Maybe if large/huge companies were to cut their profits things wouldn't be so bleak for the "man in the street".
So if I can't afford it now, should I just send my electric wheelchair back to Motability because I sure as hell can't afford to charge it come October? Bang goes my freedom, back to isolation it is.
Where are we to find the money to pay bills? The government must stop the rises.
My mother who is incapacitated by Alzheimer’s dementia has a carer 24/7 living in her bungalow with storage heaters. Three different tariffs, depending on night time charging, has recently seen her monthly direct debit increase to £468. She is 95 but SSE don’t do anything. I have to insist they send a meter reader each month because no one understands how to take the three readings. In the end she cannot find this money and what happens when it increases by 50 per cent?
Why don't the power companies pass some of their monstrous profits onto the customer and help lower bills just a little?
The whole of Britain should just stop paying . . . just a thought!
Absolutely mental. Mine has has nearly doubled since April from £120 a month to £240 - bloody ridiculous.
Where do they think people are going to get the money from?
Great reset being organised, It seems.
Ah well, freezing house it is with no hot water!
Martin Lewis for PM!
I have fewer appliances on nowadays and it’s still rising .
Don’t worry, the Tories have got this!
Thank god we've just had solar panels fitted!
With Johnson as prime minister everything is possible!
I am installing a wood burning stove in my place! I am not gonna get cold this coming winter.
Fringe street theatre
The Scottish Government and the city council will be providing £215,000 to help pay for the expansion from the traditional “street event” arenas
Renée La Racineuse
Ah, Spaces for Street Events. Bollard vendors will salivating at another £215,000 of taxpayers’ money to deface our city with.
Taking the pressure off “The Mile” is a great idea. Businesses in the town should benefit from events across a wider area.
Any excuse to close more roads. Have we noticed how pavements are no longer public spaces but have been sold off to pubs/restaurants? Then people have been gaslighted into thinking there's no space to walk because of motor vehicles, so let’s widen pavements and narrow the roads. Only, this doubles the concentration of traffic on the roads and blocks emergency access because there's zero overspill capacity. Meanwhile, theme-park Edinburgh council thinks using transport infrastructure as event spaces is a good idea.
I hope this does not mean more streets are blocked by crowds. And that costs £215k – ridiculous.
So we can't avoid everything by avoiding the city centre?
And that costs £215k to do, really? What are the making the stages from?
About time. The Royal Mile on the third Saturday of the Fringe is usually the most congested place on Earth.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said ministers would change the law so firms could bring in agency workers to minimise disruption from strikes.
So instead of doing his job and sorting this out he gets Boris to change the law. Funny old democracy the UK seems to have adopted since Brexit – almost dictator like.
Give them the pay rise MPs got!
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