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Saving For a Space Ship

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  1. UK loses 83% of department stores since BHS collapsed https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58331168
  2. Britain's most controversial landlord Fergus Wilson offers to sell government 150 homes to accommodate Afghan interpreters fleeing Taliban https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/ill-sell-government-150-homes-to-house-afghan-interpreters-252372/ Fergus Wilson arrested in Perryfield Street in Maidstone https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/landlord-arrested-in-little-hitler-row-251949/
  3. Korea & Iceland Kick off Rate-Hike Cycle in Developed Economies after Shock-and-Awe Rate Hikes in Russia, Brazil https://wolfstreet.com/2021/08/26/korea-iceland-kick-off-rate-hike-cycle-in-developed-economies-after-shock-and-awe-rate-hikes-in-russia-brazil/
  4. shame.. River Cottage chef’s TV production company sold off after going bust Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will still work with KEO Films under new owner, which is trying to repay some debts https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/aug/26/river-cottage-chef-tv-production-company-bust-hugh-fearnley-whittingstall
  5. Business ‘The anxiety is off the scale’: UK farm sector worried by labour shortages https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/25/the-anxiety-is-off-the-scale-uk-farm-sector-worried-by-labour-shortages
  6. ‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/aug/26/use-your-11bn-climate-fund-to-pay-for-family-planning-uk-told
  7. Car production in July hits lowest level since 1956 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58335060 on another issue .. Sandy Munro giving his hot take on us trying to treat the home town boys well and not embracing the only real company redefining things
  8. Planned cut to universal credit could push more than 2m people into debt Citizens Advice says end of £20 top-up will affect half of claimants in ‘red wall’ battleground constituencies https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/26/planned-cut-to-universal-credit-could-push-more-than-2m-people-into-debt
  9. UK plunges towards supply chain crisis due to staff and transport disruption https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/24/uk-retailers-stock-supply-shortages-covid-pingdemic Co-op supermarkets facing worst food shortages ‘ever seen,’ says chief executive Steve Murrells https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/co-op-brexit-mcdonalds-nandos-lorry-food-closing-shortage-b952220.html The Co-operative boss shared the news in an article published in The Times on Wednesday. The supermarket group will be reducing some of its ranges as a result of the food industry’s struggle to keep stock levels healthy in the midst of COVID-19 and post-Brexit migration rules.
  10. Sunak’s stamp duty holiday hard to square with ’levelling up’ rhetoric https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2021/aug/24/sunaks-stamp-duty-holiday-hard-to-square-with-levelling-up-rhetoric
  11. Perhaps ' Let it or Lose it ' would be a good title for the next series. ie rent the place out and go & live with mum before the mind boggling debt they got into consumes them & the place is repo'd
  12. Not sure if this Economist article got a mention from last month .. Why don’t rising house prices count towards inflation? https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2021/07/29/why-dont-rising-house-prices-count-towards-inflation
  13. Meanwhile in the US..... Home Prices Dip for First Time off Crazy Spike, Price Reductions Surge, Sellers Emerge, House Sales Drop Year-over-Year, Inventories & Supply Keep Rising https://wolfstreet.com/2021/08/23/home-prices-dip-for-first-time-from-crazy-spike-price-reductions-surge-sellers-come-out-of-woodwork-inventories-supply-keep-rising/
  14. Except...... when times get really hard . poor folks rent a lot less, they cannot afford rent & the benefits get cut drastically so they go & stay with friends & family , live in a van / boat / caravan / garage , go abroad etc
  15. How will climate change affect your home? Get an instant risk assessment Select... https://climatecheck.com US only at the mo
  16. Wake-Up Call: Climate Change Threatens Rice Farming Half the world’s population relies on rice as a primary food https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wake-up-call-climate-change-threatens-rice-farming/
  17. ?? are you talking about the whole welfare budget or just that much smaller part defauded or undeserved ? hardly a drop in the ocean, and that is the British ones . let alone the Brit money in foreign tax havens
  18. Leaseholders take cladding fight to London’s ‘sky pool’ Leaseholders facing crippling bills to fix their homes will protest this weekend at London's Sky pool while Andy Burnham joins Manchester march https://www.bigissue.com/latest/leaseholders-take-cladding-fight-to-londons-sky-pool/
  19. House prices: Demand changes, not tax waiver, pushed prices up https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58274811
  20. puff pieces like this could be part of the conspiracy Climbing down the property ladder: Why homeowners are selling up and renting https://uk.style.yahoo.com/property-ladder-why-former-homeowners-are-renting-112405652.html/?ncid=emailmarketing_yahootheli_cdlnxv0o0cy
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