Sorry to be looking forward to the New Year with a mileage rate increase, but with the fuel duty and VAT rises about to add to the cost of petrol again, I will have to put up the mileage rate to 38p per mile for talks & workshops.
"But if the nation's 34 million motorists are pushed too far they will drive less and the Treasury could actually see their tax take fall."
Quite true! The amount of fuel duty the Treasury gets out of me in relation to the number of talks and workshops has actually fallen, because I'm arranging more and more workshops and talks into mini tours, siginificantly reducing the mileage for the groups and shops involved.
A few of the slots available next year include -
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April 2011 - if you are between Newport, Shropshire and Bridlington, Yorkshire.
April 26th & 27th - anywhere en route to Kent/Sussex/Surrey or in that area, plus dates immediately after the May Bank Holiday.
Scotland - Glasgow/Edinburgh axis and around before 4th & 5th June (sorry, no dates afterwards, as I'll have to head straight home to go to Germany by midweek).
Dates on either side of Saturday July 9th, when I'm giving a talk in Derbyshire.
Back in the south east again in September - in Reading on 15th & 16th and at the Quilt Room, Dorking, on Saturday 17th, so dates available on either side - anywhere off the M54/M40 before, Kent/Sussex/Surrey preferably after.
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