I have never joined mainly because the IFA never seems to actually do
anything useful, and also because applying for Member status involves an
incredible amount of form-filling and work getting copies of publications
etc together. It really would take days. If it would also cost me, on the
basis you mention, about £200 a year - forget it.
What did the IFA ever do for me? The only real thing I have noticed is that
they try and block me from employment because I am not a member. Time the
IFA was disbanded and re-founded on a different basis altogether.
Just my personal opinion....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Catherine Petts [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 7:29 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: IFA AMNESTY
> I was very surprised to be told by the family archaeologist that the IFA
> subscription is salary related and that members earning £12K-16K pay £70 a
> year and this rises to £140 at £16K and goes up further for higher
> If this is correct I am surprised that IFA has any members at all. Amnesty
> or not he will not be rejoining IFA because of the cost and because he
> not consider that it offers value for money
> I belong to two profesional societies, both for professions where the
> average salary is probably tracking £30K. One is of a similar size and
> of operations to IFA and has a flat rate subscription of £80. The other is
> much larger and operates on a far larger scale and has a flat rate
> subscription of £98. My husband is a Chartered Engineer and a member of
> of the main engineering institutes. He pays just over £100 a year, again
> this is not salary related.
> If i was offering marketing advice to IFA i would be suggesting that their
> problem was that they had priced their ptoduct out of the market and that
> deep price cuts were necessary if they wanted to increase membership - and
> Catherine Petts
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