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  1. Jamwak

    Jamwak New Member

    Just interested in what people think is a better way to do things. Working across yorkshire/Lancashire coast to coast doing general plumbing repairs/installs as a subcontractor. Now I'm currently on a day rate which i think is pretty good but I don't charge mileage. Can do a minimum 300 miles Monday to Friday. Managed 450 by Wednesday recently. So do people prefer an hourly rate plus a mileage or a day rate with or without mileage?
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    50p a mile on top of day rate ours is
  3. Jamwak

    Jamwak New Member

    Cheers I felt 50p a mile on top is what should charge.
  4. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Don't forget that 50p also covers wear & tear on your vehicle not just fuel.
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  5. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The one big one everybody forgets is all those extra miles are devaluing your van re-sale value when ever you sell it .
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  6. Jamwak

    Jamwak New Member

    Cheers for the advice. One more question.
    It's terms of charging mileage. Who I sub to pays my tax through cis. So when I invoice next will they pay my mileage after tax deductions?
  7. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Be carful contracting like this if this is the only work your doing for one companay the tax office could class you as not self employed
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