Every year in January I usually point out that if you look around at night in any city, town, village or hamlet you are likely to see office lights burning brightly lighting up the night sky as Accountants everywhere are beavering away working their way through those outstanding Accounts and ...
As an accountant in practice I fully recognise that unlike Canute holding back the march of the digital agenda is a non-starter. I have supported HMRC’s move to a digital platform but I have always believed that mandated is not the correct way to engender support and genuine ...
Compliance is dead – long live added value! This new mantra is being promoted by software developers, commentators and accountancy gurus alike.
The new wave of bookkeeping will mean that, apparently, basic compliance will become a thing of the past for accountancy practices as ...
Here we are at officially the start of Spring 2018 and HMRC have a few days ago sent out a call for Agents to join the MTD pilot scheme.
This call has been repeated in their apparently monthly Digital Services Update. I say apparently because for some reason these Updates are only sent to the ...
As we are rapidly closing in on the MTD “D Day” for Vat from April 2019 I’ve been reviewing all the output on the subject and seriously I’m astonished at just how many hoops we as accountants and our clients are going to have to jump through to simply file a Vat ...
As I travel around the country talking to members in person and of course on the ‘phone the conversation often turns to the sheer volume of compliance work being placed upon us with the new kid on the block GDPR as well as the staples MTD and of course Money Laundering.
I was recently really pleased to attend the annual PQ magazine awards in London. Awards were handed out to excited recipients for student body of the year, college of the year, lecturer of the year, PQ of the year, NQ of the year and apprentice of the year among others. The room was full of ...
Hardly a week seems to go by without an email plopping into my in box from HMRC about catching some tax dodging miscreant or other and specifying huge amounts of tax being claimed as a result.
I marvel at the number of times a Fish and Chip shop features and the massive amounts that are ...
Research from FreeAgent says that apparently 11% of people currently in employment intend to start their own business in 2018.
Put simply that’s an awful lot of people who are going to hit the taxation system full on having been sheltered by the lee of a paye system that on the whole ...
News today that some holiday makers will be offered the opportunity to as the advert said “beat the Germans” to the poolside sun lounger.
I cannot recall how much they were requesting per sun lounger but apparently the pool side sun lounger could be booked in advance of leaving ...