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  • Peter Normington

    December 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    quote Martin:

    Thing is Peter most of what a signmaker does is labour intensive so if a customer wants a van doing for say £200 then if you aren’t VAT registered you can do that but if you are VAT registered then it’s going to cost them £240 and as they can’t claim the VAT back then the extra £40 comes out of their pocket. Sure they would do the same with building materials if they could.

    Martin I have to disagree, if you are asked to supply a large illuminated backlit sign, with 3d letters and led’s then you would probably have to buy it in, so most of the cost would be in materials, the fitting would only be a small proportion,
    Yes, if you paint signs your labour is the main cost, but I would think that all other signage does include quite a lot of material and equipment costs.