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  1. I got this email from Northern Rock a few weeks ago: Dear Customer(s) All of our customers are really important to us and I want to tell you about some recent changes at the company. As you may be aware, we have been planning to restructure Northern Rock to build a stronger future and deliver value to the UK taxpayer. Our plans have been approved by the European Commission, the Financial Services Authority and the Government and - with effect from 1 January 2010 - Northern Rock was restructured into two separate companies: Northern Rock plc is a new, well-capitalised bank that will hold an
  2. For Info - taken from the BT Website today. One-off connection charge • Connecting a new BT line costs £124.99 (incl. VAT). This charge only applies in some cases – most of our new customers find they don't need to pay this charge. • We'll let you know whether you need to pay this after you've entered your address and/or phone number in the order journey. You'll see the charge on your order summary before you reach the order checkout. • If your home has had a telephone service from BT in the recent past, and the wiring and socket is undamaged and the line still has a dial tone, it's like
  3. Thanks everyone for the replies, I will just have to put this cost down to experience. Random User Name correctly described the type of reconnection I was referring to. I will not have it disconnected when I leave as there is no benefit to me in giving the next tenant the same problem, though obviously I will end my account.
  4. I have recently rented a flat. The block was built only a few years ago. When being shown round by the agent, I noticed the BT sockets in two rooms but never explicitly asked if they were connected, I assumed they were. Now I've moved in I find they were not connected. I spoke to the landlord and he says tough - if I want the connection I will have to pay c. £75 to BT. This is the one off fee to connect a new property to the BT network. I have done that since I need the phone and internet access. However I'm miffed because I have paid to improve his flat - all future tenants and he will have
  5. Not totally relevant to university places but relevant to vocational training paid for by employees: There used to be a scheme starting in the 1960s called the Engineering Industry Training Board (EITB) Levy whereby every UK engineering employer (I guess above a certain size) had to pay a % of payroll to the EITB. If they could prove they were running a decent training operation they got the money back, else not. As a result every major company ran apprenticeship schemes and some provided university sponsorship and vacation work experience for undergraduates. This dealt with the issue of one
  6. Hi, New poster here. Like others I have been reading this site for quite a while and have finally got around to registering. Trying a first post here to see if I work the buttons!
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