They were 'Balls out' here in the bottom corner of Lancashire, never stopped bar the small domestic stuff, like decorators.The smaller sites in Lincoln closed during the first (proper) lockdown because all the Builders Merchants closed. No reason why they closed, they were allowed to stay open, all construction was allowed to continue, it was listed as a specific industry that could crack on.
As Toyah would try to say, its a mystery.
I'm self employed, on fairly low pay. (Builders Labourer) I was off work for 4 months, with no pay, no furlough, not eligible for HMRC payment, not eligible for Universal Credit. I only got by, by selling my motorcycle.
Sorry. Zero sympathy here.
My tenant is a transplant patient single parent, and an absolute diamond as a tenant. Plus her folks and her brother are tradies and live on the same street.If that means you keep a decent tenant long term it's probably worth it from a monetary view as well as being the decent thing to do.
Would that be the acting deputy director of border force who traveled south from Newcastle during the height of the pandemic and did not wear a mask when interacting with juniors face to face.
It truly would be bothersome if the press found out about the acting deputy director of border forces abuse of authority and flouting of the pandemic rules.
Not necessarily, I'm a key worker, employed by a private firm and if I didn't go into work (Data Centre), there would have been a lot of upset puppies because they couldn't log on to the computer to do some work/spend the day tossing off to Pornhub (other adults sites are available).Key worker=employed by guvmit. Directly, or as local guvmit.
Mrs R is local guvmit and has worked from home for nine months. And she has worked.
Friends of ours that work for private companies tossed it off for what was a nice, hot spring. No work, but no commuting costs. They bloody loved it.
Mrs R worked from home. Sunday night, Saturday morning.
All to buy us stuff.
That wouldn't be Irene Hall of Teeside University would it ?
You'd have thought that Ashington High School would have instilled the value if following rules, especially when they're for public safety.
If Irene Hall is the correct person,
her LinkedIn page says she's the Assistant Director, and has been for nearly thirteen years.
Would that make it ok to break travel restrictions on at least more than one occasion and flout government guidelines on masks ?
Not my part of the world, but I imagine a journo could find out if this was the correct Irene Hall of the Border Force ignoring the rules or if it was a different Acting Deputy Director who broke them.
Here, let me help. Did she pass Dominic Cummings on the way do you think?
(Hey, Google: key words: Dominic Cummings; Cummings, Dominic; breaking lock down)
our local family run merchants furloughed half the staffThe smaller sites in Lincoln closed during the first (proper) lockdown because all the Builders Merchants closed. No reason why they closed, they were allowed to stay open, all construction was allowed to continue, it was listed as a specific industry that could crack on.
As Toyah would try to say, its a mystery.
Aye mate, it's been a tough year for a lot of people.our local family run merchants furloughed half the staff
only to find that when work promptly went bonkers they were not allowed to bring them back in, I called round to try to get materials, timber sheet sold out in 2 days as companies boarded up properties
half the normal things I usually buy are out of stock , I saw and spoke to tradesmen from 70 miles away, who found it worth driving that far to get stock
I have also noticed that prices have gone up by a third, even at our electrical wholesalers !
I am only doing one to one and half days a week, but luckily i have two daughters who need things done, and a local charity who are glad of my help
luckily being near to retirement, i dont really have any overheads, but some people have really struggled to keep working
I passed a lot of work over to a younger chap with a family as he needed the work more than me , hes a good lad and has helped me out in the past, but i have heard about a few rascals ripping people off
A few characters I know took on some work to tide them over, they are still chasing the money !! firm went belly upAye mate, it's been a tough year for a lot of people.
We were offered a decent contract building two Bungalows over in Manchester, a lot of material on site and the ground crew had finished the footings and sewarage, not bad money either but there was no accommodation open obviously, no hotels, no B&B, not even a campsite. As I said it was tough.
She needs sacking, she broke the law. The upper echelons always get away with itAh, so it might have been Irene Hall the Acting Deputy Director of Border Force who broke the clear rules and travel restrictions imposed for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Journo's have a marvellous nose for sniffing out dirt, especially where senior civil servants such as Irene Hall are concerned. She might even have to
do that lame excuse of an ineffective apology andpublicly say "sorry".
I recently spoke to my cousin. During the pandemic, most of the workforce was furloughed and supported by a caring Government. However, because of her role she was classed as a key worker and had to carry on working, however her hours were reduced significantly.
How can it be fair that she is out of pocket for being a key worker? Has her employer acted legally?
Yeah, I have a mate who did this. I don't think he was earning 1.8x though, as his second job was picking and packing at Amazon. Probably more like 1.25When someone is furloughed, they can still work. There are many cases of it where people just want to work and have found another job and earned themselves 1.8 wages. Some people will detest that happneing, but the law allows it and only the industrious will do it.
If various building agencies/suppliers were furloughing staff then suddenly unable to re-employ them, am surprised that there were not calls between the bosses of the agencies/suppliers to see if they could re-employ each others' furloughed staff so people could earn 1.8 wages.