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    Council Tax to rise 2X inflation

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4849152.stm

    This begs a question.

    Everytime I hear about price rises, they are 2, 3 or even 5 times inflation. Petrol, Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax, etc, etc, year after year.....

    Perhaps inflation isn't really 2%, only in Browns world........

    #2
    Originally posted by DimPrawn
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4849152.stm

    This begs a question.

    Everytime I hear about price rises, they are 2, 3 or even 5 times inflation. Petrol, Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax, etc, etc, year after year.....

    Perhaps inflation isn't really 2%, only in Browns world........
    Almost right.

    You measure inflation by only including those things not easily affected by inflation. The fact that the punters disposable income is reducing is not a sign of serious inflation. HTH.
    I am not qualified to give the above advice!

    The original point and click interface by
    Smith and Wesson.

    Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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      #3
      It gets better, the latest gerrymandering of the index is to remove cathode ray style TVs and replace with Plasma and LCD tvs.

      OK so you may fall for the line that they are updating the basket, but realistically which ones are going to go down, and which up, in price? Which would be more likely to display changes in price due to inflation?
      Insanity: repeating the same actions, but expecting different results.
      threadeds website, and here's my blog.

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        #4
        Originally posted by threaded
        It gets better, the latest gerrymandering of the index is to remove cathode ray style TVs and replace with Plasma and LCD tvs.

        OK so you may fall for the line that they are updating the basket, but realistically which ones are going to go down, and which up, in price? Which would be more likely to display changes in price due to inflation?
        Well I paid £399 for a Cathode Ray TV about 10 years ago. That TV or one like it can be bought for £160 (less than half). For what I paid I could get a 28" LCD TV.

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          #5
          That is my point, now that its price is not going to go down anymore, and likely to display effects due to inflation it is getting removed in favour of some other thing that is going down in price.
          Insanity: repeating the same actions, but expecting different results.
          threadeds website, and here's my blog.

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            #6
            looks lads I think you all take this stuff far too seriously

            it's like this, if costs are going up you need to get jobs that pay more

            not difficult is it

            get into .Net you'll be sorteeeeeed

            Milan.

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              #7
              Originally posted by milanbenes
              looks lads I think you all take this stuff far too seriously

              it's like this, if costs are going up you need to get jobs that pay more

              not difficult is it

              get into .Net you'll be sorteeeeeed

              Milan.
              I've been after my first .net contract for the last 6 weeks ... nothing doing!

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                #8
                Originally posted by milanbenes
                looks lads I think you all take this stuff far too seriously

                it's like this, if costs are going up you need to get jobs that pay more

                not difficult is it

                get into .Net you'll be sorteeeeeed

                Milan.
                We take this stuff seriously because we are concerned for the less well off.
                Government staff and benfits payments are always based on the rate of inflation so salaries are not keeping pace with rising costs. Mostly due to the Gov. hiding the real rate of inflation.
                Your average employee, pensioner or dole scrounger has seen the money in their pocket plummet.
                I am not qualified to give the above advice!

                The original point and click interface by
                Smith and Wesson.

                Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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                  #9
                  less concern for others, more concern for yourself and your family while doing unto others as you would wish done unto yourself

                  and the world would be a better place !

                  Milan.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by madhippy
                    .net
                    Isnt that some sort of touchy feely pointy clicky front end for idiots who cant write real code?



                    Incoming <ducks>
                    I am not qualified to give the above advice!

                    The original point and click interface by
                    Smith and Wesson.

                    Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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