What have accountants done for us?

I’m paraphrasing the famous Monty Python sketch “What have the Romans done for us?” because every Accountant in practice has been confronted by a prospective client who says “so what can you do for me?” In the Python sketch the answer starts with “the Aqueduct” and then the list goes

Autumn Budget 2017: 25 things you need to know

he Chancellor has presented his Budget to Parliament – here’s a summary of what was announced.   1. There are over 32 million people in work – near a record high The rise in employment over the past year has been driven by full time workers. Unemployment is also at

It’s All About the Numbers

Watching Dragons Den recently I was struck by the number of times the applicants failed to answer simple question about the profitability of their business. Was it the language used by the dragons that caused then to stumble? Or did they simply not know enough about the numbers that underpinned

What’s the point of business cards if you don’t hand them out?

What’s the point of business cards if you don’t hand them out?

Watching tele last night and up came the advert for printing business cards. This one was for some form of architect or quantity survey and the owner was looking at the end result namely their business cards which cost negligible amounts of money.
I then got thinking about all the

Do HMRC care about you and your business?

Do HMRC care about you and your business?

In reply to the question “Do you think HMRC really care about you and your business?” Is your answer an immediate YES or do you think that maybe they care more about getting money from you than helping you? Do you think they are targeting small businesses while leaving big