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  1. Does happen, but it's quite rare here. Socially...

    Does happen, but it's quite rare here. Socially it would be a very serious crime. There are huge fines for fly tipping. And it is policed.

    I had to go an make a statement at the police station,...
  2. Seems like it, yes.

    Seems like it, yes.
  3. Depending how well you negotiate: Yes. Yes....

    Depending how well you negotiate:

    Yes. Yes. There can't be an umbrella involved. It closes down.

    or

    Yes. No. Paying you as an employee, perhaps after deductions, perhaps not, but leaving you...
  4. Maybe they're serial killers...

    Maybe they're serial killers...
  5. I'm reading the book. I'll let you know. :eek:...

    I'm reading the book. I'll let you know.

    :eek:

    We have to pay about £2 per 35l sack (that's about your normal bin bag). Household of four adults - one bag per week. Paying directly for it to...
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    :D Watch it, she can put an arrow in a fly's...

    :D

    Watch it, she can put an arrow in a fly's eye at one hundred yards, from a galloping horse.
  7. Bit of googling finds this:...

    Bit of googling finds this: https://www.blickrothenberg.com/app/uploads/2019/11/Non-resident-directors-of-UK-companies.pdf

    Basically, if they send you a tax return, you fill it in, as a null...
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    Turns out the week previously, my daughter's...

    Turns out the week previously, my daughter's oriental archery tutors had it. Which means my daughter is a superspreader (symptomless) :eek:. At least this flu doesn't kill.
  9. Less than 1400 words. Five minutes top. Oh dear....

    Less than 1400 words. Five minutes top. Oh dear. But even the first paragraph gives enough information to show how ignorant your comment was.

    On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would...
  10. The initially linked article isn't denying the...

    The initially linked article isn't denying the reality of climate change. It's not even denying the reality of man-made climate change. It's addressing the claims of climate activists that the end of...
  11. And mosques. Old Church Becomes Mosque in Uneasy...

    And mosques. Old Church Becomes Mosque in Uneasy Britain - The New York Times
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    Reading Sam Hughes - Fine Constant Seriously...

    Reading Sam Hughes - Fine Constant

    Seriously hard sci-fi. I think my brain is starting to leak out of my ears...
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    Just sharing a snippet of familial information in...

    Just sharing a snippet of familial information in a general discussion area. HTH.
  14. Yes. Because it is a museum...

    Yes. Because it is a museum.


    The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum was created by an act of the Polish parliament on July 2, 1947, and includes the grounds of two extant parts of the Auschwitz I...
  15. FTFY.

    FTFY.
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    Covid-19 - other viruses are available

    My daughter in law has had two covid-19 tests recently, both negative. The latest diagnosis is the 'flu - which fits with her symptoms of fatigue and vertigo and according to the doc is 'doing the...
  17. While it's important to keep an open mind and try...

    While it's important to keep an open mind and try to have a balanced view, I think I'll just go with the consensus of scientific opinion. Just like I do for medical treatment.

    However, it's vital...
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    Or bulltulip CV. ;) I got 24 overall. Apparently,...

    Or bulltulip CV. ;) I got 24 overall. Apparently, you're supposed to quantify everything, but that doesn't really work for technical jobs.
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    That's the spirit!.

    <OG Mode>That's the spirit!</OG Mode>.
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    That'll be all the muscle they're developing.

    That'll be all the muscle they're developing.
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    For permie jobs that does look like a good tool-...

    For permie jobs that does look like a good tool- although US biased. For technical contractor jobs, not so much, I think. Still, I got 100/100 for skills, so that's nice.
  22. I couldn't give a toss about the heritage. The...

    I couldn't give a toss about the heritage.

    The significance of this is Erdogan increasingly wooing the Islamists. Before Erdogan, Turkey was a secular nation officially. It is rapidly ceasing to...
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    I've got four.

    I've got four.
  24. Which is then seized upon by the intellectually...

    Which is then seized upon by the intellectually challenged as proof that all claims concerning Climate Change are rubbish. But I note that Shellenberger is not necessarily correct with all his...
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    Most of us, I'd guess.

    Most of us, I'd guess.
  26. The data isn't there - there's a 1-2 week lag....

    The data isn't there - there's a 1-2 week lag. Anything more recent is very speculative. We've been above 1.0 now for about 6 weeks. However, in absolute terms, the numbers are still very low.
  27. Don't panic. The effective R from 30th Jun is...

    Don't panic. The effective R from 30th Jun is about 0.63. Switzerland is at 1.57 - and we've only just mandated masks on public transports.
    ...
  28. Not all members here are in IT, and it's question...

    Not all members here are in IT, and it's question about using your ltd co to buy property.
  29. I got a chap on these very forums in for a week's...

    I got a chap on these very forums in for a week's consultancy. Just drew up a simple agreement - I pay you this much for this much work at this place. Expenses covered by your rate.

    I also got...
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    And more contagious.

    And more contagious.
  31. Are the checkout assistants not protected by...

    Are the checkout assistants not protected by flexiglass partitions?
  32. Maybe £150 a day. HMRC have admitted that some...

    Maybe £150 a day. HMRC have admitted that some affected by the LC were on lower than 30K a year. Some on £30 an hour - so £240.

    SmartPay were the scheme provider cited in an article in The Times...
  33. You cannot work through an agency as sole trader.

    You cannot work through an agency as sole trader.
  34. A good way to transfer the base to the pan is to...

    A good way to transfer the base to the pan is to roll it around a rolling pin (gently, you don't want to push the layers together), then unroll into the pan.
  35. Some of the people affected are low paid agency...

    Some of the people affected are low paid agency workers, who were recommended to use a scheme by their agents. Their stories have been reported from time to time in the press.
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    Oh come on "Ethnic minorities like me (literally...

    Oh come on "Ethnic minorities like me (literally nothing about me is white except for my skin colour) have had to deal with systemic oppression all our lives." Wonderful.
  37. and very small at that. Anyway, that was...

    and very small at that.

    Anyway, that was downright nasty, so I'm giving him a month to cool down.
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    Sticky: Is it a full moon or something? BR14. One...

    Is it a full moon or something?

    BR14. One month. Just nasty.

    Edit: and that one triggered DoctorStrangelove. Thanks for the neg rep! The comment was lovely as well. :ohwell
  39. Take agency PAYE. Then, if the agency goes bust,...

    Take agency PAYE. Then, if the agency goes bust, you're one of the first in the queue for payment.
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    True enough. I've been in the same place for...

    True enough. I've been in the same place for years, so haven't talked to an agent - other than the ones at my agency, and that's usually to tell them what I'd like to drink. If this comes to an end,...
  41. At renewal, tell the agency you want, e.g. a 25%...

    At renewal, tell the agency you want, e.g. a 25% rate increase, or you walk. And mean it.
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    Virus Lives Matter

    Why vaccines are deeply racist | Titania McGrath | The Critic Magazine
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    Good job you're not the vindictive sort then.

    Good job you're not the vindictive sort then.
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    The main light in my bedroom is colour changing...

    The main light in my bedroom is colour changing LEDs - strips hanging in loops from the various beams. The remotes stopped working, so now I it's stuck on magenta. With bedside lamps and other white...
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    The crime was recorded as racially aggravated,...

    The crime was recorded as racially aggravated, but there's no evidence that fine was higher or anything was added to the punishment as a result.

    If he'd only called the guy a fsking leprechaun...
  46. Well, the govt have repeatedly denied it is...

    Well, the govt have repeatedly denied it is retrospective.

    Out of interest, do you have an example of a good retrospective law?
  47. This. And since I work mostly from home anyway,...

    This. And since I work mostly from home anyway, it didn't make much difference to anything else really. Except sauna and gym going - I missed that.
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    What, Sweden? Oh no- they get healthcare at least.

    What, Sweden? Oh no- they get healthcare at least.
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    mmm haggis. Lovely stuff.

    mmm haggis. Lovely stuff.
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    He wasn't fined for calling an Irishman a...

    He wasn't fined for calling an Irishman a leprechaun. He was fined mainly for sending an email containing various threats to assault. The reference to leprechaun just meant the offense was considered...
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