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    No more rates

    There's a rumour being aired on Pprune (unsubstantiated of course), that rates are soon to be abolished in favour of actuals. If true this is a disaster! I suppose we'll be expected to use our own cash in boozers and casinos!

    I'd hate to see the end of rates but I do think there's scope for a bit of a revamp in the way they're doled out. How about paying them direct into your bank or everyone being issued with a company credit card like the spams?

    #2
    Ive heard that too, the GE's have said something at Lyneham to confirm that this rumour is true.
    Cheers

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      #3
      Ignore any rumours from "a cling nerds horn", he is a japanese anime fan, not to be trusted! By the way, they have been paying rates into bank accounts for years and GPS cards have been in the rounds since at leat 2000. The only casino's you've been in are on-line, get out of your room and meet us in the real world!

      Also suspect his tag is an anagram, come on folks lets have the best guess!
      Well I heard about the Goater you bin dancin' with, all over the neighbourhood, so why din' you ask me RAFBird, or did'n u think I could.

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        #4
        GPC cards Stax, GPC cards....
        "There's no time for tea breaks and no room for passengers, this is hot refuelling."

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          #5
          Originally posted by Stax
          Also suspect his tag is an anagram, come on folks lets have the best guess!

          A Carling Shed On RN.

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            #6
            Could it possibly be "GLENN RICHARDSON"

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              #7
              NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
              AS A MARRIED DUDE RATES ARE THE SAVING GRACE OF A DETACHMENT CANT AFFORD TO BLOW HUNDRED OF MY OWN ON DET ANYMORE !!!!
              I WILL PVR I TELL YOU !!! OR GO WORK IN A BAY (SHUDDER).

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                #8
                Originally posted by The Helpful Stacker
                GPC cards Stax, GPC cards....
                Thanks helpful, this bloke makes me dyxsicic, dyslocsic, word blind.
                Well I heard about the Goater you bin dancin' with, all over the neighbourhood, so why din' you ask me RAFBird, or did'n u think I could.

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                  #9
                  They went through that for a while when I was a GE. Nearly broke the bank

                  I was on a crew in Akrotiri - landed after everyone had shut up shop on a Sunday except the Indian on camp. It is funny how many prawn cocktails appear on the bill with actuals. To say nothing of the hangover in the morning

                  I can see where the bean pushers are coming from but if you compare the amount of food, , eaten on actuals against the cost of rates and I think it is no contest. Rates are the cheapest option.

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                    #10
                    The JPA believe this is the way to go (actuals).
                    Money saving as not every one will apply, if we do apply we'll get it wrong so they don't pay.
                    Remember nothing is introduced to make your life better, just to make their bill smaller!

                    click for a quiz

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                      #11
                      Shocker!

                      30 a day, breakfast free in hotel, lunch free off jet, chip supper for tea, and straight on the ****.

                      God I love inflight catering More rates for beer!

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                        #12
                        I think they are saying rates are going mate. So no more 30 a day. Still inflights wont be going so there will be still food avaiable.

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                          #13
                          Actuals

                          For your information the Civil Service went over to actuals some years ago. The official line is that it saves millions.

                          If the services go over to actuals it may be based on the same as the CS.

                          Our entitlement is as follows:

                          Bed/Breakfast at a Hotel booked for you by the Central Hotel Booking Service.
                          (If you choose not to stay at the hotel, eg with family or friends, you get nothing !!!!!).

                          Lunch consisting of a two course meal - no alcohol.

                          Evening meal consisting of a three course meal with alcohol. (Suggested alcohol is a half bottle of wine per person).

                          On top of receipted actuals 5.00/day is payable to cover incidental costs (Newspapers. telephone calls etc).

                          Non-alcoholic refreshments may also be claimed if you have receipts.

                          RECEIPTS SHOULD BE OBTAINED FOR ALL CLAIMS...

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                            #14
                            At our MOD establishment, not to be mentioned just in case they are doing it wrong , it was agreed that the purpose of actuals was to ensure that that you did not gain but at the same time were not out of pocket.

                            The last bit was important. Many of our courses last for 6-8 weeks and that amounts to a lot of 'out of pocket'.

                            It was agreed by our accounts that a sum of 20 a day was acceptable upfront for meals etc. The balance being paid, either way, on completion.

                            Although this was not 'actuals' in the true sense of the word it was the fairer way.

                            Or perhaps we are lucky to have the only enlightened accounts department in MOD.

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                              #15
                              Another fine example of ways to erode the the morale in the airforce. Actuals don`t work, some hotels down route can`t conjour up food for a hungry crew when they land at midnight, what are they supposed to do ? take packed lunches maybe . Are these supposed savings worth it if you hit the workforce in the pocket and the consequences that entails.
                              Well it beats working for a living.

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