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Why are my accountancy fees so high?

Complaints about accountancy charges from SMEs and small business owners trading through companies are common, but often the answer lies with the businesses themselves. I would be the last to deny that some accountants are lazy in looking after their clients and in ensuring that they are getting good value from the services they provide. In our profession as in any industry we get those who are not serving their clients or customers well and are surprised when their clientele vote with their feet.

There is another reason why accountants may charge quite a lot, and that is because they really … Continue Reading

More in sorrow than in anger – Jobcentre bully

I heard something this week in the course of business that really upset me, and it has spared you, until I get around to it, a commentary on what activity might constitute trading and what might not.I saw one of my clients this week to collect her books and those of her husband as they are both self-employed. Mrs. Y works with children. Times have been hard and generally people do not want to pay for luxuries and extras even for their children; hence Mr & Mrs Y as I shall call them have both been struggling … Continue Reading