Robert is the author of more than 40 published works:
He also produces text in the form of newsletters, website content, booklets and even whole books of any size. This ranges from technical content for a series of accountants’ websites to a monthly satirical column in Payroll World.
His published output exceeds 2.5 million words. This is three times the quantity that Shakespeare managed (though perhaps not quite so enduring).
He can write for the tax specialist, non-specialist or for any audience in between.
Writing for the non-specialist means that jargon is avoided, and technical terms are properly explained before being used.
For the specialist, references to Acts of Parliament, statutory regulations and tax cases can be included as required. Robert has a large library of tax law, including case reports, which allow him to provide comprehensive commentary on current taxes, including an understanding of tax history that can provide a useful perspective. He once even advised the BBC on window tax!
Articles on this website show his clear style of being able to explain even the most obscure points of tax in simple terms. His style is to provide an outline of how tax law works first, and then move on to statutory definitions and exceptions.
Tax Factbook and Payroll Factbook each contained more than 800,000 words, which is longer than the Bible.
He has written for The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Investor’s Chronicle, Taxation, The Accountant, Accountancy and many other magazines and newsletters. He provides website content for a company that syndicates it to hundreds of accounting firms.
He also compiles crossword puzzles and quizzes, and has written a local history and a humorous dictionary of terms encountered by a church organist.
Appearing on Radio 2 and Radio 4 on the same day. (He did BBC Radio Wales in the evening.)
He co-wrote a guide on law and finance for church organists, as a result of which he appeared on Jeremy Vine Programme (Radio 2) and PM (Radio 4) on the same day.