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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)

 
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G502 - Well House Consultants - Business Practice
  [4520] No cold sales calls please - but delighted to hear from others! - (2015-09-29)
  [4415] Buffet review - taking the price into account - (2015-02-05)
  [4293] Certification - (2014-09-15)
  [4107] Snog, Marry, Avoid - (2013-05-31)
  [3755] Cruising on the Mersey Ferry? - (2012-06-07)
  [3750] Matching opening hours to when customers can come in and buy - (2012-06-04)
  [3665] Will will smile? - (2012-03-22)
  [3613] Keeping Business Local. But is that realistic? - (2012-02-13)
  [3506] Cold call contacts - preference services and turning off spam sales approaches - (2011-11-03)
  [3333] Honesty and a friendly welcome goes a long way - (2011-06-25)
  [3157] A new monopoly on the ferry to Northern Ireland - (2011-02-04)
  [3073] Customer Service - the boundary - (2010-11-27)
  [2966] Cheap Country Hotel in Melksham, Wiltshire? - (2010-09-21)
  [2936] The service that customers should receive - (2010-08-27)
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  [2598] An excuse for making a sales call - (2010-01-26)
  [2465] Melksham Town - asleep or awake? - (2009-10-21)
  [2331] Certification Revisted - Lua - (2009-08-09)
  [2283] Everyone is in the customer relations business - (2009-07-12)
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  [2161] Get it right ... if it goes wrong, it takes so much effort to sort out! - (2009-05-08)
  [2126] Weeding out old phone numbers - (2009-04-11)
  [2122] Commission Creep - (2009-04-08)
  [2044] Please Trouble me - (2009-02-16)
  [1913] Alastair Darling helps make paperwork and confusion - (2008-11-30)
  [1855] Volunteer v Employee - a skewed balance? (FSB) - (2008-10-25)
  [1713] Ways to accept credit cards - or not! - (2008-07-19)
  [1626] Early May - a short chance to regroup and improve - (2008-05-01)
  [1485] Copyright and theft of images, bandwidth and members. - (2007-12-26)
  [1453] What makes our courses special? - (2007-12-02)
  [1394] Business to Business Networking - North and West Wilts / Melksham - (2007-10-17)
  [1373] New Month, New Quarter, New Laws - (2007-10-01)
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  [1319] Customer feedback - lifeblood of a business - (2007-08-25)
  [1263] 0800 043 8225 - a new phone number for Well House - (2007-07-10)
  [1260] An inspirational business talk from one of our prospective MPs - (2007-07-06)
  [1243] Heavy duty hole punch - (2007-06-24)
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  [849] Staff Meeting - (2006-08-30)
  [808] Sales call - (2006-07-19)
  [766] Discounts and approved supplier lists - (2006-06-17)
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  [652] Morning Post - (2006-03-20)
  [626] Not just a pretty face to answer the phone. - (2006-02-26)
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  [487] On line course booking - credit card protection - (2005-11-06)
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  [438] Fair system for travel and accommodation expenses - (2005-09-07)
  [399] simplicity hides real size - (2005-07-31)
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  [217] Use of time - (2005-02-16)
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  [27] Sales technique - (2004-08-25)
  [15] 90 to 10 or 80 to 20 rule - (2004-08-15)

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  [1929] 2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices - (2008-12-07)
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