Member Since: 5th Apr 2019
25th Jun 2020
Amazing they in 10 years did not do an independent bank balance check. I thought this was an Auditing 101 exercise.
But the PI insurance will pay and EY will continue to do that type of audit (sic) as it is so lucrative for all the add-on business.
23rd Jun 2020
Been there done it but happy (sort off) now.
Picky about who I will have as a client.
23rd Jun 2020
Nowadays its all bout the fines as being seen as a lucrative money spinner. Its not only the Institutes but HMRC, councils parking etc. etc.
Many are computer generated so no human consideration at all.
What a miserable world we are creating. The doomsday Sci-Fi movies are becoming real.
27th May 2020
Afterwards there will be tax rises and many unemployed and food banks overwhelmed.
15th May 2020
It will. Blue screen anyone?
15th May 2020
Relax. Lock down must be getting to you.
He is just making a point and using a number to make it.
And here I wanted to take up the violin but 4,000 hours just to get to a decent standard. Too much. Will get 10,000 hours playing tiddlywinks whilst holding on the phone for software support/HMRC/911 etc.
13th May 2020
HSBC is slow and cumbersome. E-signed final docs 3 days ago and no info on when funds would come in. I suppose they will eventually.
Lloyds is coming out well with clients.
Cbils is just like applying for an ordinary loan except for one client with HBOS. They got a phone call within 2 days where at the end of the call they agreed in principle then a quick recorded telcol (formality) then docs 2 days later, submitted Monday and now waiting for the funds. Mind you the client is a well managed firm. Financially and otherwise. No data requested by HBOS other than last 2 years statutory accounts.
7th May 2020
Well HSBC is another story.
Applied Monday p.m. (they were late making the online application available). Completed the form which insisted you put a signature in using your mouse (really!?) and submitted.
As of now not even an acknowledgement.
Phoned the Covid support helpline and all they could tell me is that their team is working hard in the background. Really helpful - not!
Not holding my breath. Will wait till Monday then another bank.
A client of mine applied Tuesday at Lloyds and they have the funds. Horses for courses. Note from other OP's that not the only one with HSBC issues.
28th Apr 2020
I cannot understand the free bit.
Does your plumber/electrician do a freebie? No! even though maybe flooded or in darkness.
Does the restaurant give you a free meal because you are hungry? No!
Does the solicitor do a free conveyancing job because your father passed away? No!
Does HMRC forgive you the tax bill because you cannot pay? No!
So why debate the free bit. You are doing a job for which you are qualified and do as an offerring to business.
Try telling your wife its bread and water because you did all those freebies.
31st Mar 2020
Doing a lot of advisory which in the past I did not really charge for as normally only 10 mins at a time. That is now 1 hour+ at a time but doubt they will entertain a fee for that hour. So yes more work less fee.
But for the rest I still charge and will not reduce my fee. Time to pay, yes. I have my expenses too and get zero help from Gov and none of my suppliers have given me any leeway. Software house talk help but it boils down to reduced support as they have staff off or furloughed.
I say again, I am not a charity and also need to put bread on the table. Fortunately my clients are continuing to pay for now.