Member Since: 20th May 2006
10th Sep 2019
Yep, just charged a similar fee for the same process. It’s a fairly nominal fee but gives client peace of mind that it’s all taken care of.
10th Sep 2019
That would be my question also. Surely the client has already undertaken this exercise and can provide you with any information you need from them to verify it. Any decent chef would know how much their food costs are, the chances of finding comparable margins for the same menu, volume of sales, demographic, location etc is pretty slim I would have thought.
25th Aug 2019
I use 3 x 27inch Samsung monitors hooked up to my laptop on a corner-style desk, middle monitor is curved. I feel that bigger monitors in my setup would be too big and i’d have to move my head too much.
6th Aug 2019
Well there's only 1 way to find out, and that's dinner sorted at the same time.
23rd Jul 2019
Have you tried the online ones like Cashplus Business, Tide, Acorn etc etc?
Which ones have you tried so far and been knocked back?
Can you be a little more vague or generic about the industry you work in when you apply, without actually telling untruths?
27th Jun 2019
What’s the downside of reporting it? A few minutes work.
What’s the downside of not reporting it? Considerable. And what benefit to you? Nothing.
Seems simple to me, regardless of any legal or tax technicalities which clearly split opinion. I vote for being able to sleep at night.
18th Jun 2019
Lol, I was thinking the same.
FT -I thought you were looking for 32+ inches, you’ve ended up with 27, I think you’ll be disappointed after a short while, and lose out on the productivity increases that a very large monitor or multiple monitors bring.
I use 3 Samsung 27 inch monitors with my laptop and i’d never go back to less.
21st May 2019
You’re thinking of Farages bodyguard surely?
3rd May 2019
Entirely agree with Maslins. Blow your own trumpet and make it clear how much you've saved them, but I simply charge a reasonable fixed price for handling what is fairly straight forward stuff, albeit I'd probably charge at the upper end in my mind if I was feeling confident in the relationship with the client. This will inevitably lead to further work with them, and referrals.
I'm just not comfortable with charging a percentage of tax savings extrapolated over 5 years etc, but then I have a small practice with close and long-standing relationships with clients, may be different in the more corporate world where clients come and go freely. I listened in for 2 minutes yesterday on a seminar at Accountex from the usual band as I was passing by, it clearly must work for some practitioners but 2 minutes was sufficient to remind me that I'm just not that kind of sales guy.
2nd May 2019
I have found this problem also in the last few months, haven’t found a way to properly resolve it yet but sometimes rebooting the laptop and freeing up the memory seems to make it happen less often, only happens when copy and pasting from Excel so I agree that it appears to be clipboard or memory related.