If you are in BFG you will certainly know that LOA rates have been cut. Why have they done this when they know that German VAT (Mwst) has gone up by 3%. I think its the bloody government again taking back pennies off us probally to pay for Iraq / Afgan. I think this is a good thing for them because: 1. The press dont get to here about it. 2. They can give us a pay rise later in the year of about 3p a day and actually look good in the press. (then raise accommodation rates at the same time). I personnaly loose about sixty quid a month. Yet again another thing to the already big long list of financial cuts. (Whole Fleet Management, Pay 2000, Pay as you starve, Pensions etc.) I bet the money they save will go towards some save the gay east european whale meeting centre in Droitwich. Nice one Blair and Brown I cant wait till your booted out of government.