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Saving For a Space Ship

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  1. 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/
  2. House prices: Demand changes, not tax waiver, pushed prices up https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58274811
  3. 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
  4. Seems a massive conflict of interest to me , but with the banks being shadow directors of the Gov . they will likely get away with it . Perhaps a consumer boycott ? not the best timimg, as I know from the industry that modular building material costs have gone up ove 35% , perhaps similar for brick built
  5. Oil firms made ‘false claims’ on blue hydrogen costs, says ex-lobby boss Chris Jackson believes companies promoted ‘unsustainable’ fossil gas projects to access billions in taxpayer subsidies https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/20/oil-firms-made-false-claims-on-blue-hydrogen-costs-says-ex-lobby-boss
  6. Universal credit cut will come as shock for claimants, says Labour Government accused of failing to communicate £20 reduction as many families unaware of imminent cut https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/aug/19/universal-credit-claimants-not-prepared-for-devastating-payment-cut-labour
  7. Food industry supply chain chaos result of Brexit, British poultry association says https://news.sky.com/story/food-industry-supply-chain-chaos-result-of-brexit-british-poultry-association-says-12384770
  8. From the US ... Shortages in Charts: New & Used Vehicle Inventories Collapsed, Supply at Clothing Stores Gets Tight, Food Stores Near Normal by Wolf Richter • Aug 18, 2021 • 6 Comments Over-stimulated demand, tangled supply chains: shortages for some, plenty of supply for others. https://wolfstreet.com/2021/08/18/shortages-in-charts-new-used-vehicle-inventories-collapsed-supply-at-clothing-stores-gets-tight-grocery-stores-back-to-normal/
  9. UK house prices fall in August as demand drops for bigger homes https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/16/uk-house-prices-fall-in-august-as-demand-drops-for-bigger-homes
  10. Collection Mortgage and landlord possession statistics Quarterly National Statistics on possession claim actions in county courts by mortgage lenders and social and private landlords. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mortgage-and-landlord-possession-statistics Obviously, evictions has been banned during covid, but here is info from previous years. Bear in mind the courts will be swamped & likely following an eviction go-slow request from the Gov / councils / Vi's so evictions nos. will be slow to start with.
  11. I went in to Wickes in Wrexham , they wanted £54 for 1 sheet of basic quality shuttering type 18mm plywood ! some shelves were empty for green decking screws
  12. More than 1,500 households have been evicted from their homes since April https://www.bigissue.com/latest/more-than-1500-people-have-been-evicted-from-their-homes-since-april/
  13. Eviction Ban Return? Labour wants it for furloughed workers https://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2021/8/eviction-ban-return-labour-wants-it-for-furloughed-workers TUC calls on Treasury to create permanent furlough scheme https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/aug/12/tuc-calls-on-treasury-to-create-permanent-furlough-scheme
  14. The whistleblower who calls ESG a deadly distraction How an ex-BlackRock executive lost faith in sustainable finance, and why PRI says delay is not defeat https://www.ft.com/content/4fdc6cdf-7bd6-41bc-b376-2137521e3017
  15. 2 -3 weeks now are up.... UK supply chain faces collapse in “two to three weeks”, RHA warns government https://motortransport.co.uk/blog/2021/07/27/uk-supply-chain-faces-collapse-in-two-to-three-weeks-rha-warns-government/ After flour and loo rolls, Britons face a startling new shortage ... Sheds Suppliers struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for timber from people cooped up during lockdowns wanting to spruce up their gardens By Phoebe Southworth https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/06/flour-loo-rolls-britons-face-startling-new-shortage-sheds/
  16. If only the councils had bought warehouses instead ... Warehouses: the latest boom in the UK real estate sector https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/12/warehouses-the-latest-boom-in-the-uk-real-estate-sector
  17. More high street stores close as retail recovery stutters https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/10/more-high-street-stores-close-as-retail-recovery-stutters
  18. Frankie Knuckles Tales from Beyond the Tonearm The Soultronic Side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7qSr3gVm0I
  19. Here we go .......... presumably a lot of landlords will go bust, making the situation even worse UK faces evictions crisis as thousands of renters on furlough or behind on bills have support taken away At the end of next month an estimated 686,000 tenants still on furlough and 440,000 in rental arrears could face eviction as pandemic support measures end https://inews.co.uk/news/evictions-furlough-rent-arrears-pandemic-1141823
  20. Given the inflation / shortage economic disaster happening now, I see no choice but to push for the City of Londons control of the tax havens to be challenged. Perhaps starting through consumer boycotts of co's in tax havens , as change is unlikely to come from a Tory gov. This doc shows the scale of the madness. Half the worlds wealth in tax havens. Ideas to tackle this are listed at the end 1.18 m in The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Documentary) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_ylvc8Zj8 Hoarding cash . Fiddling while Rome burns in a climate diaster in which the rich & their kids will perish too, like a kind of Jimmy Jones Town death cult meme. As said in the doc, the british richs' addiction to property investment instead of investing in manufacturing / green tech. now likely too late
  21. Prius ? i loved mine. they go one for ever & cost peanuts to run
  22. Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UK https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/04/repairing-and-reusing-household-goods-could-create-thousands-of-green-jobs-across-the-uk I've been campaigning for decades for much more re-use, but apathy, over focus on recycling & corporates wanting reusables destroyed so they can sell new ones for more profit has minimised it . let alone Eu red tape .ie WEEE directive. i used to run computer reuse recycling community groups 25 yrs ago. but red tape destroyed it . i've talked to repair cafes about supplying screws & fixings, but many are only open 3 hrs a week, so very little impact
  23. Great to see so many Ev's on here. I too would not buy a VW due to Dieselgate . how could they be trusted. Also Tesla model 3 & soon model Y is miles ahead of them Vw ev's use a lot of off the shelf petrol car parts, Tesla is bottom up design Comparing Tesla, Ford, & VW's Electrical Architectures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRkm6-bBk4U I have had a renault kangoo ZE EV swb van for 2.5 yrs 20k miles , before that an lpg 1995 volvo 940 gle turbo estate for 6 yrs & several different type transit vans
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