And so the much-threatened Business Record Checks letters arrive. I expected the odd one - but for some reason I have 11 on day one, All of them giving a couple of weeks grace to contact them or to await a call in a couple of weeks time from them.
The letter posits three conclusions from their chat - (a) Fine, you can go on your way, nothing to see here, (b) we'll invite our Business Education Support Team to contact you to offer re-education and (c) we'll be round to check your records. In general terms our clients are pretty clueless and their bookkeeping varies from plastic bag techniques to itemised spreadsheets. A couple of clients on my Day One list will be ringing them, but the volumes being selected here appear very high and I can't think they'll have the manpower to chat through things properly.
But then maybe it's me being picked on. Does anyone know the volume involved with this exercise?