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  1. What is the point of this for the cost?

    Cars registered in the IOM in the last few years used to come up on the UK database ( my experience was with Aviva car insurance ,) The older car 2005 registered did not come up on this .
  2. Bitcoin

    I sold most of my bitcoins when it reached around £3000 2 months ago. Its over £11698 per bitcoin now. :-(
  3. local costume hire

    Try their Facebook page.Think it has a phone number ..
  4. local costume hire

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=fancy+dress+isle+of+man Have used the first one on the list a few years ago and they were great. Not sure if they still trade.
  5. What happens when you sell? AFAIK IOM doesn't tax capital gains .
  6. Bullionbypost is great . However they have another business called https://www.gold.co.uk where the prices are slightly lower. The websites are similar and they are both part of the same company Jewellery Quarter Bullion Limited (JQB). Is the Isle of man based gold bullion company still trading ???
  7. I am very annoyed at this article from the daily fail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5055467/Lewis-Hamilton-avoided-VAT-16-5million-private-jet.html Halfway down the article they have a box in blue which says How people use the Isle of Wight's tax rules to avoid paying VAT They are still confusing us with the Isle of wight ;-)
  8. 4G Broadband

    Are there LAN sockets on the router they supply?.
  9. Work permits

    Nurses don't need a work permit in the isle of man . It is among the list of jobs that don't need a work permit. I don't think that the newspaper article mentioned anything about a work permit and was mentioning about 'paperwork problems' . Nurses trained outside the EU have to pass qualifying exams to get their registration. https://www.gov.im/categories/working-in-the-isle-of-man/work-permits/exemptions/
  10. A Stock Market Bubble worse than 1929

    I wish I had more as well. I had many more last year but sold most of it when the prices hit around 3k and I thought that was the top. Which wallet do you use ? I use Mycelium but are there any others which are better ?
  11. electric vehicles

    From what I have read it could be as low as 2p per mile if you can get the cheaper off peak electric . Problem is that AFAIK the plug in cars with a petrol engine and an battery with an external charging facility don't qualify for the off peak electric. You need to have a pure electric car for this.
  12. electric vehicles

    My major issue with the Leaf is that it looks weird. The 2018 model though looks better . Hyundai on the other hand has decided to make its EV look like a normal car . http://m.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/ioniq-electric
  13. electric vehicles

    Some EV's have a portion of the main battery partitioned off (like a hard drive ) for the lights/general electrics etc.
  14. electric vehicles

    I'm fairly certain that the lower electric tarrif with off peak rates is still available even without a fancy EV . At least this was the case when I used to live in a flat with a electric storage heater for heating/ water . Cheaper rates off peak ( for a few hours mid day and again after midnight to around 0700 hrs from what I remember) Was worth delaying start of the washer dryer and dishwasher to start off after midnight.. AFAIK the lower off peak rate is available from several leccy companies across as well.
  15. electric vehicles

    The VED is only £5 per year (or is it zero now??? )for EV's even in the IOM. One can argue that its a subsidy as the EV's use the same roads. The problem is that electric cars are still more expensive than a similar ICE car. Without subsidy there will not be any early adopters and without that there wouldnt be scaling and increased use .The average cost price will get cheaper as the production scales up . The VED/subsidy can then be changed at this point. (An example is the Tesla which with the model 3 ) Case in point is the increase in VED for hybrids and other low emission vehicles in the UK from this year.