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For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Chancellor George Osborne inspires Perl Program

From today's budget speech ...

$oldvat = 1.175;
$newvat = 1.2;
 
printf ("%8s %8s %8s\n","net","old","new");
for ($amount=60; $amount<90; $amount++) {
  next if ($amount%2 and $amount%5);
  $oldgross = $amount * $oldvat;
  $newgross = $amount * $newvat;
  printf ("%8.2f %8.2f %8.2f\n",$amount,$oldgross,$newgross);
  }
 
__END__


The Chancellor has announced a rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20%, from 4th January next. We quote our course prices VAT exclusive, so the prices of those will naturally adjust (although as we've not changed our prices in several years, now may be the time to do so). However, hotel room rates are quoted net, and if we were to leave the 90 pound charge unchanged (for example) we would be about 2 pounds out of pocket on each let.

The calculation / decision to be made on room prices 2011 isn't even as simple as ensuring the same income; we also need to consider whether our suppliers will increase their prices, or swallow the VAT increase; if they swallow it (perhaps because they in turn pay VAT) then we might find our net expenses on that part of the business decreasing.

And we need to consider the tidiness of the figures too. 17.5% has been a nightmare we've got use to, with awkward net or gross figures on transactions. However, the rise to a cleaner 20% may make it much easier for us to keep both net and gross prices clean.

No need for any decision yet - I should ask Lisa and Chris for their views, and wait to see what others are saying, and whether our suppliers who quote VAT inclusive do indeed push up all the prices. This could turn out - for the business person - to be a big non-event, or it might stoke inflation.

perl forvat
net old new
60.00 70.50 72.00
62.00 72.85 74.40
64.00 75.20 76.80
65.00 76.38 78.00
66.00 77.55 79.20
68.00 79.90 81.60
70.00 82.25 84.00
72.00 84.60 86.40
74.00 86.95 88.80
75.00 88.12 90.00
76.00 89.30 91.20
78.00 91.65 93.60
80.00 94.00 96.00
82.00 96.35 98.40
84.00 98.70 100.80
85.00 99.88 102.00
86.00 101.05 103.20
88.00 103.40 105.60
Dorothy-2:j10p grahamellis$


(written 2010-06-22, updated 2010-06-23)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
P207 - Perl - File Handling
  [12] How many people in a room? - (2004-08-12)
  [114] Relative or absolute milkman - (2004-11-10)
  [255] STDIN, STDOUT, STDERR and DATA - Perl file handles - (2005-03-23)
  [616] printf - a flawed but useful function - (2006-02-22)
  [618] Perl - its up to YOU to check your file opened - (2006-02-23)
  [702] Iterators - expressions tha change each time you call them - (2006-04-27)
  [867] Being sure to be positive in Perl - (2006-09-15)
  [1312] Some one line Perl tips and techniques - (2007-08-21)
  [1416] Good, steady, simple example - Perl file handling - (2007-10-30)
  [1442] Reading a file multiple times - file pointers - (2007-11-23)
  [1467] stdout v stderr (Tcl, Perl, Shell) - (2007-12-10)
  [1709] There is more that one way - Perl - (2008-07-14)
  [1841] Formatting with a leading + / Lua and Perl - (2008-10-15)
  [1860] Seven new intermediate Perl examples - (2008-10-30)
  [1861] Reactive (dynamic) formatting in Perl - (2008-10-31)
  [2233] Transforming data in Perl using lists of lists and hashes of hashes - (2009-06-12)
  [2405] But I am reading from a file - no need to prompt (Perl) - (2009-09-14)
  [2818] File open and read in Perl - modernisation - (2010-06-19)
  [2833] Fresh Perl Teaching Examples - part 2 of 3 - (2010-06-27)
  [3326] Finding your big files in Perl - design considerations beyond the course environment - (2011-06-14)
  [3548] Dark mornings, dog update, and Python and Lua courses before Christmas - (2011-12-10)
  [3830] Traversing a directory in Perl - (2012-08-08)
  [3839] Spraying data from one incoming to series of outgoing files in Perl - (2012-08-15)

M101 - Well House Manor - Business Accommodation in Melksham
  [717] A customer service company - (2006-05-11)
  [721] Residential - (2006-05-15)
  [731] Hotel Technology Requirements - (2006-05-24)
  [844] Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-08-24)
  [857] Strikingly busy - (2006-09-06)
  [873] Hotel Exchange Rates - (2006-09-21)
  [889] Opening approaches! - (2006-10-08)
  [902] Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham - (2006-10-22)
  [926] Training rooms to learn Open Source programming - (2006-11-15)
  [963] George Hotel and Well House Manor, Melksham - (2006-12-04)
  [1011] Well House Manor and Beechfield House, Hotels, Melksham - (2006-12-29)
  [1059] Three sets of twins - (2007-01-31)
  [1079] Wilts and Berks - two conference / training rooms in Melksham - (2007-02-14)
  [1089] Playing old games - (2007-02-22)
  [1164] Grand Central Station - (2007-04-27)
  [1318] Well House Manor - feature comparison against the old place! - (2007-08-24)
  [1520] Terms and Conditions - Hotel, England - plain English - (2008-01-26)
  [1676] A warm welcome for visitors from the USA - (2008-06-14)
  [1701] Training Course and Business Conference Technology - (2008-07-07)
  [1748] Hotel room prices - Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-08-11)
  [1808] We love children ... but our hotel is not going to be their scene - (2008-09-24)
  [1824] Which is your best hotel room? - (2008-10-07)
  [1907] Melksham Hotel Rates - (2008-11-25)
  [1929] 2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices - (2008-12-07)
  [2024] Carry on Training - in spite of the weather - (2009-02-03)
  [2558] Happy new decade - and course and hotel prices for 2010 - (2010-01-01)
  [2581] Snow scenes - and how snow effected our business - (2010-01-16)
  [2925] Well House - the pictures - (2010-08-16)
  [2984] Customer Review - Hotel Room, Melksham - (2010-10-03)
  [3107] Hotel and Training Course prices - the effect of the VAT rise on 4th January 2011 - (2010-12-26)
  [3405] Where do businessmen stay in Melksham? - (2011-08-25)
  [3969] Four in a Bed comes to Melksham tonight - (2013-01-09)
  [4005] New guest ... becoming returning guest - (2013-02-15)
  [4137] Early morning - welcoming business and leisure guests to Melksham - (2013-07-10)
  [4570] A warm welcome awaits you at Well House Manor, Melksham - (2015-11-02)
  [4603] Happy New Year. Our customers are our ambassadors - (2016-01-01)
  [4614] PC Plod - alive and scaremongering in Wiltshire? - (2016-01-04)

G502 - Well House Consultants - Business Practice
  [15] 90 to 10 or 80 to 20 rule - (2004-08-15)
  [27] Sales technique - (2004-08-25)
  [68] Get the strategy worked out and the tactics just fall into place. - (2004-09-30)
  [77] Telephone systems - (2004-10-07)
  [88] Getting the right level of trainer - (2004-10-14)
  [95] Five red flags - (2004-10-21)
  [108] A typical morning - (2004-11-03)
  [121] Fair and Simple - (2004-11-17)
  [125] Staff theft - (2004-11-21)
  [129] Trawling our site to prevent student copying - (2004-11-24)
  [137] Certification schemes - (2004-12-02)
  [157] Automatic service upgrades - (2004-12-19)
  [180] Skunk works - (2005-01-17)
  [188] Pink elephant and appreciation - (2005-01-24)
  [200] Tips for the top - (2005-02-03)
  [211] Look after your staff and they'll look after you. AOL. - (2005-02-12)
  [217] Use of time - (2005-02-16)
  [226] Growing our systems - (2005-02-24)
  [297] A reminder that the customer is King - (2005-05-01)
  [321] Sales - the alternative close - (2005-05-23)
  [399] simplicity hides real size - (2005-07-31)
  [438] Fair system for travel and accommodation expenses - (2005-09-07)
  [457] Do the work and take the risk - a PHP contract to avoid - (2005-10-06)
  [467] Tell them three times - (2005-10-17)
  [487] On line course booking - credit card protection - (2005-11-06)
  [491] Being atypical is typical - (2005-11-10)
  [536] Cancellations and penalties - (2005-12-21)
  [626] Not just a pretty face to answer the phone. - (2006-02-26)
  [652] Morning Post - (2006-03-20)
  [664] Ruby course - oops - it's not happening - (2006-04-01)
  [766] Discounts and approved supplier lists - (2006-06-17)
  [808] Sales call - (2006-07-19)
  [849] Staff Meeting - (2006-08-30)
  [869] UNABLE TO ATTEND - (2006-09-16)
  [883] Age discrimination law - (2006-10-01)
  [906] A commitment we won't be making - (2006-10-27)
  [1057] Selling by phone and Skype - our policy - (2007-01-30)
  [1084] Writing terms and conditions for conferences and other events - (2007-02-17)
  [1133] B-2-B Networking, 20th April. Useful for YOUR business? - (2007-04-03)
  [1157] Speed Networking - a great evening and how we arranged it - (2007-04-21)
  [1165] Extended Credit request - train in June and be paid in September - (2007-04-27)
  [1243] Heavy duty hole punch - (2007-06-24)
  [1260] An inspirational business talk from one of our prospective MPs - (2007-07-06)
  [1263] 0800 043 8225 - a new phone number for Well House - (2007-07-10)
  [1319] Customer feedback - lifeblood of a business - (2007-08-25)
  [1342] Google, wwmdirectory, Freshwater, ATP - new scam? - (2007-09-09)
  [1373] New Month, New Quarter, New Laws - (2007-10-01)
  [1394] Business to Business Networking - North and West Wilts / Melksham - (2007-10-17)
  [1453] What makes our courses special? - (2007-12-02)
  [1485] Copyright and theft of images, bandwidth and members. - (2007-12-26)
  [1626] Early May - a short chance to regroup and improve - (2008-05-01)
  [1713] Ways to accept credit cards - or not! - (2008-07-19)
  [1855] Volunteer v Employee - a skewed balance? (FSB) - (2008-10-25)
  [1913] Alastair Darling helps make paperwork and confusion - (2008-11-30)
  [2044] Please Trouble me - (2009-02-16)
  [2122] Commission Creep - (2009-04-08)
  [2126] Weeding out old phone numbers - (2009-04-11)
  [2161] Get it right ... if it goes wrong, it takes so much effort to sort out! - (2009-05-08)
  [2187] Are we IITT (Institute of IT Training) members? - (2009-05-17)
  [2190] How you are (re)presented at an exhibition - (2009-05-19)
  [2283] Everyone is in the customer relations business - (2009-07-12)
  [2331] Certification Revisted - Lua - (2009-08-09)
  [2465] Melksham Town - asleep or awake? - (2009-10-21)
  [2598] An excuse for making a sales call - (2010-01-26)
  [2788] Cost of Sales - (2010-06-01)
  [2936] The service that customers should receive - (2010-08-27)
  [2966] Cheap Country Hotel in Melksham, Wiltshire? - (2010-09-21)
  [3073] Customer Service - the boundary - (2010-11-27)
  [3157] A new monopoly on the ferry to Northern Ireland - (2011-02-04)
  [3333] Honesty and a friendly welcome goes a long way - (2011-06-25)
  [3506] Cold call contacts - preference services and turning off spam sales approaches - (2011-11-03)
  [3613] Keeping Business Local. But is that realistic? - (2012-02-13)
  [3665] Will will smile? - (2012-03-22)
  [3750] Matching opening hours to when customers can come in and buy - (2012-06-04)
  [3755] Cruising on the Mersey Ferry? - (2012-06-07)
  [4107] Snog, Marry, Avoid - (2013-05-31)
  [4293] Certification - (2014-09-15)
  [4415] Buffet review - taking the price into account - (2015-02-05)
  [4520] No cold sales calls please - but delighted to hear from others! - (2015-09-29)


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