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Topic Title: 2012 IET Membership Subscription
Topic Summary: GBP 191.50! Is it really worth to pay?
Created On: 15 October 2011 09:25 AM
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 15 October 2011 09:25 AM
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SAVIO

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Dear All,

Is it really worth to pay GBP 191.50 for my 2012 IET membership subscription?
 15 October 2011 10:53 AM
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AndyTaylor

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The answer to that question will vary with each individual. Perhaps the question should be what are you getting for your money? That will also vary with each individual, but my view is that what you get out of the IET depends on how much you make use of the services, and how much you contribute. Many people I know just pay their annual subscription and that's as far as it goes, they never attend any IET events and don't participate at all, they may see that as not good value for money, but that is largely their own fault. I would expect that someone who regularly attends events, and makes good use of other IET services may well see the subscription as good value.

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Andy Taylor CEng MIET
 17 October 2011 08:07 AM
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tickner

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It's almost 5% increase! Now that's still taking the p***.

I'd be tempted to raise a motion of no confidence in the trustees but it's probably better I just cancel my direct debit!

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Mark Tickner CEng MIET

Edited: 17 October 2011 at 11:57 AM by tickner
 17 October 2011 09:20 AM
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Jim Harden

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I thought the fees were to be "revealed" at begining of Nov - last time I looked this was mid Oct - have I lost 2 weeks?

I think the Trustees/Leadership have serious questions to answer!!!!!

COME ON IET - STOP RIPPING US OF

Me thinks "vote of no confidence" may be necessary.

Jim Harden
 17 October 2011 10:25 AM
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mbirdi

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Where is the link pointing to the increased fees?

The 2012 IEEE annual full membership fees are $151 (£96). That's equal to the 2012 IoP annual fees (same as 2011), assuming 9+ years experience. At this price a registered member can swap their MIET for MIEEE and MInstP.

Looks like the IET can judge management and finance skills from candidates applying for CEng, but can't run their own institution in a cost effective way. Hopeless.....

Edited: 17 October 2011 at 11:32 AM by mbirdi
 17 October 2011 11:56 AM
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tickner

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Originally posted by: mbirdi
Where is the link pointing to the increased fees?

MyIET -> My Account -> My Membership

EngC fees seems to have gone up by £1.5 to £32.50 (+4.8%)
IET fees have gone from £152 to £159 (+4.6%)

I'm going to amend my post below because I was using the wrong base point, but that is still an above inflation hike.

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Mark Tickner CEng MIET
 17 October 2011 01:44 PM
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mbirdi

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Cheers Mark.
 17 October 2011 03:39 PM
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rar

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The increase has been about 10-11%.
How the IET may justify this increase?
 17 October 2011 05:02 PM
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Jim Harden

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Me thinks this coupled with Andrew Wilson's reply to my earlier concerns are the final straw.

Letter of resignation to Chief Exec being considered. The IET is a joke.


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 18 October 2011 02:16 PM
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Jim Harden

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Just checked with SOE - even with this years increase (approx 4%) they are still £40 cheaper than this. Staff are also helpful not rude and dismissive.

Think I will be going that route.

Jim Harden
 18 October 2011 02:25 PM
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DavidParr

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Jim, one thing I have never ever ever come across at the IET is any member of staff who is rude or dismissive!

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 18 October 2011 02:36 PM
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Jim Harden

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You obviously did not see Andrew Wilsons reply (which was subsequently amended by him) to my concerns about the current fees.

I was not the only one to take offence.


Jim Harden
 27 October 2011 07:30 PM
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Jim Harden

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Just seen on MYIET that me fees for 2012 are outstanding - how come when IET has not had the good manners to advise me of them despite requests.

Likewise I see they are now £157 - why such an increase

Director of Membership JUSTIFY this as I feel I am being ripped off?????
 04 November 2011 05:12 PM
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MikeWrigley

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Is it significant that, in three weeks, no member of staff or trustee has seen fit to respond? This suggests that the trustees are not accountable to the membership.

In terms of a direct answer to SAVIO's question, Andy T suggests that we should attend events. What events? In continental Europe there are none. I took a trip around the continental LNs' Web sites (including Cyprus and Malta) and found nothing. That's a serious "Why?"

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Mike Wrigley
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 11 November 2011 08:36 AM
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SAVIO

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I have got my MHKIE qualification to practice in Hong Kong. It only costs me GBP111 a year. Why should I have to pay another GBP191.50 for something I don't need. How to justify?
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