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    Not a joke:

    NHS Prescriptions: Standard prescriptions will go up 20p from £8.40 to £8.60.

    TV licences: The price of watching television has increased by £1.50 to £147.

    Council tax: Increases will vary between authorities but some bills could rise as much as five per cent.

    Water bills: Households in England and Wales will be charged an average £395 for their water and sewerage over the coming year - an increase of £6.

    Car tax: Vehicle Excise Duty, a tax placed on car purchases, will now apply to small cars with lower CO2 emissions.

    Mobile phone bills: Three networks are hiking charges. EE customers will see a 2.5 per cent rise and O2 customers will have a 2.6 per cent increase. Both rises are in line with retail prices index (RPI) changes made earlier in the year. Furthermore, Vodafone customers who signed up after 5 May 2016 will be subject to a 3.2 per cent price rise, also because of RPI.

    Postage stamps: First class stamps will cost a penny more, bringing them to 65p.

    Energy bills: The Co-op is increasing the cost of its standard variable tariff by an average of five per cent from 1 April, adding an estimated £58 a year to bills. Scottish Power has also announced that from the end of March, standard dual fuel prices will increase by an average of 7.8 per cent. NPower has hiked gas and electricity prices by 9.8 per cent - a move adding around £109 to annual dual fuel bills. E.On price rises won’t kick in until April 26 but the company is set to increase its standard variable dual fuel prices by an average of 8.8 per cent.
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    Business rates increases:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Business rates increases:
    You need to get a smaller office and make everyone work at home if possible.

    That's what my client does and a few other people's employers I know do. That means when you do go into an office you don't have a desk and have to find someone who isn't in to use.
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    Interesting that IBM have recently reversed its home-working policy

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...l_companywide/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    You need to get a smaller office and make everyone work at home if possible.

    That's what my client does and a few other people's employers I know do. That means when you do go into an office you don't have a desk and have to find someone who isn't in to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Interesting that IBM have recently reversed its home-working policy

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...l_companywide/
    Interesting way of doing redundancies.

    It may not actually work though. I know some ex-IBMers and many went years without pay rises. When that didn't work to make people to get other jobs they had to make them redundant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Nah
    Why do you micro manage your staff?
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    NHS Prescriptions: Standard prescriptions will go up 20p from £8.40 to £8.60.

    Do jockos now pay 20p now ? Or still paid by the English ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Why do you micro manage your staff?
    Squirrels need D&C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarbera View Post
    NHS Prescriptions: Standard prescriptions will go up 20p from £8.40 to £8.60.

    Do jockos now pay 20p now ? Or still paid by the English ?
    Only the English pay.
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