take that as a vote of little, or no, confidence ?
166 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
at the moment....
But since the power from the muxes is now at summat like 180KW, you will soon be frying in your own juices.
All this digital stuff switching on and off so suddenly causes the fat cells in your brain to turn to strawberry jam....I read it in a green book somewhere.......it was a page or two before the one that said the ideal population of the planet was a half million people.... :-)
to stop people putting books on high shelves, they're being MISUSED.
Altering the regulations will not stop the misuse, which is part-and-parcel of excessive risk prevention by people with poor, or no, knowledge of the H&S at work (etc) act.
But then....the deregulation is not to do with excessive H&S it is to do with cost, specifically employers cost/s.
Incidentally, the largest cost to employers is the Working Time Directive....not because it actually costs them money to implement it, but because it stops them working people for 80 hours a week. 10 year cost: 17.8 billion
Burdens-to-Business: (pdf file)
And while the WTD is operated as part of the H&S act it is basically of EU origin...and cannot be altered or removed.
The next one down is The Vehicle Excise Duty (Reduced Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2000. 10 year cost about 10 billion. EU as well, so unassailable.
the "right to buy" was ended some time ago for [then] new tenants.
For those who still retain said right-to-buy the maximum "subsidy" (AKA discount-for-years-of-tenancy) was set at a maximum of about 38K (by Mr Prescott when he wasn't busy bashing people).
Further, because much of the social housing was in a state of disrepair (private landlords have ongoing repairs, social landlords have "if it's still liveable ignore it") its market value was much lower than other housing (and still is despite the government requiring social landlords to maintain and upgrade their premises)
The current social housing rent V private rent is something like three quarters that of private rent.
And if the house has one wage earner on more than about 12-14 K then it will not receive any housing benefit, although they may well qualify for council tax benefit (currently council tax here is about 1400 quid per year) and council tax benefit is ALSO being chopped, although not many people seem to mention that.
needs to calm down.
No need for exaggeration, no need for hyperbole and definitely no need for hysteria.
Yes, there will still be chocolate.
But you need to get perspective here.
It will not be MILK chocolate.
For that you need milk.
So the rain forests need to be limited so we can have fields for the cows, to get milk.
Never mind global warming, never mind CO2, never mind the rain forests.
As long as we have chocolate (and beer and music) things will work out.
It occurred some time ago.
The hole in the fabric of space time did not occur at CERN, it occurred in London. To be precise, it is located near the Speakers chair in the house of commons.
All the interdimensional monsters invaded, time was slowed and strange particles pervaded the air.
Unfortunately it was not noticed since the occupants of said house do not live in this world anyway. The press people present were still discussing global warming.
of small companies already have different levels of rights.
Quite apart from the legislative rights they have conditions of employment that vary from reasonable to appalling. frequently they are dismissed for "gross misconduct" based on lies and innuendo, and the legal requirements for dismissal, such as suspension and investigation and appeal, are very widely ignored anyway. A large percentage of small companies are members of trade organisations whose attitude to both regulations and organised labour belongs in the 19th century, if not earlier.
The majority of cases before the employment courts are brought with trade union backing, which is widely rumoured to be under consideration of a ban.
So along with a two-year period of trial there is also a high possibility of having to pay to use the employment court service, along with a ban on unions representing their members in these courts.
And with employment court average payments hovering around the low four-figure range anyway, even the government now admits that the "compensation culture" is an urban and media myth.
Health and safety at small companies, never really a priority anyway, is now getting much worse with the number of inspectors dropping by over 500 in the last ten years....and along comes the "spending review" which asks for another 25% reduction in spending.
And why should companies take-on more permanent staff anyway, apart from the lack of business they can already use agency workers.....who have no permanent work (12 weeks maximum then out-the-door because of holiday pay) and have a hard time actually having an employer since the agency tells them they work for the client, who turns around and tells them the opposite (and they also have to provide their own personal protective equipment...a breach of the regulations).
It's a hard life running an business, with costs being so high.
But wait, according to business the highest cost is the working time directive (at around 1.8 billion a year) followed by the vehicle excise duty (reduced pollution) regulations at 1.2 billion.
Employment law is way down their list.
And the working time directive is eu law, which uk government cannot repeal or change, along with the aforesaid vehicle excise regulation.
As a mobile contract holder I got home broadband for "free".
Except it got charged at 8 quid until they did llu...which was happening "soon"
Then they gave it all back to BT.
I cannot even end the mobile contract because the home broadband cost will be backdated to start of contract....oh well, two months to go then it's "Byeeeeeeeeeee orange"
pirates hijack a nuclear vessel.
Then we can watch them try to get the fissile material out of it, for a short while.
And why assume the use of uranium ?
Further, since the main reason for the use of uranium was so that it could be used for military purposes, why use uranium for civilian purposes anymore ?
There are more suitable fissile materials:
"There is another option that receives relatively little attention but has compelling attributes, and that is the use of natural thorium in nuclear reactors. Thorium is fertile and can be converted into a fissile nuclide, uranium-233, inside a reactor core. Uranium-233 has the compelling attribute of being able to produce enough neutrons in thermal-spectrum fission to continue the conversion of thorium to U-233 and then into energy.
the licence fee to watch BBC.
You pay it to operate a broadcast television receiver.
In the case of you watching sky, you pay the licence fee to enable you to watch a commercial station with long advertisements that are drawn-out even longer by insertion of self-advertising, making it hard work to watch a program without having to note down what was happening before the ads !
of "their" big ideas is to make it less attractive to move North, by outlawing large pay deals negotiated country-wide.
So the North will get lower pay because it costs less to "live" there.
Then there is the "on yer bike" attitude to getting people working by making it impossible for them to stay where they live and get them to move elsewhere to look for work...like the North....
The beeb had "Wales" on the news this morning....no broadband in the village/s...except the pub landlord said one guy had a sat link installed and had great broadband.
The technology is there, the will to pay isn't.
problem. I have spotted the same vehicle advertised by "different" people several times.
I can only suppose that the practice of bidding-up the price is common as well.
Leaving bad feedback is getting hard to do, you have to wait a week now.....and even then it seems that sellers with poor feedback just change name....
The Arthur-Daleys seem to have deserted the back streets in favour of ebay.
Want a car mister ?
Don't use ebay !
....you cannot get a job now without some sort of id...
And since loads of people (well, a few thousand...ish) have applied for the cards....and you can register your interest on the site...
I should say that whichever gov is elected the cards are coming.....or else !!
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