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Not sure whether it's wage or imports but things are on the up. Carvery near Manchester, £6.50 this time last year. £7 two weeks ago, £7.50 last week, £8 today. That's some price increase in two weeks. Might be the weak pound or local wage push inflation. 

Me thinks the consumer will start to tighten their belts. Usually busy but quieter today.

 

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42 minutes ago, Panda said:

Not sure whether it's wage or imports but things are on the up. Carvery near Manchester, £6.50 this time last year. £7 two weeks ago, £7.50 last week, £8 today. That's some price increase in two weeks. Might be the weak pound or local wage push inflation. 

Me thinks the consumer will start to tighten their belts. Usually busy but quieter today.

 

Payday these places are normally heaving.

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Virgin media BroadBand only (no land line) gone up 10% from £30 to £33 per month (100Mbps down / 6Mbps up), apparently due to UK network usage increasing by 31% last year.

Back in 2007 the service cost was £18 per month (20Mbps down / 2Mbps up?), with RPI that would be equivilant to £25.

Edit: 2 years of 10% rises for Green waste bin charges.

Edited by DarkHorseWaits-NoMore
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Most definitely an inflation cost upwards trend.....more so now than in recent years for many but not all purchases, and services......what do you do?.... do you pay it no change, change and pay it or cut down on buying it or stop buying it altogether......make it, share it, swap it or borrow it?😉

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18 hours ago, DarkHorseWaits-NoMore said:

Virgin media BroadBand only (no land line) gone up 10% from £30 to £33 per month (100Mbps down / 6Mbps up), apparently due to UK network usage increasing by 31% last year.

Back in 2007 the service cost was £18 per month (20Mbps down / 2Mbps up?), with RPI that would be equivilant to £25.

Edit: 2 years of 10% rises for Green waste bin charges.

Try John Lewis Broadband (PlusNet), they should beat that price AND they give you some vouchers.

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Thanks for highlighting, good to know.

10Mb £20.0 a month (includes line rental at £15.50 a month, 12-month contract, then £26.50  a month), Free £35 John Lewis e-gift card. New phone line installation charge £49.99

66Mb £32.50 a month (includes line rental at £15.50 a month, 12-month contract, then £43.00  a month), Free £70 John Lewis e-gift card. New phone line installation charge £49.99

First I'll try to use the example above to see if I can squeeze a discount deal out of Virgin. Currently 100Mb at £33 a month.

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On 28/09/2018 at 20:01, DarkHorseWaits-NoMore said:

Virgin media BroadBand only (no land line) gone up 10% from £30 to £33 per month (100Mbps down / 6Mbps up), apparently due to UK network usage increasing by 31% last year.

Back in 2007 the service cost was £18 per month (20Mbps down / 2Mbps up?), with RPI that would be equivilant to £25.

Edit: 2 years of 10% rises for Green waste bin charges.

The Virgin thing is a waste of time.

1Gb Data only SIM gone from £4.12 to £6pm.

S&S ISA global fund returned -0.5% since April

10% increase on same BB package as mentioned by OP.

 

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19 minutes ago, thermo said:

The Virgin thing is a waste of time.

1Gb Data only SIM gone from £4.12 to £6pm.

www.1pmobile.com ?  On the EE network like Virgin, w/ EU roaming.  If you are a yearly average low data user. 2.50/month avg min topup, but they say no timelimit on standard topups (only boltons).  Can still then get 30day 1Gb £6 bolton when you needs a chunk of data.  But maybe the 250Mb per month which will use that 2.50 credit you would keep accumulating anyway.

Looks a good deal if you have a tablet that hardly leaves a Wifi zone and want to holiday once a year, but don't want contract commitment and get a no timelimit rollover.

 

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On 28/09/2018 at 20:01, DarkHorseWaits-NoMore said:

Virgin media BroadBand only (no land line) gone up 10% from £30 to £33 per month (100Mbps down / 6Mbps up), apparently due to UK network usage increasing by 31% last year.

Back in 2007 the service cost was £18 per month (20Mbps down / 2Mbps up?), with RPI that would be equivilant to £25.

Edit: 2 years of 10% rises for Green waste bin charges.

Well so your service has (theoretically) become 400% better for an RPI adjusted increase of 30%

Inflation is actually cooking at 5-7% annually which brings your inflation adjusted 2007 price to £29.32

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