Archive for the ‘Square Circular’ Category

Issue 47

Some people seem to regard autumn as a melancholy time of year.  Not surprising when it gets dark at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Writing about tax in a Square Circular can also be a melancholy business, always having to give warnings about this or that problem.  That’s why we’ve included an exciting brief note…

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Issue 46

You really must be a pensioner if you can remember Martha and the Vandellas and their 1963 song “Heatwave”.  Just right for the summer.  According to the song “love is burning in my heart, I can’t keep from crying (it’s like a heatwave)”. We do appreciate that reading about tax can give you heartburn and…

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Issue 45

Turn back to 1835 when Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote his poem, Locksley Hall. In it he said “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. Apparently, they didn’t have a Spring Budget and Finance Bill back in the 1830s so young men didn’t have enough to think about.  Further to…

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Issue 44

We are told that winter is when the axis of the Earth in the respective hemisphere is oriented away from the Sun.  That’s why, at this time of year, you particularly need a Square Circular to put a little sunshine into your day. As usual, we cover a few different topics, although this Issue, the…

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Issue 43

Apparently before the 16th Century autumn was usually known as “harvest”. Hence the German word “herbst” and the Scots word “hairst”.  Only more recently has it become known as autumn (from the old French word “autompne”).  On the other side of the Atlantic they like to be different and call it “fall”. Fascinating stuff.  We…

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