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  1. Extortionate electric car charging costs at motorway services laid bare | Electric vehicle owners without a home charger may need to shop around to find the best price after Which? research found motorway services can cost 8p a mile more than filling up with petrol or diesel https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/comments/vlqr3i/extortionate_electric_car_charging_costs_at/ It's a £160 fine for driving into cycle lanes from today https://www.reddit.com/r/london/comments/vlrr75/its_a_160_fine_for_driving_into_cycle_lanes_from/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
  2. Home working could make up to a fifth of London office space redundant Workplace flexibility may leave blocks empty across south-east England, survey reveals https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/24/home-working-make-fifth-london-office-space-redundant
  3. Episode 88: The cost of living crisis with Gary Stevenson https://www.anothereurope.org/episode-88-the-cost-of-living-crisis/ Great explanations from Gary on the worsening car crash economy & consequences forthe Uk of the £450 Billion Printocalypse
  4. it's a common practise that when sales collapse, co's price gouge existing customers to try to make up for it. It appears to have back fired in your anecdote. Perhaps the more freely available price comaparison modern methods have reduced it.
  5. Worrying surge in construction firms defaulting on covid loans https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2022/06/15/worrying-surge-in-construction-firms-defaulting-on-covid-loans/
  6. ‘I cut my energy bills in half by using my electric car as a giant battery to store cheap power’ Marie Hubbard, a nurse in Leicester, slashed her monthly energy bill to £25 by using vehicle-to-grid technology https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1628640/energy-crisis-briton-slashes-bills-electric-vehicle-ev-price-cap-rise https://inews.co.uk/news/energy-bills-cut-electric-car-giant-battery-store-cheap-power-1696345
  7. Food miles’ have larger climate impact than thought, study suggests https://www.carbonbrief.org/food-miles-have-larger-climate-impact-than-thought-study-suggests/ As countries worldwide face food and water crises, these French scientists believe that human urine could be used as a cheap alternative to expensive chemical fertilisers
  8. Shame about this as we need a lot more modular building / mmc Urban Splash modular failure to cost supply chain £12m https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2022/06/20/urban-splash-modular-failure-to-cost-supply-chain-12m/
  9. REGENESIS: end animal farming 2 stop ecological collapse & save humanity (George Monbiot short film) Tesco sales fall amid ‘unprecedented increases in cost of living’ UK’s largest supermarket gains market share but reports ‘changing customer behaviour’ https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/17/tesco-sales-fall-amid-unprecedented-increases-in-cost-of-living
  10. back on topic with the avg hatchback pcp costs... edit: Does anyone have a graph showing pcp instalment inflation? prices below see a lot more inflation. I remember when I first heard of pcp several years ago, a friend got a new vw polo for £120 a month + vat, but he got a trade discount. Not sure what money down was . I see a lot of these pcp's being handed back midway through term doe to fuel cost / poverty Fuel prices: Could I save money driving an electric car? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-60943322
  11. Queenie coining it in .... Queen’s ‘seabed rights’ swell to value of £5bn after auction of plots British crown estate portfolio rises in value by 8.3% to £15.6bn https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/16/queen-seabed-rights-swell-value-5bn-auction-windfarm-plots-crown-estate
  12. On the positive side, I can see some old industries returning in the USA ...🙂 The handmade gabel. 6 years to develop this tool for use in the field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmNnRjhv4XY
  13. From today all new homes & buildings with associated parking in England will be required to have #EV chargepoints installed, incl. supermarkets or workplaces. Hear from our Head of Built Environment, Rob Hughes, in Construction News: https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/agenda/opinion/what-the-mandatory-ev-charging-rules-mean-for-contractors-09-03-2022/ ..and yet ... Car industry in shock and fuel prices climb as government scraps all grants for electric vehicles https://www.cityam.com/breaking-car-industry-in-shock-as-department-for-transport-scraps-all-grants-for-electric-vehicles/
  14. yes That Was Fast: 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Spikes to 6.18%, 10-Year Treasury Yield to 3.43%. Home Sellers Face New Reality https://wolfstreet.com/2022/06/13/that-was-fast-30-year-fixed-mortgage-rate-spikes-to-6-18-10-year-treasury-yield-to-3-43-home-sellers-face-new-reality/
  15. Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61795783
  16. Warehouse Forklift Driver jobs ? Warehouse robot that can climb shelves Warehouse robot that can climb shelves
  17. Half of England is owned by 25k landowners - less than 1% of the population Who are the 'unaccounted' ?
  18. Homes to let have halved as rents shoot up https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/homes-halved-rents-shoot-up-24152676 https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/property-and-mortgages/rental-properties-uk-number-halves-driving-prices-higher-1666981 Shortage of homes to rent leads to tenant bidding wars https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61650382 I imagine 'property pros' will usually be expecting (wishing) rents to rise. The other side of the story, particulalrly given the current economic nightmare, will be renters simply not being able to afford rent rises, so moving in with mum , friends sofa, the caravan / camper van etc . Anecdotally, in NW low income areas, I am seeing laandlords with 12 or so houses for rent selling up.
  19. I have an anecdote from the small biz sector that August is the time we will seee a large increase in biz folding, either voluntarily or by creditors
  20. UK government’s £2.9bn job search scheme fails to find work for 93% of people. Intensive ‘Restart’ programme is also struggling to find enough participants to meet predicted caseload https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/05/uk-governments-restart-scheme-fails-to-find-work-for-93-per-cent-of-people
  21. Helping others… https://www.reddit.com/r/CasualUK/comments/v5a1n9/helping_others/
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