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Hi am a sub contractor for a compiny that dose tree work and am a climber have 3 years exsperince now a have my own kit ie climbing kit and top handle saw own ppe and my qustion is this i am on day rate with them at £80 per day i have to be at the yard for 7am and stop at 4.30pm but sometimes i am not getting back to the yard till half 5 or evan 6pm what would be my day rate as i am not good with price per day?

 

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Cheers for the advice and will be looking in to the priceing more and how would i go dealing with it as i have sind a sub contract with the compiny

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Rates are dependant on many things. Local labour prices, availability of staff, expected production levels & strength of the local market being a few.

I will not comment on your wage, but remember it is easy to price yourself out of the market. I would recommend a calm constructive conversation with your employer(s) & see what you can negotiate.

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Am I the only one that's noticed you didn't mention what certification you hold? It makes a difference to what you can charge.

 

As others have said competent climber with tickets a saw and PPE ought to be 100/day as a minimum for a standard day. Anything less isn't worth doing, by the time you have bought or replaced kit, LOLER inspections, tax and insurance you would be financially better off stacking shelves.

 

What kind of contract have you signed? Subbies are free agents, they come and go as the work dictates. The tax man has rules about sub contract work. An employer cant call you a subbie if you are full time for them ad infinitum. They have to employ you on the books with sick pay holiday pay PPE provided and such like that may be "inconvenient" to them.

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Am I the only one that's noticed you didn't mention what certification you hold? It makes a difference to what you can charge.

 

As others have said competent climber with tickets a saw and PPE ought to be 100/day as a minimum for a standard day. Anything less isn't worth doing, by the time you have bought or replaced kit, LOLER inspections, tax and insurance you would be financially better off stacking shelves.

 

What kind of contract have you signed? Subbies are free agents, they come and go as the work dictates. The tax man has rules about sub contract work. An employer cant call you a subbie if you are full time for them ad infinitum. They have to employ you on the books with sick pay holiday pay PPE provided and such like that may be "inconvenient" to them.

 

3 months is their cut-off, IIRC. :001_smile:

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I hold NPTC tickets cs 30 31 38 39 and the contract was to say i will be working with them and for insurence and to know what is exspected of me ie that a will do diffrent jobs with in the compiny and help out doing diffrent tasks and to say they give me the equipment a need for the job.

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