nice HETAS thread! I do a bit of landscaping and i can get approval from all manner of regulators if i copy one of my mates "compliance" paperwork and send it back with cheque and they will bless my van with an authoritve look emblem to say i that a am indeed a pro regardless of crack addiction and a history of burgling customers. its all bullshit and i think your followers are a percentage of tradesmen who rely on the fear of the emblem and the others are just sheep who mock in unison to be accepted in a crowd. what you say is spot on. all that bullshit about overheads and then contradictions about being small operators who work from home... and in "discussions" like these no one will ever answer your questions while continuing to try ridicule you. keep at it mate and screw popular opinion. most people think that most people are more stupid then them. as do i. as do those commenting on your thread too!