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    Brexit Is Finished.

    Theresa May LIVE: I am NOT modern-day Chamberlain: May says UK will NOT be locked to EU Daily Mail catches up.
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    Businesses in trouble

    Crickhowell: Welsh town moves 'offshore' to avoid tax on local business When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax, they didn’t just get mad. Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes of Google and Starbucks by employing the same accountancy practices used by the world’s biggest companies, to move their entire town “offshore”. Be interesting to know how this progressed.
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    Businesses in trouble

    Picturesque Brecon Beacons town's high street is named the best in the UK - and it prides itself on having ZERO chain stores * Crickhowell, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, was named winner of the Great British High Street Awards * Judges were wowed by the bustling street in the picturesque town, which is full of family-run, independent shops * To stop large national chains taking over, 267 residents even collectively bought a pub due to close down Lessons to learn here?
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    Brexit Is Finished.

    Jesse Norman tweeted today: Whatever anyone may feel about #Brexit, or about the detail of this deal, it’s the only deal on the table. Or remotely likely to be on the table. And the general public understand that.
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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    It appears the Cabinet have decided there is no need for any meetings until 13th/20th December, cancelling 6 of them since September. Do they still get their allowances paid for doing nothing?
  6. I sent an email to BBLP on 9th October concerning the ownership of a verge which has yet to be cut this year and a reminder on the 13th November and I am still waiting for a reply.
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    Brexit Is Finished.

    Most of these companies are already registered overseas Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC is the holding company of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, a British multinational automotive company with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors. Vauxhall Motors Limited is a British car manufacturer, which is a fully owned subsidiary of German car manufacturer Opel, which in turn is owned by Groupe PSA of France. BMW is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945. The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Nissan Motor Company Ltd, usually shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. I think these companies want to take the innovations created by UK workers, but don't want to pay the taxes - most take their profits home or put them offshore. Strangely J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited, universally known as JCB, is an English multinational corporation, with headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire The chairman of the digger company JCB was among the prominent financial backers of the Vote Leave campaign, and has repeatedly said his company can prosper just as well outside the EU as it does within it. Lord Bamford has said that he voted to stay in the common market in 1975, yet did not vote for political union. He quit the Confederation of British Industry lobby group saying it had ignored the voice of smaller businesses opposed to the EU and had become the voice of multinational firms. JCB was fined €39.6m (£35.5m) by the European commission in 2000 for antitrust breaches. A major Conservative Party donor, Bamford believes the UK could strike trade deals around the world for the benefit of British businesses. and 28 June 2018 JCB is investing £50m in building a new factory at its Staffordshire base that will create hundreds of skilled jobs. The company best known for its bright yellow diggers aims to open the new plant next summer. It will build cabs for JCB’s plant equipment. Graeme Macdonald, chief executive of the privately owned company, described the investment as one of the largest in JCB’s history.
  8. megilleland

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Michel Barnier (left) and Donald Tusk hold a copy of the draft Brexit agreement (Daily Express) "Peace in our time".
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    Brexit Is Finished.

    Ragwert. Is it shatterproof?
  10. 13/11/2018 Herefordshire Council Development and regeneration programme Hereford Football Stadium refurbishment preliminary appraisal Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in) Decision details Development and regeneration programme Hereford Football Stadium refurbishment preliminary appraisal Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in) Is Key decision?: No Is subject to call in?: Yes To approve the scope and cost of the first stage of appraisal services to be provided by the council’s developer partner, Engie Regeneration, in respect of a potential project to refurbish and redevelop part of the Edgar Street Stadium, the Blackfriars Stand and the West Stand, supported by funding from the provision of new commercial uses which meet the needs of the wide community of stakeholders and are complementary to the local area including the Old Market.
  11. megilleland

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Looks like Brexit is buggered. Latest update about this evenings annoucement from The Slog - An incorrigible Cognitive Dissident. DEAD FROM DOWNING STREET: Zombie deals R Us https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/dead-from-downing-street-zombie-deals-r-us/ No doubt Bobby 47 will fill in the detail!
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    Businesses in trouble

    How much coffee can one town drink? Council bans new cafes on high street that already has FOURTEEN on a 500-yard stretch *High street of Christchurch, Dorset has a coffee shop every 35 yards on average *Local officials have decided to leave a store empty rather than have another cafe *The town has chains Cafe Nero and Costa as well as a host of independent cafes *One owner said she was struggling to pay £2,500 rent and £1,360 business rates also Notice that Westminster city council is to ban supersize properties. Westminster city council is to ban new supersize properties built for oligarchs and other members of the global elite in order to free up space for more affordable homes for “real people”. The ban is part of Westminster’s 2019-40 development plan released on Monday night, which also included a commitment to build more than 10,000 affordable units by 2040. I suppose by affordable they mean people who can only afford a million or two. Should be able to squeeze a few more coffee shops in.
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    Businesses in trouble

    I spent a few years living on the army camp at Ashchurch (1955 to 1971) and together with train spotting on the local station, a pleasant period in my life. I remember walking from Ashchurch to Tewkesbury regularly before the M5 was built and there was little development between the two, just open fields.
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    Businesses in trouble

    Appears Tewkesbury has identified the retail problem! https://youtu.be/l_JypCXmf6s
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    Businesses in trouble

    The Guardian today According to this article the ideal high street customer is a person who works out in a gym, walks into town while on their mobile phone and needs their shoes repairing. Pops into a supermarket to get their tobacco or vap followed up by some time in a beauty salon and barbers and ending with a quick coffee or ice cream.
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