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7 hours ago, philmayfield said:

You can’t claim home working expenses against tax. It may be prudent to discuss home working

 

I think that may have changed.  When I briefly ran a business, I'm pretty sure I was able to offset part of the expense of maintaining a home, against tax.

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11 hours ago, DJ360 said:

 

I think that may have changed.  When I briefly ran a business, I'm pretty sure I was able to offset part of the expense of maintaining a home, against tax.

I remember being able to claim a few hundred pounds a year for heating, electricity etc, originally recommended by my accountant.

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You should look at the Revenue’s guidance notes which are published online re home working. There are special provisions under the Covid regulations where you have no option other than to work from home. Under normal circumstances there used to be a difference between choosing to work from home and having to work from home. 

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Re the tax issue, I would have thought Purple Brix would have plenty of information on what can and can't be claimed if a good proportion of their employees are claiming.

I'm surprised they haven't provided it as part of their new starter package.

 

There may be a standard agreement with HMRC for a similar case,  just as there has been for years regarding overall / uniform cleaning and for wear and tear on employee provided hand tools.

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Reading reports that some people are having their appointments cancelled for their second Pfizer jab as it is “not available”, I presume they will have to make another appointment which means they will be over the 12 weeks. It is just the Pfizer jab from what I have seen and not the AZ one. It is suggested it is a distribution problem although I would have thought they would have this sorted at this stage of the vaccination programme. Makes me wonder if they do have enough to cover those who have had the first jab. Bit worrying as I don’t fancy being a guinea pig to see if two different jabs work:sickly:

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There is a rumour the test kit contains cancer causing chemicals, miscarriages have gone up by almost 400%. and the vaccine reduces fertility. A 'Russian doctor' conducting a post mortem on a Covid patient found poisoning by 'electro magnetic radiation and this is why post mortems are banned by the WHO.

There are more conspiracy theories than you can shake a stick at. All absolute rubbish of course

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I had a text msg this morning reminding me of my 2nd Pfizer jab at the Forest next Monday.  My husband had his 2nd AZ jab yesterday at the Forest.  He was in and out in 5 minutes, ignoring the instruction to sit down in the waiting area for 15 minutes.   

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That is good to hear I am going there in 2 weeks so hopefully will get mine as well.

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According to the blurb in my paracetamol box, 1 person in 10,000 could experience clotting disorders, so that means that in 20,000,000 people, 2,000 people could experience clotting. Out of 20,000,000 people who had the AZ vaccine, 79 experienced clotting. BAN PARACETEMOL!!!!

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Did they ever reveal the one in figures for catching Covid or dying of Covid? I suspect that is also very high? 

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I did hear a while ago the UK were facing Pfizer shortages, hope you all get them done. We had our first dose last friday and the second one is already booked . They are getting them done very quickly now. We both had like the rest of the village Astra Zenica. We were told ages ago that we were to have Pfizer or Moderna but they changed it  probably because of the supposed shortage of Pfizer. We both expected some sort of reaction but neither of us had anything not even a sore arm. 

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The vaccine roll out continues to go badly here in Australia. Our incompetant, bumbling clown of a leader Scott Morrison has put the national cabinet, a group comprising of the premiers of each state and territory, on a "war footing' and plans to meet twice a week to accelerate the roll out of vaccines.

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My neice.. my late sister's youngest...re-trained from being some sort of supervisor in a leisure centre, to being a vaccinator in Nottm.  Yesterday.. she thought she recognised the name of a couple she was about to jab.  Turned out to be my cousin.. (Dad's sister's oldest) and his wife.  She's probably only ever met them once or twice.. at funeral's..  Small world.

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21 hours ago, AfferGorritt said:

1 person in 10,000 could experience clotting disorders, so that means that in 20,000,000 people, 2,000 people could experience clotting. Out of 20,000,000 people who had the AZ vaccine, 79 experienced clotting. BAN PARACETEMOL!!!!

 

Where's that from, Facebook? Apparently it's a load of old rubbish.

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SG About you being a " guinea pig" for vaccine mixes. My sister in law is a voluntary ambulance service, in February she had the pfizer vaccine and the second dose she had Astra Zeneca.  Shes fine , no after effects and nothing to be worried about. Now I've just heard on our news that they are thinking of changing the second dose with a different vaccine. They also said that UK was doing it too. Think I heard that right that they were already or thinking about it.

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Uk are doing a trial about mixing vaccines. Nottingham University is asking for volunteers to take part in the trials at the moment. Just want to get my second jab next week hopefully.

Spoken to my friend in Doncaster today. Her and her mother were supposed to have second Pfizer jab last Thursday. They still haven’t had it with no idea of when they will get it. 

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No Brew, it’s from me. The point I was trying to make is that it appears you have more chance of developing clotting issues from taking paras than having the jab. I was trying to say that all this suspending of the AZ vaccine is a load of b******! Perhaps I was being too sarky.

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I could see you were being ironic but I thought you believed you were quoting facts, Apologies if I misunderstood...

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I have suddenly realised that since the first lockdown I have become somewhat of a hoarder of food. Well perhaps less of a hoarder more of a squirrel getting stuff “just in case”.  I don’t mean I have got enough toilet roll to last a year or have a room crammed full of tinned goods and bottled water, but when I went into my freezer yesterday I had a bit of a panic when I thought there was only one frozen loaf of bread. I pulled open the drawer above and there were two more in that which was a relief. There are also two   4pint milks in there which I rotate each week when I get another one. I would point out I wasn’t one of those who went in and stripped shelves in supermarkets, instead of getting one of everything as before I would get a pack of 3 small beans/spaghetti etc. instead 

I did have one loaf in there before the lockdown so I had enough to last a week but had never had milk in there before, that started when the panic buying was happening and also so I didn’t have to go to the shops too often.

I also stocked up on tinned stuff for the same reason, frozen stuff was from Iceland where I got a VIP status because of my age so that was a help and made sure my freezer was fairly full. I was the same with dog food and still have a bag unopened that I got in the first lockdown with a lot of treats and wet food as well. In fact I think I stocked Kai up more than me to be honest, my new pup will have enough to last him a long while when he is on adult food. 
I wasn’t like this before all this started and am finding it a hard habit to break even though things are getting a bit better at the moment. Perhaps it is still the uncertainty of what will happen next and will hopefully ease as the virus comes under some sort of control? Time will tell I suppose, must go and count my tins of beans!
 

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I had my 2nd AZ jab yesterday at Mansfield,  was fed at by the time I received the jab as you have to give the same info at each of 4 stages which they all enter onto their laptops. At the next to last stage the nurse went over every last possible side effect in great detail , was he trying to put me off having it. I finally had the jab by a nice very young nurse  , well at my age they are all very young.

 After the last jab I never had any side effects this time after about 4 hrs a headache started it was quite severe so I had to go and lay down. I am not sure if it was the jab that caused it or having to go shopping for what seemed to be ages and all we brought was 4 more solar lights for the garden.

Well I am now protected roll on the warm weather and lets get  out and on with fun and enjoyment again.

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There's quite a lot that will stay in lockdown for the rest of their life's, they enjoyed it, it's an excuse, I'm sure there will be a claim for it somewhere down the line? 

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