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  • Property-a-holics

    What pluses will we gain when we leave EU?

    One of the genius ideas in UC is that if a claimant is registered at their local centre for too long they are transferred to the next nearest, the idea it breaks the complacency of being settled in the system and means extra effort has to be put in, bus or train fare will be paid also a mileage allowance for your own car but not parking fees, the idea again is to take away the easy option.
    I know of 3 people that soon found a job when transferred to another centre.
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    Being a landlord that is based in one of the countries most deprived wards and who rents to those earning or receiving well below the average  and having done so for 20 plus years, i feel i’ve a reasonable handle on how goverment policy and personal behaviour affects the local area.

    Nutrition and excess calories are a world apart, as are the spending priorities of many i see. The trait that many share is the willingness to take the easiest option , wether that be not wanting to get out of bed, peel a potatoe, walk anywhere, reach for energy drinks , pay their bills.
    Certainly does’nt reflect on everyone but given that society devotes 80% of resources to 20% of the population , if even 5% of the population are choosing such a lifestyle it has a massive detrimental effect on the country at large.

    As i said there is fault both at governmental level and as individuals, raging solely at the extremes of one or the other will achieve nothing and ignores all the good work in the centre.

    But from your posted views you have your sights set on one extreme whilst you yourself are based in the other. As such any debate is pointless as you have no room for the middle ground.
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    Sounds awesome. Has a large-scale training programme been announced?


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    Until we have a cashless society ( that should be coming in my lifetime) the thing about VAT that I do like is it’s hard to evade unlike income tax which is easy to evade as people paid in cash have a great temptation not to declare all of it . Im sure we have all paid tradesmen in cash rather than a Bank transfer and we all know what the real reason for that is. 
           I’ve even heard of Landlords knocking on doors and collecting rent in cash on a weekly basis .At least those people not wanting to pay their share of the states income tax bill can’t evade VAT when they buy stuff at the Supermarket or fill their car with fuel .
                    Regarding the topic I’ve no doubt that once we are freed from the shackles of the EU we will after a relatively short period really thrive economically although I’m a Leaver not for economic reasons but for sovereignty reasons which is something that can’t be bought by offering me a few extra quid in my pocket.
            Specifically regarding Landlord life in the future what may change is the type of properties we need to be investing in . I’m all for immigration as long as we have some control over who comes here ie they have some skill to offer particularly if we are short in certain areas so what may happen is more professional and qualified people may come from the EU counties but also from other parts of the world particularly South Asia rather than what employers want which is the cheapest manual Labour from the eastern part of the EU.
                 This potential change in the demographic of immigrants would suggest a pivot away from the cheapest low purchase /high return on investment housing in run down areas and towards better quality and bigger properties in better areas may be a shrewd move .
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    Do you think if cash-free were announced tax on small business/trades would stay the same? Would be a big shock to go from 0 tax to 19% overnight.

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    I’m all for immigration as long as we have some control over who comes here ie they have some skill to offer 

    Agreed, I am a big fan of immigration, having been one numerous times. But some people seem to think freedom of movement and immigration are one and the same thing
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    Slowly working towards financial freedom

    I visit the Costa Del Sol frequently and when I’m there I bump into a lot of UK citizens who live there . What’s makes me laugh is when they call themselves ‘ex pats’ rather than immigrants in Spain . Imagine it ,they have lived there for 25 years (in little enclaves eating Heinz baked beans and complaining about it being ‘sweltering’ ) and look puzzled when I call them immigrants. To me freedom  of movement is basically travelling around without having to get a visa beforehand and immigration is when you live somewhere permanently whether it’s to work there or retire there and you are entitled to the same benefits  as the citizens of that country . In Spain you can declare yourself resident ( after proper application and Police vetting) without necessarily becoming a citizen and from then you get the social security benefits healthcare  etc . In my opinion at that point you are an immigrant in Spain originating from the UK .
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    In my opinion at that point you are an immigrant in Spain originating from the UK .

    And the Spanish government are very happy to have him there because they benefit hugely economically from British expats. Nothing wrong with immigration if it benefits the host country, but that should be up to the host country's sovereign government to decide rather than blanket free movement imposed by EU membership.
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