This is a difficult thread to start but I would like some views from other banders and I've made it a poll too: The situation: this year we had our annual tour abroad and as usual despite our best efforts to get the money, a small number of people had outstanding payments before we left. On each individual case there would be very good reasons, e.g. don’t get paid until a certain date or joining us at the last minute to come on the tour. We had some grace in the bands commitment to pay hotel bills, coaches, flights etc by using credit cards to differ the payment. The problem: Three people who said they were coming decided at the last minute not to go and due to the above reasons had not paid. The rooms and flights were booked and paid in their names and because we used Easyjet are not subject to refund if not taken up. The question: how would you deal with these people? (by the way they are not members of our band just people who wanted to come on the tour with us). Options available: Do nothing and let the band stand the cost of £750.00 Leave it up to these people to act in an honourable way and wait for them to pay Write a nice/nasty letter asking their intentions Publicly name and shame Take out a county court action to ensure the money is paid Disclaimer: On earlier threads on tMP I’ve mentioned some other bands whose players came on our tour – These three players do not play for any of these bands. I am aware that some people will know the names of these people and I would ask that no reference is made to them by inference or statement.