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  1. The problem then becomes, who do you tax to pay for that ubi? Security cameras aren’t easy to tax because they have no “income” and taxing business too much simply results in people declining to work hard, or invest what they have, only to lose the greater part of the reward.
  2. I can't see anythng that suggests connecting to The Rock. merely routing under it. That should please the Karens and pitchfork carriers.
  3. Yet they have a fleet delivering to the EU.........
  4. Currently in Cheltenham.......got locked out in the first lockdown. The situation with good, fresh, fish and seafood is pretty dire. Deliveries are all very well if you have space/freezer to store plenty - I don’t. And the prices are eye watering. No independant fishmonger in town at all. With all the whining from fishermen, I don’t understand why they aren’t selling here at sensible prices.
  5. It would be nice to be able to buy British fish and seafood in Britain, at reasonable prices. I really miss Devereaus.............
  6. Yep. Everyone that we demand goes to work as usual, has the right to expect to be protected when doing that to the best of our ability. The oldies, with their pensions, can shield. The person who keeps the lights on, or the sewage treated, or your cupboards stocked with food. And teachers are expected to run the gauntlet of hundreds of little germ factories every working day of their lives...........
  7. Given that the UK provided most of the investment in vaccine development and production, it seems only fair that they should get the produce. Having said there would be no profits. The UK invested £4.00 per head of population while the EU invested just 70p.
  8. The ONS data for 2020 shows a total death rate for the UK of 10.2 per 1,000 - higher than it has been in the last few years but still only the highest crude mortality rate since 2003. It might have been higher without lockdowns - we’ll never know. But we are getting a pretty good idea of the financial and social effects as well as the consequential problems with mental health and other medical situations. Most of us, in the first world, live comfortably because legions of “essential workers” are out there making sure the power, heat, water, communications are on and Waitrose is deliverin
  9. FFS! Ignoring the medical rights and wrongs for an instant. It would make good financial sense for the government to pay a local business, employing local people, paying for local services and local taxes rather than send the money offshore. Releasing money into the local economy is proven to have huge benefits over paying big corporations or out of towners in any circumstance. In the current circs, getting value for money really needs to be a consideration.
  10. Red herring. The population back in 1918 was around 43 million - now it’s 66 million. How is that a terrible death figure comparison? The mortality rate for the UK hit a low point in 2011 and has been climbing steadily since then. Lifestyles have got far less healthy and obesity abounds. So the death rate in 2020 seems to be back where it was at the start of the 21st century. living longer means living with more co-morbidities and life, at the end, becomes ever more precarious. An unseen virus hoovers up the less healthy, it’s nature’s way. The real problem is provision of medic
  11. The “lock in”, as opposed to “lockdown” strategy has worked for NZ and Oz because they are far less reliant on outside help. The IOM is not self sufficient in anything - hence the import of specialists and the export of medical patients. This is the achilles heel. It has been, as previously suggested, a good place to be based but lack of ability to travel makes it far less enticing to many. Plenty of things cannot be done remotely and those with money want ways to spend/enjoy that money. Not available on the island. The rock is in danger of becoming a ghetto of low paid service providers
  12. Ah. My bad. I took the numbers from the Jersey Health Profile 2016 report and it seems that they have amalgamated some numbers.
  13. In a normal year around 2000-2200 people in Jersey die. 11% of them die of respiratory diseases. Covid accounts for a small slice of those this year. Let’s keep a sense of perspective.
  14. The UK NHS is at this point every year in the winter.
  15. Reverse charge VAT rules have winners and losers, same as any tax change. It depends where you are in the supply chain. At the bottom end it should be positive because you don’t actually pay the VAT on supplies but you still charge the end customer and collect. Suppliers buying from outside the UK will, likewise, make use of reverse charge, or deferment, schemes - so they will not be much out of pocket. There is a good case to be made for all B2B transactions to be reverse charged in the same way that the US “exempts” registered businesses from paying sales tax. It definitely scotches the most
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