I am a FH squatter
- Dec 22, 2003
Im joining this bandwagon i also did not scroll down
What happens if someone actually importing and not just killing time to stir shit on FH charges the duty and tries to pay it? Does UK.gov say "no we dont want it" or do they just take it?
It doesn't work like that. If you haven't paid the duty (if there is any) the goods cannot be delivered. If it's a trailer, then it pretty much stays at the docks until you do, which adds extra costs.
What if, like us above, the person isnt scrolling down and they pay duty they arent supposed to?
Also, @Tom, thinking about it, your guy might have misaccounted for the VAT, thinking it was Duty. He can claim that through his VAT return. If it was VAT then he should have passed that cost onto you, which would also go through his return. So you got a good deal there. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do about VAT.
LSE remoaners I guess?
A week, a month, a year? (it's a year, usual ambiguous clickbait headline) Not a lot really...and I would love to know how they separated that from all the other things that affect inflation, and arrived at that figure.
The report also notes that the situation has boosted domestic firms because of less competition...but gives no data or figures...obvs.
Edit, we, nor anyone else, should be importing food anyway, not if we/they can produce it at home.
Cheap food comes from abroad. It's a nice aspiration to buy domestic food, for environmental reasons if nothing else, but cheap imported food is vital to millions of people.
It's only cheap because of broken employment laws, equalling a dirt cheap, abused labour force. If everyone paid a fair wage instead of chasing infinite growth, labour costs and their added cost to the end product, wouldn't be an issue. Inflation, as in prices would likely rise, as would wage, in parity. Profit margins would not increase, but would still be profits. Real competition, the best product makes the most profit (not necessarily margin), not the cheapest produced shit product.
ofc it is, it's a paragraph, but the point stands. The reason food is cheap is that the people that get it off the plant/dig it out of the ground/kill it, are paid next to nothing. We can keep pretending that isn't the case, but it is. You aren't going to get cheap veg without (far) less than minimum wage.
...and if you pay the pickers a real wage, you have to increase the cost to the consumer, so the consumer demands more wages, which has to come out of profit margins.
Sure, you could write a wall of text, saying the same thing, if you want...
HRW had identified a “worrying trend” by the UK government of proposing laws that violate human rights and significantly weaken protections. “When you talk about civic space and about people’s right to participate in a democratic society, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to protest are key pillars of that. We’ve seen an outright assault from this government on that.