I really don't know where to put this question, so I'll try here first.
I have been in lengthy dialogue with a travel agent (working from home for a franchise) to plan a forthcoming trip of 13 days, total spend over 6k. We're at the point of commit = send the agent over 4k, rest to be sent later. At that point she will book all flights and car hire and hotels.
Firstly, my spreadsheet shows a different (smaller) total - but not by enough to worry me.
However, today, at my insistence, she has sent an invoice.
I had to blink. This is not an invoice (for thousands of pounds) by any definition. It is the itinerary with a company logo on top. There is no date, no invoice number, no break down of charges, just the itinerary and final sum. No company address or contact details: all the missing details are required by law in UK.
I am very uneasy. She's been in the travel business for 20 years and should know all about invoicing business (or leisure) customers.
I've emailed our accountant for advice but I think I know what he's going to say.
What do you think? It's a lot of money and a big commit.