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The Sound Company Ltd - 7 x voice & audio post studios in London W1W 6HG, UK       In the heart of London's West End, close to BBC BH/Oxford Circus

The Sound Company studios, London, UK

Out of Hours Charges are what we bill clients to cover extra staff overtime payments.
Historically, technical salaried staff received overtime for working extra hours. For fairness we've extended that to cover
runners and admin staff. For insurance considerations, if a client is attending an Out of Hours session, both a studio engineer
& a runner will be required. Hence our Out of Hours charges include overtime payments for two members of staff.

 
We try to find volunteers for Out of Hours sessions, so we often can't give an immediate decision about evening and weekend sessions till we've polled our team.

Where applicable, please add the charges below to our standard studio hourly rates.

* Weekdays before 09.00 & after 18.00 please add 40 p/h. Evening overtime is charged from 18.00 even if the session starts, say, at 19.00. For early starts or late finishes cabs may be required both for the engineer and a runner - or in extreme circumstances we may have to charge for overnight stays in a budget hotel.

* Sat/Sun & Bank Hols. A minimum of any 3 hours charged. Between 10.00-18.00, 50 p/h, before 10.00 & after 18.00 - 70 p/h. Because of the appalling state of public transport at weekends, engineer and runner travel to/from the studios may be charged at cost. For early starts or late finishes cabs may be required or in extreme circumstances we may have to charge for overnight stays in a budget hotel.

UK clients, add 20% VAT to all prices above

Due to the extortionate housing & rental costs in the West End, most staff are forced to commute. Those with families often from quite a way away. Public transport is dire outside of normal white-collar office hours, so we may have to charge you transport costs for early mornings, late evenings and weekends/Bank Holidays. Remember, cabs are very expensive! If a very late finish, we may have to insist on overnight stays in a local budget hotel so that our the engineer and runner are fresh & alert for other clients in the morning.