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  1. I looked on the website and couldn't find anything recent either, which was a bit odd. Sure it'll be updated soon.
  2. I expect it'll be a u-turn unless they can find 'a third way'. Maybe mask wearing in clubs, lol.
  3. More like common sense in some cases. I know of a pending leasehold sale in London, in a local authority block that is under 18M and has no cladding, where the sale has been held up when the buyer's solicitor requested the EWS1 form and the council went and ordered a survey. I believe it was resolved when the estate agent went round and took some photos of the building, but the council is still getting the survey done. Just stupid all round.
  4. Sure but these three things cannot all be true at the same time: 1) The UK internal market cannot be undermined. 2) The EU single market cannot be undermined. 3) NI is in the EU single market, and the UK single market.
  5. Only took 10 years to reach Otley? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12113880 Craft beer places have been selling Schooners for years.
  6. No, no it isn't. One of the most insideously ageist policies in the UK is the way means testing works for working age benefits. Own a million pound house outright (much more likely for the older) - step right up for benefits. Have over £16k in the bank when trying to save a deposit for a house, or when just saving for the future - nothing for you. Is it any wonder most people don't build up savings when this trap is laid for them?
  7. That makes as much sense as saying the UK could just stick with the EU rules (the Swiss model). The problem was always blatantly obvious - when you have two neighbouring customs systems with different rules, then there has to be a border somewhere. As agreed in the treaty, it can't be on Ireland. So it has to be in the Irish sea.
  8. And you post constantly on a pensions thread. Jeez: https://www.sochealth.co.uk/2018/03/29/the-myths-and-legends-of-hypothecated-national-insurance/
  9. You realise National Insurance is not hypothecated? It is just another brand of income tax (along with e.g. dividend tax). Everything goes into the same pot.
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-57840694
  11. Corporations are not people. Also (conditional) property rights granted by whom? The state.
  12. Inheritance tax is a bad joke. It should be simply treated as a capital gain for the recipient(s) and the CGT rate needs to rise.
  13. I was much much more stressed taking my government mandated driving test at 17 than I was getting my first covid jab. Counting the days until I can get my second.
  14. I don't think markets fear inflation - what they fear is interest rate rises. We've had interest rates too low for at least two decades now. Result - misallocation of capital, zombies everywhere, flatlining productivity, desperate yield hunting, asset price booms, generational inequality.
  15. There were two quoted in the article. One currently on the MPC, one due to join in Sep. The vigilence is strong with Mann already - she'll fit right in:
  16. Well, the social care tax plan has been delayed until Autumn. Can kicked if not a U-turn: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/20/boris-johnson-to-delay-social-care-reform-plans-until-autumn
  17. Well, the social care tax plan has been delayed until Autumn. Can kicked if not a U-turn: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/20/boris-johnson-to-delay-social-care-reform-plans-until-autumn
  18. An example of collective action: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/articles/2018/march18/700000-more-pensioners-in-poverty-if-triple-lock-is-scrapped--report-warns/
  19. Goverments, local and national, routinely set rules like where and how you are allowed to start fires. For good reasons, not primarily about harm to the individual starting the fire. Humans have been making fire for hundreds of thousands of years. Not the relatively tiny time period where folks have had jobs, houses etc. Also note, if you are anti-vaccine then you are pro-lockdown.
  20. So force from the club saying you can't come in based on arbitrary criteria and at threat of violence is OK?
  21. Keep a close eye on Germany, where it's an election year and they just had catastrophic flooding that killed a bunch of people (and will cost insurers a pretty euro).
  22. Looks like the WASPI's might get paid after all. Sigh https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57900320
  23. Very good point. The right shoes and shirt (and look) used to be the nightclub passport.
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