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Vic 575 replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase

15% and 20% seems to me to be eye wateringly high rates of increase. I suppose it depends what you are charging to start with. If for instance someone is only charging twenty quid to mow a small lawn, then 20% of that is only £4, so not very much…"
3 minutes ago
Richard Stone replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"We will almost certainly be applying a reasonable increase as a percentage across the board where contracts permit - some clients are tied in on three year fixed price but not many.  I think it is important to consider the value of the service…"
1 hour ago
Mjc replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"One of my regular customers who I do a lot of work for told me he was increasing my pay last year, it really does make you feel good when that happens! "
4 hours ago
Andrew . Perkins replied to Jes Gardner's discussion Palm tree
"Its a coryline australis, looks a bit tricky to dig out with the shed / narrow gap . Will SBK not see it off ?"
4 hours ago
Mjc replied to Luke brooks's discussion A different hedge experience
"I saw a doctor on TV the other day saying that Omicron infection numbers are not a problem so long as folk are not getting seriously ill, which many are not. Of course the media have got to make a bad story out of everything and so keep going on and…"
4 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Martyn Parrish has joined ICL as Technical Area Sales Manager for North London and surrounding counties.Martyn began his career in greenkeeping and started working at his local golf club at the age of 16. During his time as a Greenkeeper, he…
6 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Luke brooks's discussion A different hedge experience
"Yes, some people are very rude and there’s no excuse for that. However, expecting anyone to wear a mask, outside in the fresh air, is quite frankly ridiculous.
If you are indeed vulnerable, then it’s up to you to take the precautions that you feel…"
6 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Jes Gardner's discussion Palm tree
6 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Jes Gardner's discussion Palm tree
"I would ask one of the sites advertisers Progreen Weed Control "
7 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Jes Gardner's discussion Palm tree
" One thing I would add is once the roots start to rot they can smell like a rotting corpse.
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7 hours ago
John F replied to Jes Gardner's discussion Palm tree
"We have one of these outside our front window ,before we moved in the builders cut it down but it came back , previous owners planted it 46 years ago . 
It appeared to die one winter and the root turned to mush which I dug out and I put down a…"
8 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Luke brooks's discussion A different hedge experience
"I think during lock down everyone was just happy to be alive, now we all just want to live normally again. 
There's so many self-righteous narsassits about these days.
I miss the lock down traffic so much."
9 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"I put mine up 20% starting last autumn l still have a few left do which will be in spring, because i lost my nerve after a big argument with a customer about it. 
Hoping I'll lose some old wood in the process.
One customer even offered and gave me a…"
9 hours ago
Jes Gardner posted a discussion
We have cut a palm tree down today and now need to kill off the stump. Is there any stump killer that is best to use on this type of tree. 
9 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Price increase
"I'm definately doing it... but I'm waiting till the grass starts growing - there's more pressure then for them to accept and pay up, rather than looking elsewhere.
I do it with a letter, this year it will point to Diesel costs, NI hike, costs of…"
13 hours ago
John F replied to Luke brooks's discussion A different hedge experience
"People wanted to be awkward before covid no one likes restrictions and will challenge restrictions . 
Other day i encountered a pedestrian road block on my own lane due to a huge crane having to lift soil over a roof , the guys doing the work were…"
22 hours ago
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Price increase

Evening all , raring to get back at it now and I'm going to increase my charges across the board I'm wondering if it's best to increase by a set percentage and how everyone else goes about it ? Email?? Fuel and equipment costs are rising so I feel…

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