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kellogs64

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Hi there,someone wants me to do a pat test out off town n im wondering how much to charge per mile in a 1.9 diesel car. many thanks in advance for any help .
 
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DurhamSparky

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its your business charge what you need to charge to
A cover your time/expense
B make a profit...
 

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taxman allows around 43p/mile. that's to cover fuel, repairs, tax, etc. i generally charge £1.20/mile. that covers my travel time as well.
 
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kellogs64

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im charging them an hourly rate for my time,not sure what you would or could charge per mile to cover the running costs of the car
 
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DurhamSparky

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charge them hourly rate from moment you set off to the job. stop clock as your about to leave...!
 
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kellogs64

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is,nt 43p a bit high when i can claim that back on my tax at the end off the year ?

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yes i will thanks
 
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Octopus

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TIP: Set a minimum charge for PAT testing at £50 or 20 items @ £2.50 - This is what I do and have a set downloadable file on my website for customers to read - if they don't like it then they can go elsewhere.

Remember you're in business to make a living, not be a charity case for customers!
 
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oldtimer

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is,nt 43p a bit high when i can claim that back on my tax at the end off the year ?

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yes i will thanks
its 45p and you should show business and personal milage
 
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kellogs64

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cool,still no real answer for my problem so i just pulled a number out my head did about 62miles so i charged him 20 notes aswell as my hourly rate. does it seem fair to you guys
 
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SW1970

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Tel's answer above is quite informative. You need to own your cost and income structure, no-one else is going to do it for you. Work out what your costs are, how much profit do you want to make (don't forget tax, NI etc), and there's your price to the customer. If others are charging less and you're not winning jobs because of price, it's time to review costs and profit. Best approach is to do a monthly target (for costs and income) for the whole year and that'll give you an idea of whether you're on track or not as you go through the year. There's plenty of small business advice about this sort of stuff on the web.
 

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