As mentioned elsewhere, for out calls 1 hour or further away from home (outside London), I am paid an electronic deposit of £65-200 by all new customers and then the balance in cash upfront on meeting (or on account at my discretion). I charge for my time only]:

  • Band 1.0 £200+ (deposit min 65 + 135 cash) – 1 hour in cities 1 hour away, followed by a £50 per hour surcharge
  • Reading, Southend, Guildford-Woking, Gatwick, MK, Luton, Stevenage (1.0)
  • Brighton, Swindon, Oxford (1.5 = £250)
  • Band 2.0 £300+ (deposit min 100 + 150 cash) – 1 hour in cities 2 hours away, followed by a £50 per hour surcharge.
  • Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester Ctr/Stockport/Wilmslow, Birmingham, East Anglia (2.0)
  • Manchester inner Suburbs, Sheffield Ctr, Doncaster (2.5 = £350)
  • Band 3.0 £400+ (deposit min 200 + 200 cash) – 1 hour in cities 3 hours away, followed by a £50 per hour surcharge.
  • Manchester outer Suburbs, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle Ctr, Cardiff (3.0)
  • Swansea (3.5 = £450)
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow (4.5-5.0 = £550-600)

Cornish Peninsula (Truro 5.0), Channel Islands, IOM, W Wales (Aberystwyth 5.0), Extra-urban Scotland, France/Benelux etc are surcharged according to band, or further negotiation if other appointments can be appended to the same journey, or travel costs are unusual.