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Create a Lasting Power of Attorney online was £110 now £82.00. Free for some! @ GOV.UK

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"A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the 'donor') choose trusted people ('attorneys') to make decisions on your behalf. An LPA is mainly used if you don't have the Read More
"A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the 'donor') choose trusted people ('attorneys') to make decisions on your behalf. An LPA is mainly used if you don't have the
Armenia Avatar6d, 5h agoFound 6 days, 5 hours ago112 Comments
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zonecrew
My dad has Parkinsons disease and is showing the early signs of dementia. Does anybody know if its now too late to get one drawn up for him? Should have sorted this years ago :(
Definitely not too late. the key thing is that there is a section that confirms that an idependant advocate has had a conversation with your dad and explained what a the power is. As long as your dad has capacity to understand it willl be OK. No-one is going to ring him up and start cross questioning him. Capacity issue would only be a problem if someone was going to challenge the decisions you make so in most cases the donor can be in a quite an advanced state of dementia and still have capacity to understand

Thanks for your reply.
I'll speak with my mother, perhaps his GP would be the best person to advise on this
zonecrew
My dad has Parkinsons disease and is showing the early signs of dementia. Does anybody know if its now too late to get one drawn up for him? Should have sorted this years ago :(
Definitely not too late. the key thing is that there is a section that confirms that an idependant advocate has had a conversation with your dad and explained what a the power is. As long as your dad has capacity to understand it willl be OK. No-one is going to ring him up and start cross questioning him. Capacity issue would only be a problem if someone was going to challenge the decisions you make so in most cases the donor can be in a quite an advanced state of dementia and still have capacity to understand
zonecrew
Robbo11
zonecrew
My dad has Parkinsons disease and is showing the early signs of dementia. Does anybody know if its now too late to get one drawn up for him? Should have sorted this years ago :(
It might be too late as both Parkinson's and dementia, even early signs, can affect someone's ability to make decisions. Some people will be able to make decisions about some things such as what to buy for dinner, but unable to understand and arrange their home insurance etc. Just needing more time to understand or communicate doesn’t mean someone lacks mental capacity though.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states that someone who lacks mental capacity cannot do one or more of the following four things:-
• Understand information given to them.
• Retain that information long enough to be able to make a decision.
• Weigh up the information available to make a decision.
• Communicate their decision which includes via talking, using sign language or even simple muscle movements such as blinking an eye or squeezing a hand.
Even without reading the above definition, I suspect you probably already know deep down whether your father really has the mental capacity to make a decision about creating a lasting power of attorney or not. If you are still not sure, it might be worth asking your father's GP (if you can) for their opinion. A mental capacity test may have to be done in order to make a decision though.
If the LPA is not an option because it's too late, you can still apply to the Court of Protection to be your father's financial and personal welfare deputy but it costs £400 to register as a deputy (and a fair bit more if you use a solicitor). There are also some annual supervision fees too.
Thanks a lot for the reply Robbo11
Hand on heart its probably a little bit too late for him, thankfully mums still alive so no great panic as yet. Just kicking myself i didnt get this in place years ago.

No problem mate. My pleasure. I was just sorry to hear about your father as I know from experience the impact a parent's ill health has on the whole family.
happymanuk
wendy07
you do know that there are free versions of this / similar if you care to google ?
How would that work ? - It would still need to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) which is what this fee (if you are not exempt) is for ?

yes you're right. my mistake.
Robbo11
zonecrew
My dad has Parkinsons disease and is showing the early signs of dementia. Does anybody know if its now too late to get one drawn up for him? Should have sorted this years ago :(
It might be too late as both Parkinson's and dementia, even early signs, can affect someone's ability to make decisions. Some people will be able to make decisions about some things such as what to buy for dinner, but unable to understand and arrange their home insurance etc. Just needing more time to understand or communicate doesn’t mean someone lacks mental capacity though.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states that someone who lacks mental capacity cannot do one or more of the following four things:-
• Understand information given to them.
• Retain that information long enough to be able to make a decision.
• Weigh up the information available to make a decision.
• Communicate their decision which includes via talking, using sign language or even simple muscle movements such as blinking an eye or squeezing a hand.
Even without reading the above definition, I suspect you probably already know deep down whether your father really has the mental capacity to make a decision about creating a lasting power of attorney or not. If you are still not sure, it might be worth asking your father's GP (if you can) for their opinion. A mental capacity test may have to be done in order to make a decision though.
If the LPA is not an option because it's too late, you can still apply to the Court of Protection to be your father's financial and personal welfare deputy but it costs £400 to register as a deputy (and a fair bit more if you use a solicitor). There are also some annual supervision fees too.

Thanks a lot for the reply Robbo11

Hand on heart its probably a little bit too late for him, thankfully mums still alive so no great panic as yet. Just kicking myself i didnt get this in place years ago.
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Great little mini zoo and park £2.00 Brent Lodge Park animal centre

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Brent lodge park, located in North West London, Hanwell, Inside the park there is a mini Zoo and also a maze, great fun if you want to take the kids on a day out, other things to do also. It used to b… Read More
Brent lodge park, located in North West London, Hanwell, Inside the park there is a mini Zoo and also a maze, great fun if you want to take the kids on a day out, other things to do also. It used to b…
cozzie Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago1 Comment
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Free parking in Westminster London. for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles

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Thought I would post this as a lot of people don't realise it, not only is congestion charge free, you can also park for free in Westminster Combustion engine drivers have to pay £10 for 2 hours, o… Read More
Thought I would post this as a lot of people don't realise it, not only is congestion charge free, you can also park for free in Westminster Combustion engine drivers have to pay £10 for 2 hours, o…
Aeschylus Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago21 Comments
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sowotsdis
the generation of electricity involves burning fossil fuels at a power station out of London so the pollutant gases still emitted but more likely in industrial areas
secondly ev's have toxic components made in the far east such as batteries/chargers
thirdly end of life disposal is also a hazard
components are shipped around the world producing more pollutants
so ev's not environmentally friendly at all

I'm afraid that this a myth.

See the wiki article for a comprenhensive debunking.

The key point is that even if the electricity is generated using fossil fuels the lifetime environmental impacts are far less for electric cars compared to pertrol/disel cars. Additionally as we continue to decarbonise the grid (already roughly 25% renewable) the environmental impacts will only get lower.

The battery concern is valid, but overrated and there are plenty of people looking in to way to recycle electric car batteries.


Except this renewable is virgin wood pellets shipped from the other side of the world such as USA. Crazy.
Aeschylus
sowotsdis
ev's pushing the problem away from you to the poorer folks down the line
Sorry? can you explain?

:-)
Not plugin,
hak06
Does it applies to Toyota Auris hybrid with 90gm emissions

DO you plug in? if not then no
Does it applies to Toyota Auris hybrid with 90gm emissions
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HMRC Tax/National Insurance/Pension Access

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Stumbled across this whilst trying to change the address which HMRC have registered for me. I didn't know it existed so thought it might be helpful to others too... You need to first setup a Gover… Read More
Stumbled across this whilst trying to change the address which HMRC have registered for me. I didn't know it existed so thought it might be helpful to others too... You need to first setup a Gover…
ant65471 Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago28 Comments
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I signed up for this a few months ago. But now when i enter my log in and password its coming up invalid with no way of resetting. I am 100% sure that the log in details are correct
maddogb
had so much of a nightmare with the gateway idea not recognising password etc gave up in the end..

Same for me too..
I already knew about this, but it's a useful reminder and a good idea for people that don't want to search back through over five months of posts in case some one else has done it. Something like this can be posted 2-3 times a year.
stevetheman
I would want to scare myself with what my pension is worth.

I paid into a work-related (University) pension scheme for nearly 8 years and on the site, it says that the private pension is only worth £6.62 a week.
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Marriage Tax Break £432.00

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Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you. This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 A… Read More
Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you. This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 A…
smidgedacat Avatar2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks ago12 Comments
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Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you.
This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).
To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. You can calculate how much tax you’ll pay as a couple.
If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015 to 2016 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6 April 2015 and reduce the tax paid by up to £432.
Who can apply
You can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:
you’re married or in a civil partnership
you don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000
your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000
You can still apply for Marriage Allowance if you or your partner:
are currently receiving a pension
live abroad - as long as you get a Personal Allowance.
If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for Married Couple’s Allowance instead.
smidgedacat

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you.
This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).
To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. You can calculate how much tax you’ll pay as a couple.
If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015 to 2016 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6 April 2015 and reduce the tax paid by up to £432.
Who can apply
You can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply:
you’re married or in a civil partnership
you don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000
your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000
You can still apply for Marriage Allowance if you or your partner:
are currently receiving a pension
live abroad - as long as you get a Personal Allowance.
If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for Married Couple’s Allowance instead.
If i wear normal "street" clothes to work can i claim as obviously I have to replace them after so many times ive work them ?
The only real way I see any benefit of this is if your low earning partner works one day a week for 11 grand. Any more than that with even 2 days childcare and you may as well stay at home!
11k a year is about 200 a week, take off 3 days care at 50 a day and your at 50. take off 40 quid fuel or travelling cost to get there and and back were at 10 quid a week, don't forget to minus a bit for food and expenses and you can sit back at the end of your working week knowing it's all been worth it for the £1 in your pocket!
thanks
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New Bankruptcy law (no court appearance, all done online) £680.00 (payable in instalments)

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Probably one of the weirdest deals that will ever feature on a deals website! not many people know that Bankruptcy rules have recently been changed, and now it is easy and stress free to do, it all g… Read More
Probably one of the weirdest deals that will ever feature on a deals website! not many people know that Bankruptcy rules have recently been changed, and now it is easy and stress free to do, it all g…
Aeschylus Avatar3m, 19h agoFound 3 months, 19 hours ago181 Comments
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liamod
you have corrected me on nothing, apart from my grammar.

Wrong again. Please refer to post #168 where I have provided links of examples for your convenience.

liamod
you deny and disbelieve all of my comments to suit your meaningless existence, where greed is paramount.

Wrong again. Your comments are merely opinions which you like to express as facts: sadly a symptom of those living in a post-fact world, complaining of a society that they don't like and doesn't suit them. I relay facts based on knowledge and experience.

liamod
I have mixed with the wealthy (on holidays/I refuse to go to 5* hotels now) and a bigger bunch of self obsessed parasites I have had this displeasure to meet.

Are you wanting a medal for bravery here? I'll get my violin out...

liamod
I now remember why I stopped mixing with these people when I've been conversing with you.

You have not been 'conversing'. You've been attempting, and failing, to get your non-existent point(s) across to someone who knows the opposite of what you say is often true and corrects you. Some of the points you have made about business are plainly untrue, and if true, wholly out-of-date making them redundant.

liamod
have a deep look inside yourself, if you like what you see(you will) then I pity you and your kind. immoral/greedy/self obsessed/judgemental/.

You mean judgmental. Now we need to resort to personal insults because conversing has failed. Well done big man!

I'm neither immoral nor greedy not self-obsessed nor judgmental. As I said, I relay facts. You, nor anybody else, have the right to be offended by facts.

liamod
those comments you will probably agree with, with pride.

No, they don't because they are not applicable to me. Try your hotel mates.

liamod
maybe in you're later years you will look back and realise(I doubt it) it could have been better.

You don't know me at all and you've come to a conclusion that I am the worst person ever in the world. This is beyond hilarious.

liamod
I don't mean you could have been richer/better looking wife/better career. all those things are meaningless. it means you could have cared/loved/sympathised/understood more about the country where you live.

I have every right to freedom of speech, which includes saying what is fact and often having to correct you on fallacies that you would like to be true. You would be the sort of person that would want Uncle Jezza to be in power and take the UK back to the 1970s when unions ruled the roost and had a three-day week.

liamod
why are you on hukd ?

For fun. For recreation. To look at the occasional deal. To post the occasional deal. To help people. To correct disseminators, like you, of misinformation.

Why are you on it? To leech and troll around? Post a deal why don't you rather than doing your usual of "take, take, take" without giving back.

liamod
I suspect it's to look down on people that are after a bargain ( to feel superior... because you surely are)

I don't need to feel superior, dear. I'm not vain. But good try at misdiagnosing who I am.
m5rcc
liamod
well well, you are possibly the worst person I have ever conversed with

Is that because you are unable to win your non-existent argument and I have corrected you so many times? I'll take that as a compliment.

liamod
your obviously OK financially

It's you're.

liamod
and in your/you're/ur bubble it's all ok

No bubble: just a realist.

liamod
the profit at all cost mentality that has ruined this country, capitalist greed gone insane.

Capitalism is the best of a bad bunch of economic policies. Long may it continue.

liamod
if you had ur way this country would be even more unfair than it already is. if people are not as clever as you then that's their fault.

Nothing to do with intelligence. Just using common sense would be start to make this country better. Many don't apply any common sense cos they lack even that notion.

liamod
ur justification for everything thing is "I'm to clever for that to happen to me"

When did I say that exactly? I said the welfare system should only exist for the disabled, the frail and those in desperate need. I'm not against welfare. I'm against people who abuse it, and that includes those who abuse public services like the NHS.

liamod
sympathy, empathy are words that are alien to you and your kind.

Wrong - check the repeated statement above.

liamod
I've seen people chucked of their sickness benefits for no good reason and have to use food banks, 1 even died before getting it overturned (as have hundreds of others).but you're fine so that's ok.

Probably more left-wing propaganda that you'd like to believe. People use food banks yet still spend any disposable income on luxuries. Many have no idea of going cold turkey and taking on two, three or even four jobs.


you have corrected me on nothing, apart from my grammar.
you deny and disbelieve all of my comments to suit your meaningless existence, where greed is paramount. I have mixed with the wealthy (on holidays/I refuse to go to 5* hotels now) and a bigger bunch of self obsessed parasites I have had this displeasure to meet.
I now remember why I stopped mixing with these people when I've been conversing with you.
have a deep look inside yourself, if you like what you see(you will) then I pity you and your kind.
immoral/greedy/self obsessed/judgemental/.
those comments you will probably agree with, with pride.
maybe in you're later years you will look back and realise(I doubt it) it could have been better.
I don't mean you could have been richer/better looking wife/better career. all those things are meaningless.
it means you could have cared/loved/sympathised/understood more about the country where you live.

why are you on hukd ?
I suspect it's to look down on people that are after a bargain ( to feel superior... because you surely are)
liamod
well well, you are possibly the worst person I have ever conversed with

Is that because you are unable to win your non-existent argument and I have corrected you so many times? I'll take that as a compliment.

liamod
your obviously OK financially

It's you're.

liamod
and in your/you're/ur bubble it's all ok

No bubble: just a realist.

liamod
the profit at all cost mentality that has ruined this country, capitalist greed gone insane.

Capitalism is the best of a bad bunch of economic policies. Long may it continue.

liamod
if you had ur way this country would be even more unfair than it already is. if people are not as clever as you then that's their fault.

Nothing to do with intelligence. Just using common sense would be start to make this country better. Many don't apply any common sense cos they lack even that notion.

liamod
ur justification for everything thing is "I'm to clever for that to happen to me"

When did I say that exactly? I said the welfare system should only exist for the disabled, the frail and those in desperate need. I'm not against welfare. I'm against people who abuse it, and that includes those who abuse public services like the NHS.

liamod
sympathy, empathy are words that are alien to you and your kind.

Wrong - check the repeated statement above.

liamod
I've seen people chucked of their sickness benefits for no good reason and have to use food banks, 1 even died before getting it overturned (as have hundreds of others).but you're fine so that's ok.

Probably more left-wing propaganda that you'd like to believe. People use food banks yet still spend any disposable income on luxuries. Many have no idea of going cold turkey and taking on two, three or even four jobs.
m5rcc
liamod
you're denying that there's been austerity ?

I'm denying that it is as extreme as you claim it to be. Just like 'poverty' in the UK. Everyone makes their own choices in life and those who make poor choices always like to blame others for their demise and not take responsibility.

liamod
just because some idiots (that you have watched on "benefits street" have sky/smoke/drink)

Some idiots? There's sadly quite a few of these idiots.

liamod
and property in central London is showing a downturn.....well about ****ING time, the last 8/9 years in most of the country has seen the same, I'm devastated that you're rich heroes in London are suffering a slight blip....I may not sleep tonight now.

It's your.

So you want the UK economy to contract do you? You don't want people who come here to invest, reside and spend here?

liamod
just because something is legal doesn't make it right......if they lowered the legal age of sex to ten, would you think that's right ??

A useless analogy. Kids in this country already give birth at ages before legal sexual consent with no repercussions. It's highly ironic that you go down a morality path given the aforementioned thread topic.

liamod
legal systems vary all over the world.

Well done - something you got right!

liamod
our governments have always been "buiseness" friendly and always will be.

It's business. Governments weren't so in the 1970s: they were backing the unions.

liamod
but they could easily close the loopholes that allow these companies to abuse the system.

They chose not to because it doesn't benefit the UK to do so. If they shut them down, then business goes elsewhere. Remember, the UK invented tax avoidance.

liamod
to you obviously it doesn't matter that the NHS and education system are being destroyed.

The NHS?! The envy of the Third World! Destroyed by whom exactly? You can give the NHS another £1trn and they'll still spunk it up the wall. The NHS needs to realise that it cannot continue in its existing format. No other country in the world tries to copy the NHS because it is not sustainable. The NHS should charge for certain services at the point of use.

liamod
as long as the big companies stay here and pay big dividends to shareholders instead of a fair amount of tax.

Well shareholders need a return in investment don't they. Why should they offer their money for no return? Would you perhaps like to live in North Korea and see how that would fare you?


well well, you are possibly the worst person I have ever conversed with, your obviously OK financially, and in your/you're/ur bubble it's all ok. the profit at all cost mentality that has ruined this country, capitalist greed gone insane. if you had ur way this country would be even more unfair than it already is. if people are not as clever as you then that's their fault.
ur justification for everything thing is "I'm to clever for that to happen to me"

sympathy, empathy are words that are alien to you and your kind.

I've seen people chucked of their sickness benefits for no good reason and have to use food banks, 1 even died before getting it overturned (as have hundreds of others).
but you're fine so that's ok.
liamod
you're denying that there's been austerity ?

I'm denying that it is as extreme as you claim it to be. Just like 'poverty' in the UK. Everyone makes their own choices in life and those who make poor choices always like to blame others for their demise and not take responsibility.

liamod
just because some idiots (that you have watched on "benefits street" have sky/smoke/drink)

Some idiots? There's sadly quite a few of these idiots.

liamod
and property in central London is showing a downturn.....well about ****ING time, the last 8/9 years in most of the country has seen the same, I'm devastated that you're rich heroes in London are suffering a slight blip....I may not sleep tonight now.

It's your.

So you want the UK economy to contract do you? You don't want people who come here to invest, reside and spend here?

liamod
just because something is legal doesn't make it right......if they lowered the legal age of sex to ten, would you think that's right ??

A useless analogy. Kids in this country already give birth at ages before legal sexual consent with no repercussions. It's highly ironic that you go down a morality path given the aforementioned thread topic.

liamod
legal systems vary all over the world.

Well done - something you got right!

liamod
our governments have always been "buiseness" friendly and always will be.

It's business. Governments weren't so in the 1970s: they were backing the unions.

liamod
but they could easily close the loopholes that allow these companies to abuse the system.

They chose not to because it doesn't benefit the UK to do so. If they shut them down, then business goes elsewhere. Remember, the UK invented tax avoidance.

liamod
to you obviously it doesn't matter that the NHS and education system are being destroyed.

The NHS?! The envy of the Third World! Destroyed by whom exactly? You can give the NHS another £1trn and they'll still spunk it up the wall. The NHS needs to realise that it cannot continue in its existing format. No other country in the world tries to copy the NHS because it is not sustainable. The NHS should charge for certain services at the point of use.

liamod
as long as the big companies stay here and pay big dividends to shareholders instead of a fair amount of tax.

Well shareholders need a return in investment don't they. Why should they offer their money for no return? Would you perhaps like to live in North Korea and see how that would fare you?
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Thousands of grandparents missing out on £231.00 a year - Under the rules of "grandparents' credit" if the parent goes back to work after the birth of a child they can sign a form that allows a grandparent to receive National Insurance credits

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Never knew this existed Hope it helps someone Under the rules of "grandparents' credit", if a mother goes back to work after the birth of a child she can sign a form that allows a grandparent to… Read More
Never knew this existed Hope it helps someone Under the rules of "grandparents' credit", if a mother goes back to work after the birth of a child she can sign a form that allows a grandparent to…
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would it be better to wait until april until doing this ?

and does anyone know how to print the form? lol each page is on a different link
Thanks OP, This is a winner for me :-)
This is an excellent idea . Sad to see the, what about me crew and negative comments, foggys? Old people have enough money? Grow up. Grandparents are people not foggy. Respect you're elders .
muffboy
Grandparents need rewarding more than £231 for looking after some of today's little brats.

Yeah, cause giving them an iPad is harder than dealing with street fights and anti social behaviour in the neighborhood

Edited By: Ultima2876 on Jan 27, 2017 14:53
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muffboy
Grandparents need rewarding more than £231 for looking after some of today's little brats.
Grandchildren are a Joy, and if you think that getting paid valuable Tax money to look after them should be a given you have your priorities wrong. Its a duty and honour to look after our grandchild, whilst their mother goes to build a better and life for the both of them... We will look after them for free, its our privilege, not hindrance that needs to be paid for...
This thread is not about being "paid" to look after grandchildren - it's about keeping the grandparents' National Insurance Contributions (credits) up to date for their future pension purposes, if they stop working to look after the grandchildren - just as would naturally happen if the mother stayed at home to look after them
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Free Think Bike Think Biker stickers from GOV shop

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Free Think bike Think Biker stickers. Follow the link and order how many you want from the gov.uk shop (Up to 10) and they will be sent out to you through the post. Please only order how many you need… Read More
Free Think bike Think Biker stickers. Follow the link and order how many you want from the gov.uk shop (Up to 10) and they will be sent out to you through the post. Please only order how many you need…
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biggrub
One of the biggest problem for bikers like me is all the A***eholes on their phones whilst driving. It is plain to see they have little idea what is really going on around them - especially at junctions, roundabouts etc.

Scary how common this still is.
golfer2007
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golfer2007
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golfer2007
I'm sorry but I just don't get it, why should drivers have to keep looking out for these **** bikers who weave in and out of lanes or think they have the right to ride down the middle of the road.
You SHOULD be looking out for ANY hazards - bikers or others and as for riding down the middle of the road, I presume you're referring to bikes filtering between lanes? Well that's perfectly legal and if you are going to switch lanes, then you ought to be looking in your mirror and your blind spots
No, I'm talking about bikes going straight down the middle. In a non existent middle lane, why should i have to look out for them. We all get stuck in traffic but us drivers don't decide to drive down the middle of the road. Furthermore you don't pay anywhere near enough road tax. These stickers should be changed, Think bike, think **** driving down the middle of the road.
I think you must be trolling as I can't believe anyone really could have an opinion as dumb as this...
why? are you saying it doesn't happen?

Yeah it happens, there are good and bad bike riders just like there are good and bad car/lorry/bus drivers.
If car drivers were a little more courteous and moved over a little then there is plenty of room for a Bike to slip down the middle without causing offence to anyone...chances are you'll even get a courteous thank you wave back from a Biker if you do.
You need to get past this 'us and them' thing you have going on in your head...most Bikers are car drivers as well you know. You just come across as bitter because they can get through the traffic and you are stuck in it in your superior car.
when a Biker IS riding down the middle between lanes you can bet that his/her concentration level is 100x higher than the car driver sitting in traffic playing with the car stereo / mobile phone etc...oblivious to the world around them.

Bikers are people just like you and just like me, the sticker is just saying spare a thought for another human next time you make that right turn, just because you don't like bikes..don't overlook the fact it's someones son/daughter/husband/wife/child...

As for road tax, bikes cause no traffic jams yet still pay far mor eroad tax than most cars due to the old style taxaion classication of bikes based on engine size alone. Unlike cars CO2 figures aren't used to calculate tax on bikes meaning they invariably pay far more than they should.


Edited By: Uridium on Jan 14, 2017 21:26
shaggy_malagy
im gonna grab as many of these as i can to keep in my pocket when i ride... then when some berk inevitably sooner-or-later nearly kills me (i have developed super psychic senses to pre-emptively prepare for such occasions) i can grab out a handful and slap them across the windshield.

i am also amazed at the volume of people that, after staring at me deer-in-headlights style, fully aware they would have caused a potentially fatal accident were it not for my evasive maneuver, go into a secondary panic mode and attempt to drive off as quickly as possible when i then attempt to go and explain what they've done wrong and how to avoid doing it again in future...

ride safe ppl


probably need to fill pockets and panniers. I'm amazed at how many car drivers seem to deliberately try to kill filtering bikers
im gonna grab as many of these as i can to keep in my pocket when i ride... then when some berk inevitably sooner-or-later nearly kills me (i have developed super psychic senses to pre-emptively prepare for such occasions) i can grab out a handful and slap them across the windshield.

i am also amazed at the volume of people that, after staring at me deer-in-headlights style, fully aware they would have caused a potentially fatal accident were it not for my evasive maneuver, go into a secondary panic mode and attempt to drive off as quickly as possible when i then attempt to go and explain what they've done wrong and how to avoid doing it again in future...

ride safe ppl
Uridium
golfer2007
biggrub
golfer2007
I'm sorry but I just don't get it, why should drivers have to keep looking out for these **** bikers who weave in and out of lanes or think they have the right to ride down the middle of the road.
You SHOULD be looking out for ANY hazards - bikers or others and as for riding down the middle of the road, I presume you're referring to bikes filtering between lanes? Well that's perfectly legal and if you are going to switch lanes, then you ought to be looking in your mirror and your blind spots
No, I'm talking about bikes going straight down the middle. In a non existent middle lane, why should i have to look out for them. We all get stuck in traffic but us drivers don't decide to drive down the middle of the road. Furthermore you don't pay anywhere near enough road tax. These stickers should be changed, Think bike, think **** driving down the middle of the road.
I think you must be trolling as I can't believe anyone really could have an opinion as dumb as this...

why? are you saying it doesn't happen?
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3 minutes work = £432, I'll not complain at that :3 Eat your heart out Tevez

Edited By: stevebaxy1 on Dec 30, 2016 14:48: additional comment
Heat from me, dunno what all the fuss is about. Perfectly legitimate and recently advertised again by Martin Lewis on his show.

First posted here.

Edited By: IndyS on Dec 09, 2016 19:33
kamenitzabrit
watfordguy
KentishLad
Only paid if the woman stays at home and does the house work - setting back equality about 4 decades

oh yes and as a married gay couple we can use this perk... so much for setting back equality...
I'm afraid I fail to see how a married gay couple can actually have any children conceived between them with no outside involvement - surely the main purpose of marriage is to have children and give them a solid background ?
I know that these days many parents decide not to get married for various reasons, but historically marriage was 'all about' children wasn't it ?
I honestly believe that certain famous pop stars etc are making a mockery of the whole marriage/children issue, and whilst it is not very pc my views will never change....... I have no problem with civil partnerships and do not believe anyone should be attacked because of their beliefs and private practices, but how can two people be allowed to be 'married' when there is no possible way for them to produce a child by natural means as a couple ?
I think the whole thing is ridiculous and is done to win votes.

It's got nothing to do with having children at all. It's about a couple getting married. What is deemed as an acceptable couple and what different kinds of couples can do is nothing to do with you thankfully.

Following your theory should all 'normal' couples who are unable to have children for whatever reason also be only allowed to have a civil partnership? Should they all travel to the Isle of Wight for that to happen? How is having children through surrogacy or adoption any different to conceiving between the 2 members of the marriage? It sounds a lot like you are saying that adopted children aren't as good as ones conceived naturally so everyone should be made aware that because of them, their adoptive parents can't get married.

I would like to thank you for being OK with civil partnerships what a wonderfully tolerant view of you to have.

I don't even know why I am bothering to respond because it's either a case that you are a troll baiting for attention or a daily mail reading moron, my money is on the latter.

Edited By: madpoweruk on Nov 02, 2016 11:47
many thank to the OP - also anyone know how long the process takes?
EMO123
Does claiming this affects your child tax credit payments?


unlikely to but it may well affect universal credit depending on your own personal circumstances
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satchef1
pritzz
What about immigrants come to this country they havent paid anything still gonna get state pension.
They don't.
They have to work for 10 years, at which point the normal rules apply.
They dont have to work if there in receipt of child benefit or signing on that counts towards your years!
SilverBlack
Pluun
SilverBlack
Pluun
SilverBlack
The maximum pension is £155 a week after 35 years contributions now anyway.
So why am I getting over £180?
Mine comes in at £164 it depends on your age the closer to retirement the higher it might be.
Also check your contract out figure if you have one.
Sorry, Silver but when I said getting, I meant getting now m8.
I'm 68 and "getting" £180 odd now. :)
Ah you retired before the the latest changes well done mate (_;)
Now the max you will get is £155ish and thats only if you don't contract out.
A guy who i worked with in his 70s now gets £315 a week so you can see how much they have chipped away at the State pension.
The only way that could happen would be if the chap you worked with chose not to claim his pension when it was due at 65, and thus qualified for an additional 10% pension for each year he delayed claimimg, thus his state pension will have doubled over a decade. This is still possible of course (but I think the additional amount has been reduced to 8% because DWP (rightly) realised that 10% was far too generous because the NHS makes most people live so long now).
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othen
nazhaque
othen
m1chaels
I have made a considerable amount of serps/s2p payments. Had I contracted out these would be worth something. As I didn't for the next 21 years all my ni contributions will add predisely zip to my state pension. Some might consider that the govt stealing these contributions constitutes theft.
Many of us better off NI payers will be in that situation with the new pension, but there is a guarantee that one will not be worse off (up to the £155/week limit, beyond that there is no additional benefit). The same is true for anyone that pays NI for more that 35 years (30 years under the old system) - once one qualifies for the maximum state pension the other contributions just go towards some poorer person's pension.
The state pension is incredibly generous towards lower paid workers (such as those paying Class 2 NI at £2.80/week), but less so towards those on higher salaries (who pay 12% on the first £43,000 and 2% on the rest). Both NI payers will get the same maximum pension if they work for 35 years - but the higher paid one will get a very poor pension deal whilst the lower paid one gets an excellent return. Is it fair? Of course not, but that is not the point, our social welfare has to provide for both.
Good explanation, thanks.
I have barely worked for 9 years in the UK (am an immigrant) but qualify for the max pension already. Does that mean, even if I stopped working (hypothetical, as I don't have plans in the slightest) I should be eligible for this pension after the retirement age?
Also, Is this separate from my company pension? Will i get my company pension too?
If you have qualified for the full state pension (£155/week) after only 9 years work then DWP has made a mistake; if you retired now you would get that sum when you are 66. 67... (probably 75 by the time some people get there).
You may have slightly misunderstood the forecast though, it will say something like: Full Basic Pension £155 in large type at the top, then something like: Breakdown, and how many more year's contribution you still have to make in order to achieve that pension in smaller type further down the page. That is the bit you need to look at, plus the link to your NI record which will show if you have missed any years.
If there really has been a mistake and DWP has credited you with 35 years of NI contributions they you would be duty bound to report it (not to do so knowingly, would be fraud, and someone at DWP would probably realise in the next 26 years!).
This is completely separate from your company pension, you will get that as well. Unfortunately you will have to pay tax (but not any more NI contributions) on the sum of your state and company pensions when you retire.
Thank you so much. I just had a look and as you mentioned, I did indeed misread it. My estimate stands at £57.34 a week for now.
No problem. I suspect there are some other correspondents to this post who have also misread their forecasts.
nazhaque
othen
nazhaque
othen
m1chaels
I have made a considerable amount of serps/s2p payments. Had I contracted out these would be worth something. As I didn't for the next 21 years all my ni contributions will add predisely zip to my state pension. Some might consider that the govt stealing these contributions constitutes theft.
Many of us better off NI payers will be in that situation with the new pension, but there is a guarantee that one will not be worse off (up to the £155/week limit, beyond that there is no additional benefit). The same is true for anyone that pays NI for more that 35 years (30 years under the old system) - once one qualifies for the maximum state pension the other contributions just go towards some poorer person's pension.
The state pension is incredibly generous towards lower paid workers (such as those paying Class 2 NI at £2.80/week), but less so towards those on higher salaries (who pay 12% on the first £43,000 and 2% on the rest). Both NI payers will get the same maximum pension if they work for 35 years - but the higher paid one will get a very poor pension deal whilst the lower paid one gets an excellent return. Is it fair? Of course not, but that is not the point, our social welfare has to provide for both.
Good explanation, thanks.
I have barely worked for 9 years in the UK (am an immigrant) but qualify for the max pension already. Does that mean, even if I stopped working (hypothetical, as I don't have plans in the slightest) I should be eligible for this pension after the retirement age?
Also, Is this separate from my company pension? Will i get my company pension too?
If you have qualified for the full state pension (£155/week) after only 9 years work then DWP has made a mistake; if you retired now you would get that sum when you are 66. 67... (probably 75 by the time some people get there).
You may have slightly misunderstood the forecast though, it will say something like: Full Basic Pension £155 in large type at the top, then something like: Breakdown, and how many more year's contribution you still have to make in order to achieve that pension in smaller type further down the page. That is the bit you need to look at, plus the link to your NI record which will show if you have missed any years.
If there really has been a mistake and DWP has credited you with 35 years of NI contributions they you would be duty bound to report it (not to do so knowingly, would be fraud, and someone at DWP would probably realise in the next 26 years!).
This is completely separate from your company pension, you will get that as well. Unfortunately you will have to pay tax (but not any more NI contributions) on the sum of your state and company pensions when you retire.
Thank you so much. I just had a look and as you mentioned, I did indeed misread it. My estimate stands at £57.34 a week for now.

Initially, I thought that you got so lucky.

Then it tends out you missed the important line.
othen
nazhaque
othen
m1chaels
I have made a considerable amount of serps/s2p payments. Had I contracted out these would be worth something. As I didn't for the next 21 years all my ni contributions will add predisely zip to my state pension. Some might consider that the govt stealing these contributions constitutes theft.
Many of us better off NI payers will be in that situation with the new pension, but there is a guarantee that one will not be worse off (up to the £155/week limit, beyond that there is no additional benefit). The same is true for anyone that pays NI for more that 35 years (30 years under the old system) - once one qualifies for the maximum state pension the other contributions just go towards some poorer person's pension.
The state pension is incredibly generous towards lower paid workers (such as those paying Class 2 NI at £2.80/week), but less so towards those on higher salaries (who pay 12% on the first £43,000 and 2% on the rest). Both NI payers will get the same maximum pension if they work for 35 years - but the higher paid one will get a very poor pension deal whilst the lower paid one gets an excellent return. Is it fair? Of course not, but that is not the point, our social welfare has to provide for both.
Good explanation, thanks.
I have barely worked for 9 years in the UK (am an immigrant) but qualify for the max pension already. Does that mean, even if I stopped working (hypothetical, as I don't have plans in the slightest) I should be eligible for this pension after the retirement age?
Also, Is this separate from my company pension? Will i get my company pension too?
If you have qualified for the full state pension (£155/week) after only 9 years work then DWP has made a mistake; if you retired now you would get that sum when you are 66. 67... (probably 75 by the time some people get there).
You may have slightly misunderstood the forecast though, it will say something like: Full Basic Pension £155 in large type at the top, then something like: Breakdown, and how many more year's contribution you still have to make in order to achieve that pension in smaller type further down the page. That is the bit you need to look at, plus the link to your NI record which will show if you have missed any years.
If there really has been a mistake and DWP has credited you with 35 years of NI contributions they you would be duty bound to report it (not to do so knowingly, would be fraud, and someone at DWP would probably realise in the next 26 years!).
This is completely separate from your company pension, you will get that as well. Unfortunately you will have to pay tax (but not any more NI contributions) on the sum of your state and company pensions when you retire.

Thank you so much. I just had a look and as you mentioned, I did indeed misread it. My estimate stands at £57.34 a week for now.
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For those wondering about whether or not you can use this scheme in conjunction with existing childcare vouchers - according to a poster at my work, you can use one or the other. If I remember right it said 45% of people are better off using childcare vouchers, whilst 55% are better off using the new scheme.


That's my understanding too. Also at some point soon employer child care vouchers will not be available to new applicants.
For those wondering about whether or not you can use this scheme in conjunction with existing childcare vouchers - according to a poster at my work, you can use one or the other. If I remember right it said 45% of people are better off using childcare vouchers, whilst 55% are better off using the new scheme.
caka
pitlab why are you making your other half work? my kids go to granny but I'm dreading the dental bill
Yeah, we don't have a granny near by .
llomas4
splender
Seriously this is child abuse, a child does not want to get outsourced. Child protection for all mammals on earth features ,mother and child.
Well your clearly an idiot!!!!

Might want to check your spelling before you go calling other people idiots.
manicmidlander
Don't think this is as good as the existing child care voucher scheme through your employer
That depends on whether you are a higher rate tax payer.

It's also not clear if you can do both employer and government schemes - it doesn't say you can't, but that doesn't mean you can either. For now, I will remain optimistic - it is, after all, an initiaitive to encourage full-time parents to go (back?) into the workplace.
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don't forget 'total earnings' is after your pension contributions are taken off
nickmoul
Thank you. No idea how long I'll have to wait to see if I get it.

If applicable expect it to be applied as close to April as they can fudge it.

You might get a letter confirming or it may just appear in your account without notice.
Thank you. No idea how long I'll have to wait to see if I get it.
taxitim24
its not just for benefits daskapital. Ring your supplier & enquire.


Thanks. I called them. I have children under 5 but they told me on the phone that if I'm not receiving any benefits and have children under 5 I would also have to have a household income under £16k which I don't so I'm not eligible but thanks anyway.
its not just for benefits daskapital. Ring your supplier & enquire.
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Does this still work?
Think so. Just tried but don't have any of the security answers!
Does this still work?
MR1123
If I owe them tax they will hunt me down and take it from coming years if it hasn't been paid from wherever they can I.e tax credits etc, however
If they over tax me and they owe me money, I have untill end of tax year to claim. Head scratcher.


I believe I am owed tax. This financial year


So as you mention I have to wait till end of year,. So from April 10th can I claim back ?

Or does it take a few months to process and then
definately not the same homepage as being displayed in the print screen op posted cannot see the "self assesment" anywhere so makes me believe im on the wrong page
JC1997
You cannot use the tax credits service
We cannot deal with your tax credits claim online.
why is this showing to me?


Hey did you find out what it Was? I've just got that message too x
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Finally received Scottish Power barcode letter today. Went to top up (post office only) took a wee while as PO only do £49 max top ups, so had to do in 3 transactions!?! Anyway it worked , and I'm grateful for it.
I am with eon and on universal credit cos on low paid income am I entitled to any free electric many thanks.
I applied through British Gas no problem they then sent a letter saying they received my application but they wanted me to send proof to them. They done the same last year. Pain in the ass but it is a free £140
Still no sign of Scottish Power barcode letter voucher. I know the smallprint of application says could be up til May, but usually theres movement in Dec/Jan....it is a WINTER scheme after all. Pffft.
I just got a heads up.... Sainsbury's energy paid a customer £140 on the 16-12-2016. so hopefully many others have been paid or due to be anytime :)
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great find, more operators should follow suit and support our heros
Your heroes maybe, not mine.
Before you start moaning at me, I am ex-forces myself, it was just a job I did before I woke up to the reality of who I was fighting for and what I was defending.
Heat for the deal though.

My sentiments, and hopefully soon to be situation, exactly.
Paddy_o_furniture
gringo1804
Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most military personnel are not risking their lives on a day-to-day basis, and that police officers, firefighters, and even paramedics are probably routinely more at risk of harm but to directly compare the jobs is simplistic and disingenuous. Lots of my friends are ex-military police officers, firefighters, and paramedics but I don't think any of them would begrudge a deal or discount for forces personnel, especially as it's normally their responsibility to cover for them when they decide to strike, or need reinforcement.
I concede that the reasons we are sent to fight are not always what they were purported to be but that is down to politicians, not the troops. I am extremely skeptical about the state of our country, our politics, and our system as a whole, but I don't think that diminishes the bravery and commitment of most forces personnel and their long-suffering families.
We still have people on operations around the world and there are not many jobs that require an 18 year old to leave his friends and family for 6, 9, or even 12 months to go and live in a forward operating base, in squalid conditions and with the ever-present threat of being killed or maimed, where they are expected to go out on patrol day after day, watch their friends get blown to pieces and crack on as if nothing's happened. Admittedly, this is not the situation for everyone in the forces, but everyone, even the RAF, will have made sacrifices during their careers, so if there are people willing to acknowledge those sacrifices I hardly think it's something to moan about.
Great post...
Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to go without silver service for 6 months is hardly a sacrifice. :-)

You wouldn't believe the discussions I've heard about the lack of air conditioning for fast jet pilots, or maybe you would.
Paddy_o_furniture
gringo1804
Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most military personnel are not risking their lives on a day-to-day basis, and that police officers, firefighters, and even paramedics are probably routinely more at risk of harm but to directly compare the jobs is simplistic and disingenuous. Lots of my friends are ex-military police officers, firefighters, and paramedics but I don't think any of them would begrudge a deal or discount for forces personnel, especially as it's normally their responsibility to cover for them when they decide to strike, or need reinforcement.
I concede that the reasons we are sent to fight are not always what they were purported to be but that is down to politicians, not the troops. I am extremely skeptical about the state of our country, our politics, and our system as a whole, but I don't think that diminishes the bravery and commitment of most forces personnel and their long-suffering families.
We still have people on operations around the world and there are not many jobs that require an 18 year old to leave his friends and family for 6, 9, or even 12 months to go and live in a forward operating base, in squalid conditions and with the ever-present threat of being killed or maimed, where they are expected to go out on patrol day after day, watch their friends get blown to pieces and crack on as if nothing's happened. Admittedly, this is not the situation for everyone in the forces, but everyone, even the RAF, will have made sacrifices during their careers, so if there are people willing to acknowledge those sacrifices I hardly think it's something to moan about.
Great post...
Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to go without silver service for 6 months is hardly a sacrifice. :-)

Fair point - I may have to edit that out!
gringo1804
Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most military personnel are not risking their lives on a day-to-day basis, and that police officers, firefighters, and even paramedics are probably routinely more at risk of harm but to directly compare the jobs is simplistic and disingenuous. Lots of my friends are ex-military police officers, firefighters, and paramedics but I don't think any of them would begrudge a deal or discount for forces personnel, especially as it's normally their responsibility to cover for them when they decide to strike, or need reinforcement.
I concede that the reasons we are sent to fight are not always what they were purported to be but that is down to politicians, not the troops. I am extremely skeptical about the state of our country, our politics, and our system as a whole, but I don't think that diminishes the bravery and commitment of most forces personnel and their long-suffering families.
We still have people on operations around the world and there are not many jobs that require an 18 year old to leave his friends and family for 6, 9, or even 12 months to go and live in a forward operating base, in squalid conditions and with the ever-present threat of being killed or maimed, where they are expected to go out on patrol day after day, watch their friends get blown to pieces and crack on as if nothing's happened. Admittedly, this is not the situation for everyone in the forces, but everyone, even the RAF, will have made sacrifices during their careers, so if there are people willing to acknowledge those sacrifices I hardly think it's something to moan about.

Great post...

Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to go without silver service for 6 months is hardly a sacrifice. :-)
Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most military personnel are not risking their lives on a day-to-day basis, and that police officers, firefighters, and even paramedics are probably routinely more at risk of harm but to directly compare the jobs is simplistic and disingenuous. Lots of my friends are ex-military police officers, firefighters, and paramedics but I don't think any of them would begrudge a deal or discount for forces personnel, especially as it's normally their responsibility to cover for them when they decide to strike, or need reinforcement.

I concede that the reasons we are sent to fight are not always what they were purported to be but that is down to politicians, not the troops. I am extremely skeptical about the state of our country, our politics, and our system as a whole, but I don't think that diminishes the bravery and commitment of most forces personnel and their long-suffering families.

We still have people on operations around the world and there are not many jobs that require an 18 year old to leave his friends and family for 6, 9, or even 12 months to go and live in a forward operating base, in squalid conditions and with the ever-present threat of being killed or maimed, where they are expected to go out on patrol day after day, watch their friends get blown to pieces and crack on as if nothing's happened. Admittedly, this is not the situation for everyone in the forces, but everyone, even the RAF, will have made sacrifices during their careers, so if there are people willing to acknowledge those sacrifices I hardly think it's something to moan about.
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Free! £220 in tax - the govt will give it back to your spouse if you satisfy these conditions. Get £435 if you backdate it to last year! Marriage Allowance.

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I'm self-employed (earning less than £10k) and haven't yet filled my tax return for 2015/16. Wasn't planning on do it for another month - is there a time limit for claiming for 2015/16?
rpampana
Who needs to apply for this, tax payer or the non tax payer?
the person giving the tax allowance is the person that makes the application
Who needs to apply for this, tax payer or the non tax payer?
luvsadealdealdeal
Hey - I know this has been posted in the dim & distant past - but memories are short.
I wouldn't call 9 weeks ago a 'dim and distant past'! :p But hot anyway for telling those who missed it before.
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littld
Of course of you have a partner who can't be bothered to work then you have bigger problems than a little bit of tax
How about a partner that has another unpaid job? Like looking after your son/daughter...
Or an undiagnosed condition that prevents someone from working or claiming anything?

Exactly... it's easy to be judgemental from behind a keyboard...
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Discount Kryptonite D lock (RRP £80) £29.99 with free bicycle marking. GREENWICH RESIDENTS ONLY!!!

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The Royal Borough of Greenwich, in partnership with TfL, is offering reduced cost locks and free bicycle marking to residents and students. Known as the 'Goldilocks' scheme, the council is making t… Read More
The Royal Borough of Greenwich, in partnership with TfL, is offering reduced cost locks and free bicycle marking to residents and students. Known as the 'Goldilocks' scheme, the council is making t…
sebrichter Avatar11m, 1w agoFound 11 months, 1 week ago10 Comments
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You will have to produce some form of ID when you get to the locations with the locks to prove you live or study on the borough. This design whilst a little weighty works so that you would need two or three angle grinder blades as the outer plastic is designed to melt into the blades and make them ineffective. to get through the lot
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sebrichter
Can I get an explanation for why this is cold. The lock alone retails at £79

Not everybody lives in London?

Sadly in this day and age with battery powered angle grinders I won't leave my bike anywhere but the bike lockers.


That's why the title says GREENWICH RESIDENTS ONLY! To vote cold just because you don't have access to it is silly.
sebrichter
Can I get an explanation for why this is cold. The lock alone retails at £79

Not everybody lives in London?

Sadly in this day and age with battery powered angle grinders I won't leave my bike anywhere but the bike lockers.
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit
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London Borough of Ealing free bike wall locking bracket for £5.00 p&p

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decent wall bracket looks like it comes with security fixings and can help keep most things secure not just bikes. Ealing Council have pre purchased your Stainless Steel Smile as part of their prog… Read More
decent wall bracket looks like it comes with security fixings and can help keep most things secure not just bikes. Ealing Council have pre purchased your Stainless Steel Smile as part of their prog…
eddcase Avatar11m, 2w agoFound 11 months, 2 weeks ago6 Comments
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Shane this isn't for more areas, heat added.
steveomatic
Whats to stop a bike thief just unscrewing it? I am guessing if you are fitting it yourself it will have pretty standard fittings.
It does say " This will be dispatched directly with a special security fixing kit and instructions "

Edited By: eddcase on May 08, 2016 12:41
Whats to stop a bike thief just unscrewing it? I am guessing if you are fitting it yourself it will have pretty standard fittings.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Awt0weVz2sU/Vy5aVJALE-I/AAAAAAAAC7o/6a-U5HgF5SkZ3QxfQuzax9UsuGxvfMjXwCCo/s512/ealingbikebracket.jpg
To get your 'smile' bracket, you can either

Contact HB Designs on 01380 840 819 and quote reference number 125LBES/66 or purchase securely online on HB Designs website. Your bracket will be sent directly to you for just £5 postage and packing.

Visit the London Bike Hub, 18 Queens Avenue, Greenford, UB6 9XB and pick your smile bracket up for free
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Subsidised bike bunkers for Ealing residents £120.00 inc. VAT and Installation.

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Just received this email via my local authority mailing list informing me of a subsidised offer on a bike bunker for £120. The bike bunker described in the email is I think identical to a £499.99 one Read More
Just received this email via my local authority mailing list informing me of a subsidised offer on a bike bunker for £120. The bike bunker described in the email is I think identical to a £499.99 one
willpower Avatar11m, 3w agoFound 11 months, 3 weeks ago62 Comments
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jimbobaggins
I thought a bunker was underground. Maybe you could try asking them to put it in a big hole in the ground for you? That would be much more secure too.
Maybe it's a Pillbox for a bike?
In decent parts of the country (ie not London) few people have to go to such extreme measures to secure a bike.
I regularly see unlocked bikes parked outside our local shop, but then I'm not living in a Socialist utopia.
Ealing's Labour Council has worked out that a lot of hipster lefties ride bikes, so it's just buying their votes for the next election.
You can tell it's a socialist idea, because they are using other people's taxes to prop up a minority in order to maintain their power.
How many Europeans can I fit in here? The yield will be great xD
prash_2k
Anybody know why were subsidizing the residents of Ealing? Why are they so special?
Because it's another socialist council - 53 out of 69 of the blighters:
https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201044/councillors
As one M Thatcher once said: "the problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of other people's money"!


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Save £9.75 on Post Office passport check and send £72.50

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So we all hate paying to renew a passport, but we also hate paying the post office for check and send even more... Well use the government online passport application form (free) and save the £9.75… Read More
So we all hate paying to renew a passport, but we also hate paying the post office for check and send even more... Well use the government online passport application form (free) and save the £9.75…
seancharles Avatar1y, 1d agoFound 1 year, 1 day ago46 Comments
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I had forgotten I needed to renew my passport this year, this reminded me. Online was a doddle, and I followed the guide on this site to make my own passport photos, saving over £15 in total. Received passport today, no problems, cheers op.

Edited By: Derek_Duval on May 03, 2016 17:55
I did this printed it off and forgot to sign it
pete_l
mmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee
... i sent it off with photos & cheque result haha : )
If you have renewed your driving licence in the past 5 years, you can click the option to use the online mugshot from that.
This works for renewing driving licence using passport photo, but it looks like you can't use driving licence photo to renew passport, just tried :(
I live in northern Ireland and I'm not going to get a Irish passport to save money. my passport will always be British and proud.
This is a very good shout and I always recommend using the online site to the people I countersign for.
The check and send is only as good as the person who does it in the Post office and as other people have said, some are somewhat lacking in training.
The gov.uk site is very simple and as previously explained, only allows you to fill in the correct bits, whereas a lot of people plough throught the whole form with no need !
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