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Iceland is £25, Sainsbury's is £25 minimum order, Waitrose is £60 minimum, the rest £40 minimum, but a few then charge an extra fee for delivery too.

yeah i feared as much mate.

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do all supermarkets have minimum spend limits on home delivery? Been looking into it and we never have done a shop for the amounts they are quoting, Normally do small shops with 10-15 quids worth each time. Wish they would drop the minimum spend for elderly customers for example

Local shops often have lower thresholds (or none) compared to supermarkets round by me. Most are doing delivery on £10 purchases, which isn't so bad for the quick shops of essentials between supermarket shops. Appreciate may not be an option for everyone though.
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still below the peak on 21st March, worrying though that it may be on the rise again, hopefully a statistically blip

other large geographic places - will be worry. Maybe we are learning from the timing of Italy's measures

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It seems these are now more due to growth in other regions of Italy..



There’s that, and even in complete isolation unless you live alone you could catch or pass the virus on to people you live with, and in Italy it’s more common apparently for multiple generations to live together in larger family units.

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I've been told I can't get a lift to work anymore and I'll have to get the bus. Only one person allowed in the same car unless you're from the same household apparently. Not the biggest problem I'll face, but still an absolute pain in the arse.
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Went into Huyton this morning to get some essentials, never seen it so quiet which is good because people are listening to this lockdown.
For those of you needing toilet roll, Pound Stretcher Huyton has loads of it!

Anyway.... both Iceland and Herons were using a one in, one out policy and I was chuffed to see everyone keeping the required distance whilst patiently waiting.

Half way into my shop I hear a commotion and see an older lady (about late 60s) shouting into the shop "are you letting me in or what?!!" then getting a row with another older lady about pushing in.

Without wishing to cause offence, it seems to me that the main "no fucks given" brigade are actually the arl ones. Most young and middle-aged people seemed to be following rules with little fuss.

Obviously this isn't the entire case across the UK but interesting to see.
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Still nothing about agency/zero hour contract workers then.

Looks like i’ll just have to hope for UC

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yeah i feared as much mate.

If I remember correctly you have some health issues so may not want to go out, but I went to my local Tesco’s today and it wasn’t too bad. Had to queue to get in and the queue was long because everyone was so spaced out so wasn’t that big in terms of people and they were only letting 100 people in so there was plenty of space inside the store. Shelves were pretty full, no one looked like they were buying tonnes of stuff and again the check out queues were well spaced out.

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Iceland is £25, Sainsbury's is £25 minimum order, Waitrose is £60 minimum, the rest £40 minimum, but a few then charge an extra fee for delivery too.

Quite sure Sainsburys is 40 too mate.
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320 new cases and 12 new deaths in the uk according to worldometers

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Check out Hannah Foods in Skem. Predominantly suppliers to restaurant and catering trades but allowing consumers to now purchase. Loads of stock of everything. Some of it bulky in size but there’s availability and you can have it delivered or collect in an allocated time slot. 10% off for NHS too.

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320 new cases and 12 new deaths in the uk according to worldometers
when people post these stats at least state it doesn't include England, misleading otherwise

and annoying, was about 20 posts like this yesterday

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Well, im fucked.

Self employed for 11 months now, so no tax returns, and Ive already paid all my taxes through CIS (overpaid actually ), so tax deferrals don't help.
And in the future Rishi wants to tax me more... All good stuff.

They should have done PAYE over three years too, Id have qualified for that before becoming self employed.

Paid over 200k in taxes over my lifetime and I get zilch.

Wankers the lot of them.

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Looks like Geoff Boycott???

Why, whats wrong with Geoff's? What have they gone and done?
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How accepting of the lockdown are people? Have opinions changed?

I ask because I don't know what my reaction would be if we went for a lockdown. On one hand it would be easier for me if I wasn't allowed to go out. I'd have to adapt to the new situation and initially I don't think I would mind. But I think I would be concerned from the perspective of individual freedom. I don't want to see the police marching up and down the street to keep the population under control.

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Sounded like code for increased National Insurance contributions.

First hint of the next decade for everyone?
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I say lock it down fully, everyone forcefully stay indoors until things die down

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I say lock it down fully, everyone forcefully stay indoors until things die down

You quite simply can't do that and it could be months and months until things 'die down'.
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I say lock it down fully, everyone forcefully stay indoors until things die down

How can that be enforced? Do you really think that's possible mate.
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I say lock it down fully, everyone forcefully stay indoors until things die down

Congratulations - you have just won the March award for 'the poorest choice of words' award.


No speech needed, the trophy is in the post.
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Well, im fucked.

Self employed for 11 months now, so no tax returns, and Ive already paid all my taxes through CIS (overpaid actually ), so tax deferrals don't help.
And in the future Rishi wants to tax me more... All good stuff.

They should have done PAYE over three years too, Id have qualified for that before becoming self employed.

Paid over 200k in taxes over my lifetime and I get zilch.

Wankers the lot of them.
In the Q&A, didn't he say you can provide the proofs of income for the months you've got?

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How accepting of the lockdown are people? Have opinions changed?

I ask because I don't know what my reaction would be if we went for a lockdown. On one hand it would be easier for me if I wasn't allowed to go out. I'd have to adapt to the new situation and initially I don't think I would mind. But I think I would be concerned from the perspective of individual freedom. I don't want to see the police marching up and down the street to keep the population under control.

I went out for the first time in 3 weeks this morning. I live on one of the main arterial roads into central Manchester. Traffic and people about was Christmas morning quiet. Saw one person on a bus heading into the city centre. I was the only person waiting to get a parcel from the delivery office - usually there's a big queue. Only person but for the cashier in the local cornershop too, and that's usually rammed. Polling for the policy is at something daft like 93% support so I'd think it'll be a while before it fades if people keep being told by the medical (especially) and scientific experts it's needed.
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How accepting of the lockdown are people? Have opinions changed?

I ask because I don't know what my reaction would be if we went for a lockdown. On one hand it would be easier for me if I wasn't allowed to go out. I'd have to adapt to the new situation and initially I don't think I would mind. But I think I would be concerned from the perspective of individual freedom. I don't want to see the police marching up and down the street to keep the population under control.

I'm totally fine with the lockdown,. but its how I lived a lot of my life for ages now and its helps I guess I only have myself to worry about.

Weighted myself earlier since the lockdown I've lost a stone I guess it more healthy careful eating.
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How accepting of the lockdown are people? Have opinions changed?

I ask because I don't know what my reaction would be if we went for a lockdown. On one hand it would be easier for me if I wasn't allowed to go out. I'd have to adapt to the new situation and initially I don't think I would mind. But I think I would be concerned from the perspective of individual freedom. I don't want to see the police marching up and down the street to keep the population under control.

Most seem to have accepted the lockdown, like in my area is a lot quieter than it normally is, & i live next to a bust main road, this time of day traffic can be heaving but moving, but has a Sunday feel, also not many people walking too, also opposite mine is one of the main bus stops in the area serves about 4 main routes, can be 10 & more deep with people waiting for a bus this time of day but there's no one waiting.

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In the Q&A, didn't he say you can provide the proofs of income for the months you've got?

No , he said its too complex if you're under 1 year in business as they cant look at tax returns.

Income doesn't show profit/ loss so it doesn't help.

Still, Im ok, ill go out tonight, buy some food, and pay with unity and tell the shop keeper we are all in this together.

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Does he get £5k every time he says 'Unprecented' ?

No, but he does get an unprecedented number of opportunities to say it.

He’s patted himself and the government on the back that often in that presentation, aim surprised he didn’t develop a cough.
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Well, im fucked.

Self employed for 11 months now, so no tax returns, and Ive already paid all my taxes through CIS (overpaid actually ), so tax deferrals don't help.
And in the future Rishi wants to tax me more... All good stuff.

They should have done PAYE over three years too, Id have qualified for that before becoming self employed.

Paid over 200k in taxes over my lifetime and I get zilch.

Wankers the lot of them.

You will get it, as soon as you put in your tax return and if you’re not working you could arrange that now.

You can access a 12 month interest free loan, 80% of it guaranteed by the government, very quickly as well.
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when people post these stats at least state it doesn't include England, misleading otherwise

and annoying, was about 20 posts like this yesterday
Yep, also pissing me off. Better to wait until it’s officially released.

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You will get it, as soon as you put in your tax return and if you’re not working you could arrange that now.

You can access a 12 month interest free loan very quickly though.
End of March tax year, definitely do this now.

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How accepting of the lockdown are people? Have opinions changed?

I ask because I don't know what my reaction would be if we went for a lockdown. On one hand it would be easier for me if I wasn't allowed to go out. I'd have to adapt to the new situation and initially I don't think I would mind. But I think I would be concerned from the perspective of individual freedom. I don't want to see the police marching up and down the street to keep the population under control.

I'm not really arsed about it. We're being sensible to hopefully protect others.

If you're not 'accepting' it then you're a c*nt IMO.
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No, but he does get an unprecedented number of opportunities to say it.

He’s patted himself and the government on the back that often in that presentation, aim surprised he didn’t develop a cough.

The "Sunak for PM" stuff already gone to his head, I reckon.

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You will get it, as soon as you put in your tax return and if you’re not working you could arrange that now.

You can access a 12 month interest free loan very quickly though.

Ill see if I can file early, but it would be for this year not last..... It doesn't feel good this.

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The big losers on this one appear to be.

Those who might actually need some cash in the next 3 and a bit months
Those who have been trading for less than a year
Those who have profits of £50,001 and over
Those who conduct business through a one-person limited company, as opposed to as a sole trader

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The big losers on this one appear to be.

Those who might actually need some cash in the next 3 and a bit months
Those who have been trading for less than a year
Those who have profits of £50,001 and over
Those who conduct business through a one-person limited company, as opposed to as a sole trader


I'd say the big losers are those that have lost their life or have now got life-changing effects from the virus myself.
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Ill see if I can file early, but it would be for this year not last..... It doesn't feel good this.

You can file provisional accounts ASAP, they don’t have to be signed off as definitive for ages yet and they can still be altered but that would do.

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Thought this was fairly interesting;

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/03/22/many-britons-are-not-taking-social-distancing-for-covid-19-seriously?fsrc=scn%2Ffb%2Fte%2Fbl%2Fed%2Fdailychartmanybritonsarenottakingsocialdistancingforcovid19seriouslygraphicdetail

Many Britons are not taking social distancing for covid-19 seriously

Data from Citymapper, a route-planning app, show they are moving around more than other Europeans



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I'd say the big losers are those that have lost their life or have now got life-changing effects from the virus myself.

I meant of Sunak's statement obviously.  ::)

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You can file provisional accounts ASAP, they don’t have to be signed off as definitive for ages yet and they can still be altered but that would do.

Im one of the 5% , without the 200k income.

Ill have a word with my accountant, and look at this loan thing.

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I'd say the big losers are those that have lost their life or have now got life-changing effects from the virus myself.
Why post that? Think it’s sensible to assume he was talking from a financial standpoint and not being heartless.

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I hate that the News channels are saying that no other country has helped the self-employed like the UK.

When countries like Ireland have brought in a basic wage for the sick and the unemployed of £320 a week while the UK is asking the self employed to sign on for £94 a week for at least 3 months.
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