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Sliding Scale Guide


Sliding Scale: What Should I Pay?

In order to make our event as accessible as possible, you can chose what you pay based on your circumstances - you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest.

Free or £2

  • I frequently stress about meeting basic* needs and don’t always achieve them. 
  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs. 
  • I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing. 
  • I sometimes can’t afford public or private transport. If I own a car/have access to a car, I am not always able to afford petrol. 
  • I am unemployed or underemployed. 
  • I qualify for government and/or voluntary assistance including: food banks and benefits. 
  • I have no access to savings. 
  • I have no or very limited expendable** income. 
  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them. 
  • I cannot afford a holiday or have the ability to take time off without financial burden. 


£4 or £6

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them. 
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs. 
  • I can afford public transport and often private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol. 
  • I am employed. 
  • I have access to health care. 
  • I might have access to financial savings. 
  • I have some expendable income. 
  • I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second hand. 
  • I can take a holiday annually or every few years without financial burden. 


£8

  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs. 
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs. 
  • I own my home or property or I rent a higher end property. 
  • I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol. 
  • I have regular access to healthcare. 
  • I have access to financial savings. 
  • I have an expendable** income. 
  • I can always buy new items. 
  • I can afford an annual holiday or take time off.


*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing and transportation. 

**EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.