What do I want with a Chartered Accountant?

Chances are – you don’t. There’s a lot of ballyhoo put about to the effect that in order to keep HMRC at bay you need to engage a Chartered Accountant to look after your affairs.  Curiously, most if not all of this noise is made by Chartered Accountants themselves, the ones with most to gain from it. What is a Chartered Accountant? He (or she) left University with a completely irrelevant degree.  It might be in ancient Sanskrit, Hebrew mythology or the history of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.  Doesn’t matter, all he has to do is demonstrate that he can
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