View Full Version : Charging for petrol

19-09-2015, 03:26 PM
I had some potential customers today asking me if I charged for petrol for a school pick up. This hadn't ever even dawned on me but I said no but just wondered if anyone charges for petrol for school pick ups or whether you just suck it up as one of our costs?

19-09-2015, 04:12 PM
Petrol and things we pay out for on the car are just one of our costs- we put it on our expenses and we need to factor it into our fees just like we do food/resources/cleaning materials etc etc.

19-09-2015, 05:13 PM
If it wasn't a local school and involved some travelling then yes I would consider charging, but at the moment I don't.

19-09-2015, 07:07 PM
I'm not sure but I think charging for fuel/ a journey might have car insurance implications- although all childminders need business insurance, I seem to remember hearing or reading somewhere that specifically charging for fuel makes it a taxi service and therefore a whole different issue.

20-09-2015, 06:14 AM
Hi, Lal is correct. If you charge for petrol/ car use then from an Insurers point of view it is 'Hire and reward" not class one business use. I used to be an insurance broker many years x