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Double your money………….. aka tax.

In October 2015, a charge of 5p was imposed on plastic carrier bags supplied by major retailers in the UK, although Wales had already implemented this charge the year before. The idea was that the money raised from the sale … Continue reading

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Give and take………… and take

Listening to the news programme on the radio today, the subject of the National Living Wage was being discussed. I voiced my opinion on this here. Already, in the Pub industry, it is being said that employers are reducing their … Continue reading

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I read the news to day………. Oh Joy!

Iain Duncan Smith has resigned . Funny how he featured in my post yesterday. I do not know this man personally, but imo he is the lowest form of human being with his past attitude and disrespect of the needy … Continue reading

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Current events

A couple of headlines have caught my eye recently, and I felt the urge to get my soapbox out. Please note that these are my opinions and thoughts. I suppose the first was the latest scam scheme for workers to … Continue reading

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Food prices are on the way down

According to the media here in the UK, food prices have gone down and as such have assisted in reducing our inflation to 0.5 % in January. It’s an Election Year. The figures have to be low/look good so that … Continue reading

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What it means to me

As I said in my earlier post, it’s Budget Day today. In years gone by, I wasn’t exactly fanatical enough to take the day off and make notes like some people I knew, but I would take an interest and … Continue reading

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According to whom?

Inflation is down to 1.9% according to the media today. When I’d finished spluttering into my cuppa, I had to laugh. Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) dropped to 1.9 per cent in January from 2 per … Continue reading

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Figuratively speaking

Always on the lookout for ways and means of saving money, I read with interest a headline “50 ways to save money in 2014” Being the hopeful gullible fool I obviously am, I clicked on the article, and the more … Continue reading

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Truly Frugal

Not so long ago, a market trader announced that after the necessary costs and deductions for his stall and having put in an 80 hour week, he was lucky to have £50 a week to live on. In response, a … Continue reading

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