At the end of the day, this Bbarneybeans character is a one-topic poster spreading yet even more disinformation about the IfL. The IfL had NO impact upon the quality, standards or professionalism in teaching. They spammed you a terrible magazine twice a year and would indulge in some data-entry (CPD collection) on your behalf. OFSTED have (arguably) more impact upon the standards and quality of provision in any FE college than the IfL could ever dream of. This is the sad reality of it all and now the IfL is voluntary it will shrivel and die like it deserves. Us professionals will defend any erosion of working conditions, as we should, through our unions. The subject of a professional body in FE will need to discussed but the IfL was not it. This is simply a step in the right direction.