To be fair to RH what other people on here probabley don't realise is that south Yorkshire has got to be 1 of the lowest paid area for tradesmen with a hell of a lot of plasterers chasing not enough work and sadly his rates reflect this.
This would be deemed as steady to reasonable at present in south Yorkshire in his total defence!
Personaly I don't think he needs a slagging on this 1 fair enough rates for the work expected if just patching/day work and hes offering 4wks.
Us lads from south Yorkshire have always had to travel below Nottingham or above leeds or west to Manchester to get national rates sadly.
No streets paved in gold in Barnsley, Donny, Sheff, Rotherham im afraid!!!