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papag

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  1. Council tax up 5% virtually everywhere dont think thats in the figs but should be, so somebody living alone in say an average house on a average state pension of 6400 pays 30% of that straight back .
  2. Starts reducing to 70% in July down again to 60% in September, this is set in stone i believe think its Oct when Rishy starts plucking the magic money tree once again
  3. Well we welcomed another 562 in from Dover yesterday with all their skills and whatever else , and thats not counting the ones that we dont know about now shipped off to the hotels around Heathrow , this total madness has to stop or is it being welcomed which i am beginning tho think so.
  4. Just back from Scarborough lots of shops businesses are still closed, those that are open lots with job adverts in the window seems nobody wishes to work anymore with all the freebie handouts available.
  5. Most pubs /hospitality are now benefiting from a vat reduction on average for a pint of beer /lager of 60p, this from Rishi's generosity with our money. Then in Oct 2021 it drops to around 28p a pint reduction and holds till April 2022 . So anyone pushing up prices with this in mind is just profiteering.
  6. Yep our local opened today 10p on all beers from Jan pricing, also no service at the outdoor tables you went to the bar to order only 4 people allowed inside at any one time they put your drinks on a table at side of the bar and you took them to your table outside to consume, what a farce of the reg's wont be going back anytime soon freezing as well.
  7. Managed to get in the hairdressers today my haircut had gone up £1 thats a 20 % increase , the manager had put a sign up which said due to losses from being unable to trade we are sorry to have to increase our prices. Bet this is replicated all over the country in so many small business. But the next inflation figs will report somthing ridiculously low and irrelevant to the actual figure
  8. I enquired about this and got this reply The rate on the 123 current account will drop from 0.6% to 0.3% for new and existing customers from 12 April
  9. I asked my next door neighbour has been furloughed since the start by the council a similar question as he told me nobody was doing his job, I asked him if he will be going back in September to a mountain of work he just smiled .
  10. Been told that on a 2nd home purchase of say example 175k if you complete on the 1st sept or before stamp duty would be £5250 on the 1st oct it goes up to £6250. Is this reverting to the old system or a new policy change
  11. Just lifted this from the telegraph comments think it sums it up in a nutshell. The effect of the whole shoddy ponzi scheme is to enrich developers, builders and associated hangers-on such as solicitors, estate agents and financial advisers. Many of our M.P.s are of this ilk..
  12. Yep but thats history now mistakes were made re joining the EU as it has turned out to be a political block not the common market which we all envisaged back then .Its moved on deplorably in my opinion and we are where we are today now and looking at all the other EU countries present and future prospects as opposed to ours . I am really happy where we are today and feel we have really dodged a bullet just in time. Its not just me but millions of other citizens not just leavers but ordinary decent folk who voted remain who maybe were just following the left leaning medias narrative and are n
  13. Think financers along with ordinary people are now realising just how much the EU was holding us back.
  14. Was told yesterday by a senior council person that they are still furloughing people now as its being extended by a further 6 months , the payback for all this is mind boggling
  15. Honest answer - Yes from me and No from the wife, had some really good life times there not to mention escaping the weather in the UK, was lucky also to get in with a good crowd of people but the pull of our grandchildren was too much. When we first started going the cost of living was nothing compered to the UK we were really living the good life dining out going outmost days etc. My feeling now is unless people are stuck there or have blended into the Spanish life of jobs / schools etc most would want to come back to the UK now if they could. even the Holiday homes without the Bars / people
  16. When we sold our in Spain property we just about broke even, this mainly due to the pounds fall against the euro over the 12 years. When we sold they were introducing somthing called a think it was called a Plus Villa tax from reelection it was so the local municipality could get a cut of the proceeds and they justified it by saying the work they have done to the land and surrounds was making your property more valuable even tho it had gone down in price :). Many of my friends returning to the Uk (we had a group of say 20 or so brits only 4 left there now) say they are getting hammered with
  17. Yep hoping for that as we are not in any particular rush. We are wishing to get out of the big City really is a pain now re getting around roadworks everywhere also poor social behavior / burglary's are on the increase.
  18. yep never really dawned on me that , my good lady who looks daily at them also commented on the amount of Bungalows not being sold now and also new stock coming on the market
  19. Seen quite a few bungalows in York being now empty, say 12 months ago they were none.
  20. Lots of reductions on the Yorkshire east coast areas, this surprises me as i would assume they would have at least held up with people wishing to buy in Spain etc dries up
  21. Its not going to leave the drive its just on show for the neighbours to view
  22. Just purchased an 20 plate BM x1 with only 2,5k on the clock 7 mths old from a leading garage 22'5k, when the deal was done the sales manaager said never in his life has he witnessed prices so low , he told me the cars original owner was a leasing company and had gone to the wall
  23. Yep agree seen many a topic discussed on here then picked up by the press, convinced they use use sites like these for news info etc then claim its their journalistic work
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