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  1. In following up my last post, the link to register for SYP Alerts is below: https://www.sypalerts.co.uk/pages/4246/1/Register.html I have now arranged for a request for an SYP Alert regarding this to be put out, in case one is not already in the pipeline by SY Police. Can't promise, but we at Neighbourhood Watch in Sheffield will try our best for you. We work closely with SY Police on matters concerning the community and crime prevention/solving etc, via our new Neighbourhood Network. That Neighbourhood Network is SY Police, Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) and various community groups across Sheffield, all banding together and working for the benefit of the community in Sheffield. Get involved, everyone welcome. To join Neighbourhood Watch in your area, or to get help setting up your own Neighbourhood Watch, follow the link below and do a postcode search. https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/ Kind regards Neighbourhood Watch in Sheffield
  2. Have you asked South Yorks Police to put out an SYP Alert to all registered SYP Alerts users to be on the lookout for this van or items inside being sold off? For those who don't know, SYP Alerts cover the whole of Sheffield and area. Anyone can register to receive SYP Alerts, and get alerts by email, text, or other means listed on registration settings. Images are included on email alerts. Very effective method of spreading the word on things like this. SYP control the process obviously, and decide on the merits of alerts to be put out. This one deserves an alert for sure Let me know if you can't get one put out, or don't know how to go about it. I will do what I can at my end. Neighbourhood Watch
  3. Top ups Top ups to your state pension should be considered in the light of how many years you believe you have left to live. Sounds harsh I know, but when working out the return on the investment you intend to make i.e the number of qualifying years you intend to make up on your NI record. Considering that a qualifying year can cost £700 odd plus, per qualifying year (increases each year) it is not a small sum to have to pay all at once, but remember the extra pension you get per week on retirement will be index linked and will therefore increase over time If you live longer too you'll be quids in. Also, with the poor rates of interest these days at bsnks, it might actually be a better investment. i.e better sitting in your NI account to give you a higher index linked future receipt, than sitting in a bank now getting kess than 1%. Also take into account future bank interest rates. I've developed a sliding scale spreadsheet for my own qualifying years top ups so Iknow when to stop. Qualifying years are increasing on a sliding scale now for a full state pension. The clerks don't tell you that when you ring up. By tbe time a friend of mine retires she will have 44 qualifying years on her NI record. People seem to forget that NI payments cover heath services (doctors/hospital treatment etc) as well as pensions.
  4. Well if we didn't have so many scroungers draining the system, the real unfortunates and needy in society would have a decent amount to live oneither on dole or via pensions. There is only so much money in the system. And before anyone suggests taxing the rich even more, don't forget tax is calculated on a percentage basis, so the rich are already paying much more tban tje averagd bear in terms of actual £ and pence paid. Taxing them more means they will retire earlier and close down their businesses, putting folk out of work. Or close up and move to anotber country like they did when Labour were in power.
  5. I'm guessing you are both in your 70s. If so you qualify for state pension via the old original system before the new system came in. No comparison between the two systems is possible, so don't even try. But it all works out in a fair way, even more so in the new system, as what you have put into the state system is what you get out, with optional top ups available before retirement. The 'losers' are women born in the 1950s. I say 'losers' in inverted commas because they have themselves fallen foul of the changeover system. In that they have relied on the state system never changing. i.e. receiving a standard state pension at pension age no matter what they actually contributed into it. The old system wprked that way but no more. A lot of 1950s born females contributed in a mixture of ways, minimal stamp because of husbands supporting them, or by full stamp paying for themselves. Also after a very small minimum amount on a NI record, a full standard state pension was received. Not a fair system to others paying full amounts of NI all their working lives. So these 1950s women didn't keep an eye on their own personal NI accounts, in terms of qualifying years clocked up. Leaving it to the 'magic man' to somehow look after their NI affairs, and assume the gravy train of unfair state pension payments would continue forever. So it suddenly then changed, and all those 1950s born women who had neglected their NI accounts for whatever reason, - ignorance of the system, complacency, laziness, reliance on Labour nanny state to pay them a pension, not taking any action on receipt of tax year end notices of underpaid tax and NI, not noticing that the Labour Gov't stopped sending underpayment notices out etc etc. So the 1950s women have only themselves to blame if they are losing out now in a reduced pension amount forecast. The ability to make sure your NI account is up to date has always been there. Get a forecast NOW and you still have time ( up to six years) to make up some neglected qualifying years before retirement. Go online and check your record.
  6. Mossway it's not easy to grasp, don't worry about not understanding it. In easy to understand terms, basically when the 'Contracted Out' system came in and a person chose or 'elected to' be 'Contracted out', usually because of joining an occupational pension scheme at work, then a portion of their normal NI payment amount due to be deducted per the NI scales wasn't deducted via their paypacket, instead this portion was diverted to the occupational pension scheme and matched by the employer and paid into that OP scheme. Any additional amount (say 4%) of salary optionally could also be paid by the employee into the OP scheme (deducted in paypacket) often matched by the employer, depending on the individual scheme plan. So.... because the state NI amount deducted from the person'spaypacket was reduced (i.e the amount going to the person's state NI account) by the diverted OP amount, the person's NI record has less in it than someone who wasn't 'Contracted Out' and that is fine, because their pension is topped up by their occupational pension scheme payment on retirement. Whereas a person who was not 'Contracted out' at any time throughout their working life will receive a higher amount from the state pension at retirement, simply because none of their NI contributions were ever diverted to an occupational pension scheme, and it all went into tbe state pension NI account. So to summarise, if part of your paypacket NI payment was creamed off into a private or occ pension scheme, you won't get the full state pension amount on retirement, as your private or occ pension will more than make up the shortfall difference. The creamed off (diverted) amount was put into the occ pension scheme, matched by the employer, plus any additional optional amounts paid by person and employer, all invested in agreed risk managed funds, and paid as a pension on retirement date. All in addition to state pension. All taxable on retirement, as not taxed via paypacket at time of deductions. Is all that now understood? Same principle as new Workplace Pensions at the moment, but more of a compulsory offer than in the old days, as it wasn't a compulsory offer by employers before, if was very much an optional offer by employers large enough to offer pension schemes.
  7. "Unfortunately the other traits of this demographic is that they tend to be poor, are poorly educated, tend to dislike immigrants," That is the belief of Remainers because they don't like the reality. A lot of Brexit voters are well educated, not poor, and don't dislike immigrants, all just like myself. We also understand the economics. We are worried about numbers, not race or creed, which is why we welcome educated experienced foreigners who we need. We are a relatively small country in landmass, and more uncontrolled numbers mean more houses, (not to mention jobs) and less green fields on which to grow food by which to maintain independence and trade with the outside. Uncontrolled immigration into the UK, especially after the latest round of mass migration into Europe, would mean having to accept into UK any recent immigrants who went to EU Europe after getting their French and German etc citizenship in a few years' time, in addition all the ones coming after that too, plus all the immigrants from French etc colonies who have French citizenship, i.e no choice who comes here on numbers. Mind-blowingly irresponsible for our economy, with a limited supply of jobs. Has no one noticed that remainers mostly consist of immigrants, folk related to immigrants, folks married to immigrants, business with export licenses, or Coronation St. Mavis types who are scared by anything, particularly change. Immigrants don't want to pull up the drawbridge. Whilst Brexiteers are mostly made up of Brits who were around when we were taken in illegally without a Referendum by Ted Heath, and were not told before the 'Stay In' Referendum by Labour Gov't that we were headed for a federalist EU. It was a trading community only then. The 2016 Referendum was the first time those original voters have had their say, knowing about the federalist intentions of the EU. And considering a lot of them had died in the meantime, 17.4 million leave votes spoke loudly.
  8. At the last election voters didn't want to pay even more for their elderly relatives' residential nursing care, which T May announced she was to bring in (stupid timing on her part to my mind) and that lost her the votes she lost, nothing else. She rather naively thought she could just slip that piece of legislation in unnoticed, because she was so sure of getting a huge mandate due to Brexit promises. Instead the canny voters (who are all now going for the equity release thing to make sure their homes can't be sold by Councils for care) rebelled, giving themselves more time to arrange equity release. With most ordinary voters it's pocket first, country second. Remainers know this, which is why they put out the propaganda they do about jobs and higher prices. At the last election voters didn't want to pay even more for their elderly relatives' residential nursing care, which T May announced she was to bring in (stupid timing on her part to my mind) and that lost her the votes she lost, nothing else. She rather naively thought she could just slip that piece of legislation in unnoticed, because she was so sure of getting a huge mandate due to Brexit promises. Instead the canny voters (who are all now going for the equity release thing to make sure their homes can't be sold by Councils for care) rebelled, giving themselves more time to arrange equity release. With most ordinary voters it's pocket first, country second. Remainers know this, which is why they put out the propaganda they do about jobs and higher prices.
  9. The sleeping giant hasn't been awakened yet, because things have gone it's way so far. As for the law......five words.....Parliamentary process has been hijacked. The law may be changed by instrument on 27th to change the date of Brexit, the 29th does not change until that takes place.
  10. I saw a leftist and 'in the know' commentator (who is usually knowledgeable) on the Sky Press Preview programme say the petition had been pumped up by folk using several email accounts each. Perfectly possible. Make of his comment what you will. Most folk have several email accounts.
  11. I wish it were Top Cats Hat, alas not the main message, no. I hear a lot of things, being connected to the law, about the seriousness of the threat. The 'net and social media is also there as evidence for ordinary folk to see, together with threats to politicians and connected persons. (Agreed some are nuts to make open threats, and they are probably loners at home) but the quiet non posting organised ones are determined individuals, as in any movement, these are those the police are always worried about and are taking precautions against by warning MPs etc. As I saw in Belfast, once the fighting is started by the extremists, ordinary passionate folk join in. With passions the way they are at present in this country, civil unrest can't be ruled out, in fact quite the opposite. Hence the preparations in the underground bunker and generally. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security because we've been relatively peaceful since the miner's strikes. My educated guess is, far right and ordinary passionate Brexiteers have laid low while ever T May and Tories have seemed to be upholding Brexit vote within their powers to do, but since the parliamentary process has been hi-jacked by remain MPs aided and abetted by remain media, there are rustlings.
  12. On the contrary Mr Gee, I don't always have time to come on this site, so no my knickers aren't in a twist, just because I begin posting here now and again, which I am entitled to do. Unless you remainers want to curtail that right also. I have noticed Remainers always jump to a lot of conclusions, in addition to believing rubbish about a Brexit Doomsday cliff-edge ...same as the Millennium bug lot did.
  13. C'mon folks go to the Gov't website and sign the open petition for a clean Brexit on 29th March! Trouble is most Brexiteers know the law is on their side so can't be arsed to sign petitions. It's the panicking remainers that are resorting to panic measures. No read my post again the message in there is what I said on my other post
  14. They were riots, not ordinary protests, and the riots didn't change the law, a weak Gov't did. And Errrr anyway there is not time to change the law now before 29th March, 12 April or 22 May.
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