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You may change the billing rate, but you must notify them of the billing increase and get their agreement before commencing the work; i.e., you cannot do the work then bill at higher rate after the fact without them knowing it was being billed at the higher rate. You do in fact have an implied contract t the lower rate based on past performance, but there's nothing that requires you to adhere to that rate for any amount of future time. Thus, just as long as you notify them of this change and get agreement, you may bill at the higher rate for future work.
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