Member Since: 29th Aug 2014
29th May 2020
Keeping mileage records is a chore. Easiest way and also provides irrefutable evidence to HMRC is through a mileage app which only costs a few pound a month.
27th Oct 2015
Very good Article. I do find it hard to put up prices and will take the excellent advice on board in future
I do think clients are more cynical with price increases and expect a justification of the added value especially when it seems accounting fees are decreasing.
I still have not heard from my client despite several emails so presumably they are preparing to move to KPMG. Good luck to them
20th Oct 2015
I think Norway and Australia does not allow foreign ownership
Government has started to make foreign ownership somewhat unattractive last year by taxing Capital Gains on property. It should have removed the personal allowance too. I don't understand the logic of allowing individuals based overseas to have a personal allowance so they don't end up paying tax here in the UK and perhaps it is not declared in their country of residence either.
Its unfair to penalise the UK landlords and blame them for the crisis in the housing market surely it would be better to ensure foreign ownership of UK property is minimised.
5th Aug 2015
There is definitely not a shortage in accountancy but perhaps in Finance.
A lot of Non-EU companies have set up in the UK and had a tendency to bring their own accounting staff instead of employing locals over which probably explains the increase in work permits.
6th Nov 2014
Not so easy
Whilst I am happy with the website I have, my problem seems to be with the rating it has with Google. I have put relatively small amounts of money into SEO but currently to no avail.
Is anyone aware of any reasonably priced companies who provide monthly SEO work? And how are their results?
Or is it really worth it? Is the profession one which generates new clients from being on the 1st page of Google?
If it was so easy every accountant would strive to be No 1
Unless you are in the first four ranking spots in google then doubt you will get much of a response.
I always wondered how google determines the ranking - must be some complicated formula but I imagine those websites that have been around the longest would have managed to get on the first page.