Yes, visit the houses and use their land and car parks for free, but at least I don't give them any money. And, if they ask why I am not a member of NT, I tell them.
Better still - join the National Trust for Scotland - its cheaper than English NT but one still gets into English NT properties for free - and you also get Gift Aid relief.
Also, NTS does not allow fox hunting (aka trail hunting!) on its land whereas NT does.
Good haul this year - 6 bottle case of Bordeaux, 1 bottle Pomerol and another of St Emilion, 2 large fillet steaks, 3 bottles Champagne, desk diary (regular every year), 2 calendars and not forgetting some kisses (from female clients!). Even an indoor orange tree (!?). 2 bottles of Aussie Shiraz were recycled as gifts to delivery drivers!
I only wear suits for funerals (which includes clients) (but sometimes they have to be multi-coloured depending on the deceased's wishes). Otherwise it's chinos (cords in winter) and a shirt (no tie) and a warm jumper (sometimes 2 - too mean to turn the heating up!)
It's not qualifications that matter - it's knowledge! Qualifications help but not necessarily.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Are you dead yet?
I had this same problem with Nationwide a month ago. The mortgage adviser seemed completely unaware of GDPR! After I had insisted that he get in touch with his IT guys, an encrypted email facility was made available (which they had all along but he had not been aware of it). They sent me an encrypted email to reply to. Then the mortgage adviser emailed me the password. Aghh!!!
Ended up posting it.
No - you meant association football (the slang term for which is soccer)
I use T3 in Sage to separate partially exempt expenses from T1 full vat reclaimable items. One still has to prepare the partial exemption calculations using a spreadsheet but it make the separation of items easier.
I agree. What's special about Good Friday and Easter Monday (unless you are a Christian)? I was brought up in Yorkshire and we worked Good Friday and had a day called Easter Tuesday off instead.