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the return of “pay as you drive”

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The government is currently considering pay as you drive charges with varied rates depending on the roads and times used.

Generally we (those of us who are suppliers) contract for a fee plus expenses and the latter normally contains a "pence per mile" figure for travelling, (indeed the Revenue actually sets acceptable rates for this)

Has anyone got any opinions as to how we can manage this in the light of the proposed variable toll rates.

I'd be interested to hear from buyers about how they view this as well as from the claimants.

Rus

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3 Responses

  1. Build it into costs
    Hi Rus

    We use trainers and training companies who subsequently charge travel expenses out so I would say to them to check before submitting a quote. I know this involves more planning about the route to a job and anticipating the time of day on the road but this info should be avaiable, and then it can be built into the quote.
    Its a great point to have btw.

    Blake

  2. nice one
    Blake
    I agree with your theory but my last proposal was for three course titles using two associates, to be delivered across six offices throughout the UK to be called off during a 12 month period but with a non-definite number of actual courses.
    The only way to have had any commercial confidence that I could realistically quote for this would have been to have built a fairly significant margin of error into the figures, this would have been dishonourable and potentially overpricing.

    How could a client company know that they are not being ripped off (other than the trust they already have in their supplier)? also what will be the situation regarding tax reclaim.

    Finally the tax will have to be collected by the Revenue after the event…possibly at the end of a month/quarter. Where will this leave a supllier in the event of late payment of invoice or of query of invoice?
    R

  3. Timing
    Rus
    I run lots of regional type courses that vary in length from 1 to 3 days. many participants who attend commute to and from the venue on a daily basis. If i was a buyer / direct supplier I would seriously consider start and finish times for training courses. This would not only assist in keeping trainer costs down but also attendee costs.

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