In a staggering display of apathy, a mere 12% (15000) of the membership of the ICAEW bothered to vote on the proposal for the 9% subscriptions hike.
63.7% of those who could be bothered to vote, voted in favour of increasing the basic member subscription by 9%, to £252 from £231.
I hope that the 111000 members, who could not be bothered to vote, feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
If this level of apathy is repeated in the merger vote in October, the ICAEW may well win the vote; even though the majority of the membership will not have made their voices heard.
I hope, that more of the membership votes (even if it is in favour of the merger) in October.