I'm sure there are hundreds of posts on this topic, but I can't seem to find any of them when searching Any Answers, so apologies if this has been covered before.
I am considering retiring my CIMA membership, simply because it's costing over £350 per year and money is still very tight. I just don't get anything back for the money I pay out. I work predominantly with very small businesses (sole traders, one man bands, very small limited companies and a couple of charities) and many of them simply aren't interested when I try to dazzle them with my qualifications.
Are there any repercussions of giving up my ACMA? I realise I would have to register with HMRC for MLRegs, but I can't see that there would be much more of a difference. I could also re-register for a fee at any time in the future if I needed to.
I'm very proud of my qualification and would feel very sad to let it go, I just cannot justify the cost!
I'd be grateful for any advice from anyone who has gone this route or decided against going this route for any reason.
Many thanks in advance