I’m not for a moment saying that accountants aren’t polite or have forgotten their manners for a moment, I'm talking about getting referrals.
All the accountants I speak with say quite categorically that the bulk of their new clients come from recommendations from existing clients ...
Vat Encouragement Letters
Well at last or as many accountants have actually been saying at long last HMRC finally put out something about MTD for Vat directly to vat registered businesses.
November 2018 the letters are being sent out and MTD for Vat starts from April 2019, talk about ...
Psst “How much for some info on tax fiddling?”
I read with interest the article by Adam Craggs in the October issue of “Accountancy” entitled “Telling Tales”. In the article he point out that HMRC paid informants £343,000 in 20178/18 ...
The Future is bright. The future is Digital.
To quote the Title of my recent presentation at the Accountancy Forum “The future is bright, the future is digital” I have no fear for the future of the profession.
The new intake are not interested in the mechanics of accounting, they ...
Every time an advert quotes a really good price you often see the tag “New customers only” Our initial euphoria is soon dampened by the thought so what happens to us when we become old customers? The answer is obvious and not very pleasant and if we take up the offer we make sure ...
This email was sent to the Chairman of the ICPA regarding the change of location for a number of Agent User Interfaces. The email is as follows:
Dear Tony Margaritelli,
As part of the work needed to update and enhance the Government Gateway, we are changing the location of a number ...
As a lad you bought a razor to shave and it was a single blade then the new razors came with two blades which suddenly became 3 and now they are up to 5 blades for the closest of shaves, or so they say.
Now as regards monitors I’ve been happy using two monitors for many years but now it ...
Well, which is it to be? For me, it undoubtedly seems that the answer at this precise moment depends on your viewpoint.
If you are a mentor or a consultant or some such noun who makes a living by telling others how to do something that you don’t have to do yourself and filling column ...
I often have discussions with members along the lines of why are you getting involved with specialist areas that are out of your field of expertise? Why do you feel it appropriate to try to handle a matter that will take hours, if not longer, to research which you will most likely not recover? ...
Do you let clients question your values or ethics?
Clients come in all shapes and sizes and for the most part they understand that Accountants have to adhere to ethical standards imposed not only by their Institute but also to their own personal standards.
We make sure that our staff fully ...