In a local town 10 mile down the road from me there was 2 British girls who offered 60hh, 100h for well over a decade. Both girls, independent from each other, have given up in the last 18 months. The last one to go has started to offer outcalls only.
From my time of seeing both these girls I know they were hit hard first off by the credit crunch and the fallout. They also suffered in the years after that from Czechs and Poles ... and then the Romanian influx was a another blow, maybe the knockout, although the rising cost of housing also has it's roll. I have a flat that I rent out for £150 a month more than I did 10 years ago in this town.
Since the last girl went a number of British touring girls come to the area. They are all 70-80 with a few at 150 for an hour straight up, no half hour option. Like taxi cabs 4 of them are all here today at once. This must also impact on their business.
If these girls were better organised and prepared to share costs and information, they could run good operations and help each other.
Take the 2 girls I originally mentioned. If they shared a flat and pooled costs they could afford to take a hit on the rates and keep them at 60 in line with their EU rivals.
Knowing the 2 girls I can tell that pride would stop them from doing this. The fear of each other, one being rated higher than the other, all ones regulars may switch to the other. A shame as they were both decent punts in their own right.
As for the 70-80 girls down there at the moment ... well I can get a hot Czech or Pole in my town for cheaper or the same price, but 70-80 for an hour instead of half. I may pop once for either punt, making it the same cost per pump on either option, but I'd get a nice massage in the remainder of the hour.
I also agree that there is no correlation between price and level of service. Sometimes the higher price creates an attitude that they are better and that they are doing you a favour. I don't think some consider that they aren't the only pebble on the beach. Meanwhile some of the £70 an hour girls have had the best attitude of the girls I've seen.