dampener on the restoration of your computer to health - give it time before you tempt fate!
Touch wood, my laptop is running OK after about a month since the last disaster but I haven't used it a great deal. On the plus side, I do like Windows 10 when it is running properly! However I would hold off upgrading any mission critical computers for a few months yet.
11th Jun 2015
This must be the starting point. But it will not always be obvious especially if rates are volatile so the calculations may have to be done anyway. Also could it fall foul of the final FRS102 paragraph quoted above?
9th Jun 2015
is absolutely sound. Our small clients will think we are mad and that it is just jobs for the boys.
PS Great explanation - thank you.
5th Mar 2015
tend to be too large to be micro entities and fall within the FRS102 Small companies size. If I understand FRED 59 correctly, I don't think the FRC could have made the revised FRS102 much more complex to apply if they tried. We seem to be moving from the straightforward FRSSE to the 340 page FRS102 to which some bits may or may not apply if we spend some time cross referring Section 1A to the rest - a stroke of genius. Obviously we will need paper copies to ease the flicking backwards and forwards.
10th Oct 2014
Thanks for a really useful post. I have been wondering about the relationship between Power Query and Power Pivot. Power Query is being developed so fast with monthly releases, I agree it could become (and maybe already is) incredibly useful.
The lack of auto refresh is a bore but under the query's connection properties, you can set a minimum refresh period of 1 minute and also "Refresh on open" which together nearly get around the issue.