The Way it Works


Scapaflow says: July 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm 3 0 …

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July 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm



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essexbeancounter says:
July 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Given the current state of the “Profession”, wear your professional unpopularity as a badge of pride!
Scapa…I do…please believe me!…and with the greatest of pride, I can assure you!

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StevieBC says:
July 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm
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wottpi says:
July 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

However I believe to story is totally different for accountants
Since I can tell you are keen to read an accountancy body’s regulations on Conduct & Oversight… 😕


Bankruptcy should not of itself affect membership or student registration. A member or student who is declared bankrupt is required however to notify the Institute, and should continue to act professionally within the Laws of the Institute, including the Code of Ethics…”
Stevie and others…I can assure all that the moment a sniff of the word “bankrupt” hits the nostrils of my beloved ICAS regulators, a man from ICAS will be despatched, at my expense, to camp on my doorstep, with my resignation already written, and a pen at the ready for me to sign.
This also applies to ICAEW and ACCA…!

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scapaflow says:
July 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm
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essexbeancounter says:
July 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Actually its a pretty good summary of just how broken UK PLC is, and, why many countries look on the City of London as little more than a banana republic with a great Opera Company.
Scapa…whilst agreeing with your sentiments entirely, many countries do not look upon UK Plc as a “banana republic” but as one of the safest and best regulated tax havens on the planet…and that is the underlying concept which drives the current City of London as an offshore business centre…hey, hold on, is this not where we all started from in the days of RFC(IL)….offshore trusts and sub-trusts?

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Tic 6709 says:
July 20, 2014 at 10:57 am

A Tall Monitor.@ 9.40am.
Never mind the shenanigans going on in Ibrox, the bottom line surely is that, irrespective of the fact that there is a company (any company) operating a football club, the primary business of the company (and, in reality, the reason for the company’s existence) is football and that is why the company exists. Why then should the company legally, morally and legitimately be allowed to say that the football club is at arm’s length from the company and therefore not liable when the operation of that football club runs into financial difficulties, for whatever reason?
Perfect summary.
And that gentlemen, is a “perfect summary” of British company law in the 21st century…makes you feel proud does it not?

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On your blagging rights, can I suggest a good QC? ( see my post of 15.08 this afternoon) broken heart


JC (ok I will stop!!!), you are defaulting to type here…acting as the “barrack room lawyer” as that miscreant poster described you the other day…

Then again, you have probably spent far too much time in the courts over the years on behalf of the site…laugh

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There was a poster under the name ‘ Essexbeancounter’ who never let anyone forget that fact,jimbo, always referring to John Clark(e).

I do hope he is alive and well and looking in occasionally.


He is indeed alive and well and looking in constantly JC(e)…many thanks for your kind thoughts…especially after all these years…how many did you say…?…Eight?
I would remind all bloggers that I still have blagging rights to the John Clark(e) moniker from all those years ago…devil

Nice to see Hoopy and NR Cat1 re-appearing and posting…is this a harbinger of some cataclysmic or administration event?

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Just logged on to state that "earlier reports of my death" have been greatly exaggerated…I have been lurking in deepest Essex and  not missed a single blog or post, especially from my old literary mentor John Clarke(e) and fellow "beancounter" StevieBC…and all the other regular posters/suspects.

My day has been marked with the announcement of the death of that TRUE sports writer and PROPER journalist Hugh McIlvanney…RIP

His piece in The Observer on the death of Jock Stein moved me to tears, and not just because I had paid £3 for a hard copy of the paper in Menorca…I would love to find that article again…


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StevieBCDecember 22, 2017 at 18:29Guess that the CoS result could /should trigger a couple of events in the short-term;– King resigns from RIFC & – the auditors Campbell Dallas ‘do walking away’ ?You would think…?  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Their reputation is on the line. I would think ICAS practice regulation are keeping a close watch on this one._______________________________________________________
ICAS Practice Regulation only get upset when recalcitrant, (no, not “concomitant”) members, like me, fail to return meaningless checklists or forms in time.
Please believe me…I have “got form” in this area…. 01
Only when a serious complaint from “members of the public” is received, would any notice be taken…and minimum action result…
Please remember, that ICAS members, at least 20 in number, have been involved in this whole RFC/MIH/TRFC/TRIFC omnishambles over the last 20 years or so….and….yup…a big fat zilch from the “public”…
I rest my case….

The Lost Voice of the Armageddon Virus
“….(the phrase I had used was taken from a description of Falstaff in ‘Henry IV’ ( apologies, Essex, for a the reference to Shakespoke. Nice to have you back, btw!)…”
Good morning JC(e)…I was wondering when you would resurrect my old “bete-noire” Shakingspeare…19
Delighted to see that you are all the others are still banging away at the shame that masquerades as governance in Scottish football…

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