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  1. I've used Excel Currencies, but whoever you use first make sure your UK bank will clear larger sums in time to retain agreed exchange rate.
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    If Anyone's Interested

    Was really just to highlight the universal language of vigilance.
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    Australia Faces Its Demons

    Only a matter of time for higher property taxes there and here in my opinion. It will come with a greater regional over central focus, but that's likely to mean a widening of price and income disparities between rich and expensive areas that can afford to maintain subsidies vs poorer and less expensive that can't - because population concentrations and infrastructure will still be capitalised into land prices. Might even out over time, but will take a very long time.
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    Australia Faces Its Demons

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/the-excuse-to-tax-the-family-home-for-which-states-have-been-waiting-20151202-gldbyy.html
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    I'm not sure why exchanges on specifics with BU lead to this familar response on stretched generalities from the BU + Neverwhere and Venger HPC police, but I'm tired of it and have nothing to add.
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    I haven't, this was a thread about opinions on the financial stability report: "...You want me to worry about the danger of hoping that things have changed. Things have changed. Go back to 2014 and find me some evidence...There comes a point where your wishes for fantasy overnight transformations of institutions that have grown up over hundreds of years and a relentless cynicism about incremental change, coupled with gathering about yourself the garb of the voice of reason, begs a simple question - are you Jeremy Corbyn? If you are, where do I claim my £5." I share your view on almost everything land and money related Neverwhere, but we've been down this road before and I don't wish to do it again.
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    I don't want you to do anything. The only thing I'd like, but don't expect, you and others to do is stop forming make-believe narratives of other people's opinions to justify your own and make yourself feel better on a forum. Whatever my wishes are I don't do that because it's petty and unjustifiably hubristic.
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    Words form stories and lies as well as truths. I'm all for hope but without commensurate housing action and effect it can be a dangerous thing.
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    Extending expectations for today's financial stability report to life philosophy might be a tad melodramatic. Edit: By the way you should watch the HoL Housing Committee meeting today, I think you'd 'enjoy' it: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/a2ece60a-e20e-4718-84f1-30a9ff6541bd
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    I wasn't realistically hoping for anything. But otherwise I hope for a citizen's income, zero income tax, lvt, monetary reform, equality of opportunity and someone to nuke the rentier establishment from orbit, just to be sure.
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    I expected nothing as explained previously. What were you hoping for?
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    Financial Stability Report 1 Dec

    The FPC stands ready to take action if necessary to protect and enhance financial stability, using its powers of recommendation.
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    The Bank Of England Clueless Thread

    I linked to the Committee hearing earlier: http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/207062-economics-of-the-uk-housing-market-enquiry-house-of-lords/page-2#entry1102837619 Anyone who thinks MP's/Lords don't know or haven't heard every rational argument made here should find time to watch it.
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    Buy To Let Finance Watch

    Theoretically: http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/205534-tax-relief-on-buy-to-let-mortgage-interest/page-47#entry1102752562
  15. Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on Economics of the United Kingdom Housing Market (Witnesses: Dame Kate Barker, author of the Barker Review of Housing Supply; Martin Wolf, Journalist, Financial Times; Christopher Walker, Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy, Policy Exchange): http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/a2ece60a-e20e-4718-84f1-30a9ff6541bd Currently (~16:00) Q&A on LVT - Q by Lord Monks (Martin Wolf talking a lot of sense, Kate Barker concerned about builders making money if permissioned land is taxed, a concern unrelated to her position on the Taylor Wimpey board of directors, Christopher Walker's opinion is what one would expect from a Policy Exchange spokesperson). Edit: I think the whole thing is worth listening to - if only for a better idea of wider policy knowledge, opinion (and bullsh!t) at every level.
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