Why accepting help is a sign of wisdom, not weakness

Why accepting help is a sign of wisdom, not weaknessIt is more common than you think for people to consider that accepting help is a sign of weakness.

Actually, it’s a sign of wisdom!

While it may sound simple enough, accepting help is something that can be extremely challenging for all of us at one time or another.

It can be especially hard for those of us that believe that seeking help undermines our independence and our ability to cope. However the truth is that by refusing to accept help, we ignore the fact that we are social beings who need to co-operate with one another in order to ensure that we thrive.

Seeing seeking help from others as a weakness is often a very ingrained pattern of thinking and may therefore be hard to overcome.

Be honest and challenge yourself!

Why accepting help is a sign of wisdom, not weakness:

  • Is this affecting you or your business?
  • Consider exactly why you think that asking for help is a sign of weakness.
  • Work through how not wanting to ever seek help is reinforced by unrealistic ideals and wishful thinking.
  • Look to reality instead of relying on wishful thinking.

Whatever your challenges or issues, why not seek support? It may just be what you need to do right now.

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HMRC reduces external debt collectors by 50 percent

HMRC reduces external debt collectors by 50 percent

HMRC reduces external debt collectors by 50 percent

Yesterday, we wrote about the UK tax-burden according to a recent report by UHY Hacker Young.

The same company has revealed that HMRC spent £6.8m on external debt collectors in 2014, compared to £14.8m in 2013.

This reduction is down by half, and is likely to have happened after the public backlash about the way in which debts were being persued.

The use of external debt collection agencies began in 2009 as HMRC were under pressure to get the most out of its tax take and reached a high in 2013.

Head of private client services at UHY Hacker Young, Mark Giddens, said;

“Debt collection agencies are rarely the most appropriate way for HMRC to collect unpaid taxes.

“HMRC need to be absolutely certain that they are correct when employing these sort of tactics. There is no guarantee that HMRC’s databases are exactly up to date. The danger is that if errors are made then taxpayers are left out of pocket and fighting for their own money against a government agency.”

HMRC can now also, rather controversially, taken on the power to demand that any disputed tax is paid up front. They are also looking at the possibility of taking unpaid taxes directly from people’s bank accounts.

What do you think of this whole affair? Is HMRC always right? What about genuine disputes and mistakes?

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