Member Since: 14th Aug 2009
An experienced Finance and Turnaround Director for fintech and media companies Stuart Walker now owns a finance training company and a marketing company aimed at professional services firms.
Having completed an MBA with a specialism in ERP and software implementation in SMEs Stuart has a keen interest in the use of technology to streamline finance operations.
A keen cyclist, avid reader and rider of motorcycles, Stuart lives in the south of the UK.
Owner, Yellow Tomato Copy
1st Apr 2021
Frankly I'm surprised that you are surprised.
This government has a knack of promising big and then failing to deliver in the hope that we will all have forgotten what they said they were going to do.
The OTS has been a complete waste of time and money and has made the tax system much more complex. A cynic would say that this was a way of increasing base tax rates by disguising them as fines and penalties!
24th Mar 2021
A very good judgement for sound reasons IMHO.
HMRC shouldn't just assume that everyone has a PC at home or carries a smartphone and should make the self-assessment process as easy as possible.
We all know why they don't!
as memyself-eye says - wait until MTD hits!
28th Jul 2020
Some very good points there.
If you are ever tempted to fire off an angry response my suggestion is that you write the email then save it to drafts and come back to it at least 24 hours later. 99% of the time I find that I rewrite in much more professional tones.
Never descend to their level you will not be the winner!
I have always found that people that are very aggressive and rude in this way are using it as a method of disguising their own failings. It took me years to work this out as I always thought it was my fault but invariably people who are confident in the quality of their work are the most polite.
I learned this when I worked with a client who had had a 'bad experience' with a former accountant and was trying to get me to report her to her professional body.
9 months later I had a call from the person who had replaced me who was threatening to report me to my professional body 'because the client told me to'. I told her to go ahead and never heard another thing.
23rd Jun 2020
I always love to see real-life examples of what people do in business, it's so much better than reading all the improbable success stories on Linkedin!
Funnily enough I wrote an article about accountants choosing their target market here https://yellowtomato.biz/accountants-target-your-marketing/
Thanks again for an interesting post
2nd May 2019
So what. This is a drop in the ocean for them and they won't care, or moderate their behaviour.
30th Nov 2018
If that's what you think then you really don't understand JIT logistics.
There will be significant disruption to the flow of goods across borders, this will either increase the costs of stockholding as companies look to mitigate the risks or will result in businesses stopping trading in certain areas where profitability is minimal. (Volume fresh goods importers typically work on a 1-1.5% margin).
Quite apart from that WTO is death for cross border financial services, an area where our glorious leaders have pushed the UK into over the years.
Who do I trust more? Someone who has made a study of economics their life's work or Boris Johnson who managed to blow significant amounts of money not building a bridge and who appears to have no principal he won't sell out for a vote?
I'll go with the 'boffins' thanks.
15th Mar 2017
Yes for the goal seek to work the interest calculation formulas will need to rely on cell C1
15th Mar 2017
Thanks for a very helpful article.
It would be useful to see the changes for FRS102 in respect of Lessors (if there are any)
9th Nov 2016
If there's no BIK on return to work medical payments does this mean that they are also allowable against corp tax as a business expense?
6th Oct 2016
Some excellent advice there Simon
I'd better sharpen up my own profile!