Continuing the raising of Council Tax to fund social care theme ... well , raising CT anyway ? http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/more-council-tax-huge-cuts-13821824 More council tax, huge cuts to social care and new fines - Cardiff council's budget next year [/b] A 3.7% council tax hike, ...
Guardian article ... a caree becomes a carer ... and the trials and tribulations of " Every day " life which results. Thanks to Wendy at Chil4Us ... she spotted it before me ... well , at my age , not as fast as I used to be ! " Who yer kidding granddad , just get on with it ! " https://www.theguard...
This morning's Guardian ... a requiem of sorts ? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/27/carerooms-nhs-staff-beds-airbnb Thanks but no thanks, CareRooms. In the NHS we need staff, not beds. Where do we even start with the Airbnbification of the NHS ? Not only are there basic concerns a...
Sitting service ? As an aside , from the Carers' Dragons Den Nursery thread / CarerWatch archives ... local carers group with an exchange scheme ... for instance , swopping 2 / 3 hours sitting with one's caree for 2 / 3 worth of gardening ... or , from any male carer's point of view , ironing / sowi...
With me as ringmaster / master of ceremonies ? Yep , raises yet another issue ... the cost of care ... bearing in mind the minimum wage ... I won't mention that well known alternative , cash in hand ... that's not cricket , is it ... especially with DPs / paperwork involved. In these circumstances ,...
Fleecing us , the tax payers and ... at the same time ... minimising / avoiding tax ? Surely not ? Think again : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41778609 PFI : five firms avoid tax despite £2bn profits, BBC learns Five offshore PFI companies paid little or no corporation tax during a five-year pe...
The BBC link appears to be dead .., searching the BBC for " PFI " only reveals one recent article ... the tax minimisation / avoidance being undertaken by the PFI companies ( Just added under the Tax thread in Fun and Games ) ... if that is a great surprise to any reader ??? I know there is a proble...
Janet ... Work Capacity Assessments ... Disability Rights guide ... quite detailed ... including how to challenge : Close the pop up window ... bottom right , blue cross. https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/work-capability-assessment Will give the background , and future expectations , to each " Degr...
None of which any concern for CareRooms ... they take their 50% upfront ... leaving any " Problems " for the host landlord. Easy money ... even more so with any tax breaks and / or being washed offshore to " Minimise " any tax. Test case ... Claimant v. Landlord ... dismissed , a landlord cannot be ...
Chicken / egg ? Formulate , have volunteers in place , possible trial for a few weeks ... then approach local SS. Main condition for them being ... cost , and can we actually save money ... anything else will be secondary. If " We're on board " , fine. If not , carry on ... no time lost waiting for ...