I’m starting a Buy British movement

$8* or £4.44 (as at todays exchange rate) is unlikely to buy you

a weeks worth of milk for your family
3 pints of beer
a box of chocolates
a joint of beef
5 litres of fuel

It’s not enough to buy a single floor tile
or a can of paint
or 1 days mortgage on a family home.

In the UK you can’t buy 15 minutes of an electrician’s time for £4.44

So why should anyone think they can pay $8 for an hour of expert technical advice or quality code production or attractive well executed design? Outsourcing overseas may be cheap but are you really getting what you want? or just what you’re willing to pay for.

There are hundreds of new media and web companies in the UK. Why not Buy British?

*$8 was the hourly rate claimed by an Indian company prospecting for work on a well known website advertising freelance projects.