Pricing, Billing & Expenses
We don't like talking about money in Britain but let's break the mould. Here's all you need to know about my approach to pricing, billing, and expenses.
I believe in open and honest pricing, it's why I publish my rates publically. Before starting out together we'll agree the package of work, the total or monthly cost, the duration of the project and document it all in an easy to understand contract.
For on–going retainer based engagments I issue invoices at the beginning of each month and kindly ask you pay within seven days. For project based work I request 50% on signing and 50% on completion.
I am registered for VAT in the UK (registration number 177672955). If applicable VAT will be charged at 20% and clearly stated on the invoice.
Some projects will require third–party contributions (e.g. content producers, printing, etc). I'll identify these costs well in advance and will only proceed with your written agreement. These can be billed as project expenses or settled directly.
I love to travel and am happy to get on a train or plane to meet you in person. All reasonable travel expenses will be agreed in advance and I will pass on copies of all receipts with my invoice.
UK meetings outside of the South–West generally require train fare and a single nights accommodation. For longer trips, I respectfully request flights and a minimum of two nights accommodation (i.e. the night before the meeting and the night of our meeting. This means we can get the most from our time together).
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Life has changed a lot in 2020 and although I hope to one day get back on a plane or a train I have been, and will continue to be, working remotely with all clients during the global pandemic. I am happy to use whichever video/audio platform you prefer (I tend to choose Google Meet for easy scheduling) and am flexible around UK working hours if you operate on a different time zone. Thanks for your understanding.