Jump to content

TT home stay 2022


Manx17
 Share

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, GD4ELI said:

So, ~20,000 extra peasants on the rock taking no precautions will result in Nobles being swamped by locals and bikers. Good luck with that emergency appointment / operation / boob job.

ETA: Is there anywhere on the Island we can send you for a quick intelligence test?

Prior to COVID aren't the hospital theatres closed for elective surgery anyway (boob job)? Emergencies have always been dealt with during TT.

Whether Nobles should be used specifically for COVID is another matter. IMPO for the long term Manx Care should be looking to develop a stand alone unit for respiratory diseases anyway. It's not as if there's shortage of space up there. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Prior to COVID aren't the hospital theatres closed for elective surgery anyway (boob job)? Emergencies have always been dealt with during TT.

Whether Nobles should be used specifically for COVID is another matter. IMPO for the long term Manx Care should be looking to develop a stand alone unit for respiratory diseases anyway. It's not as if there's shortage of space up there. 

Or a shortage of cash.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

32 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Prior to COVID aren't the hospital theatres closed for elective surgery anyway (boob job)? Emergencies have always been dealt with during TT.

Whether Nobles should be used specifically for COVID is another matter. IMPO for the long term Manx Care should be looking to develop a stand alone unit for respiratory diseases anyway. It's not as if there's shortage of space up there. 

Yes they closed,  the hospital is diabolical, it has been since it was built. I remember talking to a fella in a pub and he told me he was doing snagging and I said you’ve got a good few months of work  out of that . He said he was in charge of 200 men. I couldn’t believe it. The plumbing wasn’t great and how they did it didn’t work at all. But that’s what you get when those In charge don’t do their jobs properly. It’s not their money is it. They should of made a building for covid patients  at the start. If you think of the wasted millions going on lfts, when in the next breath it’s ok open your homes to strangers is criminal. Next waste of money will be the testing site being moved from the grandstand. But hopefully it will be a bit warmer for the ones testing. 

Edited by Manx17
  • Confused 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Manx17 said:

Yes they closed,  the hospital is diabolical, it has been since it was built. I remember talking to a fella in a pub and he told me he was doing snagging and I said you’ve got a good few months of work  out of that . He said he was in charge of 200 men. I couldn’t believe it. The plumbing wasn’t great and how they did it didn’t work at all. But that’s what you get when those In charge don’t do their jobs properly. It’s not their money is it. They should of made a building for covid patients  at the start. If you think of the wasted millions going on lfts, when in the next breath it’s ok open your homes to strangers is criminal. Next waste of money will be the testing site being moved from the grandstand. But hopefully it will be a bit warmer for the ones testing. 

The testing site won’t be moved, it will be done away with.

Is 200 to snag a project that size a lot? Doesn’t sound it to me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Ramseyboi said:

The testing site won’t be moved, it will be done away with.

Is 200 to snag a project that size a lot? Doesn’t sound it to me.

The new testing site is being discussed as you write and your wrong. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

44 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Well we will see but people I have spoken to that have done homestay for years are not bothering next year they are planning holidays for next backend when things hopefully have settled down.

I’ve seen that too, But that said people have being saying that even before the pandemic. When at the boat there have been quite a few saying the TT is not the same and had become too commercialised and enjoy the Manx more. 
I can’t see many racing either next year, haven’t they got to go into the southern then the Manx to qualify or have I got that wrong?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Manx17 said:

I’ve seen that too, But that said people have being saying that even before the pandemic. When at the boat there have been quite a few saying the TT is not the same and had become too commercialised and enjoy the Manx more. 
I can’t see many racing either next year, haven’t they got to go into the southern then the Manx to qualify or have I got that wrong?

Trouble is if they go down with covid during their stay ,they could be confined to the property for a further 10 days .bit like the coach tours a few weeks ago who in effect blocked out 2 hotels on the promenade until they could safely travel again,

there needs to be a complete re think regarding isolation  following a positive test ,I am quite surprised given our extremely high  number  covid cases ,  the Isle of Man has not  been put on a red list , requiring the UK and elsewhere  to provide evidence of a negative test prior to entry 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, hissingsid said:

A good many of people who do homestay by letting the property and going away for a couple of weeks on holiday may be reluctant to commit because if the price of travel goes up it may not be financially viable for them.

I've done Homestay. As you indicate it paid for a holiday abroad during TT, which the kids loved. However not doing it again. Too much hassle getting the house ready plus the costs of travelling back to the IOM towards the end of TT pretty much wiped out most of the money I made.

Also there's the tax bill. The £1800 'tax-free' earnings were an attraction. Or so I thought. Made £2000 and declared it on my tax form. However the headline £1800 is not a tax allowance. Got taxed 20% on £2000, not the + £200. Some of comms around the scheme are a bit misleading. Or I'm an idiot. Probably both.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Twitch said:

Also there's the tax bill. The £1800 'tax-free' earnings were an attraction. Or so I thought. Made £2000 and declared it on my tax form. However the headline £1800 is not a tax allowance. Got taxed 20% on £2000, not the + £200. Some of comms around the scheme are a bit misleading. Or I'm an idiot. Probably both.

Did you query it Twitch? The tax office are not averse to making 'mistakes', you could be due a refund?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Max Power said:

Did you query it Twitch? The tax office are not averse to making 'mistakes', you could be due a refund?

I did indeed Max. I was pointed to the small print on the Homestay contract... Who reads that stuff??!! I can see why people advertise their accommodation without registering for the scheme to be honest.

Please note: Any income earned by providing Homestay during the TT period only, is exempt from tax, provided the gross amount earned before expenses does not exceed £1,800. If your earnings are in excess of this amount you will be taxed on the whole amount and not the difference. There is no tax exemption for the MGP/Classic TT period.

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...