Naw, it's definitely trews, as in "tartan trews", the traditional wedding outfit of those not brave enough to wear a kilt.
29 posts • joined 26 Oct 2010
Those of us who do move around the country also have privately owned houses, so presumably it is not the rate of home ownership, but the availability of accessible remote accommodation that is important.
One real annoyance for peripatetic home owners such as myself is Council Tax. I have to pay 100% of my home CT. Living in a rented flat as a single person I should get 50% discount for single occupancy. BUT the flat is counted as a second home so only qualifies for 10% discount.
Therefore, as a flexible worker I have to pay 190% of CT.
Improv was great, just too much of a paradigm shift for most people to cope with.
The very idea of a spreadsheet that started with just one cell put off a lot of people I know, but it was the best financial modelling tool I ever used.
Reg, how about a series about plucky failures to run alongside these reminisences?
That was why I left them a month ago after 15 years(!). What made it worse was that their tech support told me that the data slurping was due to TV downloads when in fact we had a mail client continually refreshing its database.
With Plusnet now. Dumped BT at the same time. An easy change over, and the broadband is seven times faster.
Before we get too hung up about the philanthopists in the SE of England keeping the rest of us alive, let's not forget that public spending in London far outstrips anything in any other part of the UK, and that much of the earnings ascribed to London are due the location of companies' head offices, not where the money is actually made.
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