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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 17th Jul 19, 8:15 PM
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    • #2
    • 17th Jul 19, 8:15 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:15 PM
    Does your insurance cover you for paying passengers?
  • bp5678
    • #3
    • 17th Jul 19, 8:16 PM
    • #3
    • 17th Jul 19, 8:16 PM
    Does your insurance cover you for paying passengers?
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    No it's a bit cheeky of me I know
    • Credit Struggle
    • By Credit Struggle 17th Jul 19, 8:17 PM
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    • #4
    • 17th Jul 19, 8:17 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:17 PM
    How about just be a decent person and do it for the sake of being a good friend. If you can’t do it from friendship then decline the “help”
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 17th Jul 19, 8:18 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:18 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:18 PM
    No it's a bit cheeky of me I know
    Originally posted by bp5678
    Then just take enough to cover the fuel.

    If the friend is a good one, you'll get a good deed done for you in return.

    Otherwise, say you can't do it.
    • oldernonethewiser
    • By oldernonethewiser 17th Jul 19, 8:22 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:22 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:22 PM
    What do you want in return for giving this lift?

    Personally if it was a friend I wouldn't be expecting to charge anything but if they offered to cover the fuel cost that would be nice.
  • bp5678
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:24 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:24 PM
    Does your insurance cover you for paying passengers?
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    What do you want in return for giving this lift?

    Personally if it was a friend I wouldn't be expecting to charge anything but if they offered to cover the fuel cost that would be nice.
    Originally posted by oldernonethewiser
    It's not someone I'm particularly close to so money would be nice.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 17th Jul 19, 8:27 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:27 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:27 PM
    So about a gallon of petrol at £5.60-ish? Wear, tear, non-friend-status and inconvenience -- call it a tenner?
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 17th Jul 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:28 PM
    Does your insurance cover you for paying passengers?
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    That would only matter if OP was making a profit. Covering costs isn't an issue, so something like the HMRC allowed rate of 45p/mile would probably be OK.

    Personally for a friend I'd do it free and expect them to return the favour if/when necessary. But if money is tight it's reasonable to ask them to pay, and they may feel better paying anyway.

    If it's at 3am and you're going on motorways, check for closures, they seem to close motorways overnight for fun these days, last 3 late night motorway trips I've done I've encountered closures. You can check here https://highwaysengland.co.uk/roadworks-search/
  • bp5678
    So would £30 sound reasonable?
    • Credit Struggle
    • By Credit Struggle 17th Jul 19, 8:30 PM
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    Guess I’m lucky not to have a “friend” like you.

    You should do it from just being a good person, maybe a you’ll need a favour from a friend one day.

    If a friend just helped me out I would personally give them something anyway, prob £20, however I’d feel a little bit offended if they asked for money.
    • oldernonethewiser
    • By oldernonethewiser 17th Jul 19, 8:33 PM
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    So would £30 sound reasonable?
    Originally posted by bp5678
    No it would sound bl00dy cheeky.
    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 17th Jul 19, 9:01 PM
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    Nothing, just put them on your list for next time you're wanting picked up somewhere.
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 17th Jul 19, 9:18 PM
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    Why are they asking you if you are just an acquaintance? Have they exhausted all their friends first who said no.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 17th Jul 19, 9:46 PM
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    Why are they asking you if you are just an acquaintance? Have they exhausted all their friends first who said no.
    Originally posted by Ms Chocaholic
    I'd consider it cheeky to ask a friend or aquaintance to pick me up at 3am! If they were good enough to do it, I'd certainly offer to cover their expenses.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 17th Jul 19, 10:00 PM
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    It's going to cost you about £12-15 in fuel.

    If you were going to charge, you could charge, say, the HMRC published rate, which'd be about double that.

    It's 3am ....

    Is he a mate, or did you feel pulled over a barrel to do it?
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 17th Jul 19, 10:57 PM
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    I would never ask anyone to do such a thing: why doesn't he take a taxi?

    The reasonable amount for you to ask is approximately the taxi fare, but then you would need appropriate insurance...
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 18th Jul 19, 5:05 AM
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    It's going to cost you about £12-15 in fuel.

    If you were going to charge, you could charge, say, the HMRC published rate, which'd be about double that.

    It's 3am ....

    Is he a mate, or did you feel pulled over a barrel to do it?
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    £12-£15?
    66 miles at 60MPG. How much do you pay per litre?
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 18th Jul 19, 6:32 AM
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    It's going to cost you about £12-15 in fuel.

    If you were going to charge, you could charge, say, the HMRC published rate, which'd be about double that.

    It's 3am ....

    Is he a mate, or did you feel pulled over a barrel to do it?
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    He's driving an Ibiza, not a Maserati!

    OP, £6 for fuel, £4 for W&T, call it a tenner. Anything more is taking the pee. For £30 your 'friend' may as well use a mini cab.
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 18th Jul 19, 6:33 PM
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    For £30 your 'friend' may as well use a mini cab.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Maybe thatís the idea
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