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  1. I don’t have an issue with rmweb, but my iPad has recently started resetting the preferences on a lot more regular basis for many sites, particularly news sites but also the met office, bbc etc. Are you using the default safari browser?
  2. I agree......It would be much simpler if we just had 55% flat rate of tax on income and got rid of all these different taxes
  3. the hmrc is always generous compared to real life values at the start of the month. As a comparison at one point a while back the hmrc euro rate was 1.17, the best market rate I could secure for 10,000ish euros was around 1.14 and credit cards were around 1.10 or below... the only time the hmrc policy catches you out is if there are huge swings in the market rates, such as March last year when lockdown was announced and I had a lot of imports in transit.
  4. Except as we are not in a common market The German supplier should not be charging you German VAT any more if the goods are being shipped as its a export outside the EU.
  5. For business to consumer sales: last week the eu retailers simply charged VAT at their country’s normal rate and shipped the goods to you(unless trade hit a large threshold with an individual eu country). this week they are expected to register for uk VAT and charge uk rate, making a payment once a month or quarter of all such vat collected and various compliance reporting . In addition they will need extra admin processes to prove to the carriers of the goods this has done to ensure the goods go through customs. (business to business sales are a whole different set of rules). the eu retailers are making the point that to expect them to register for tax and compliance outside their own territory is unreasonable, particularly if other country’s start trying the same thing (Australia tried it a few years back and I don’t think it stuck....).
  6. no, you pay it to eBay, the seller then prints out the address label from eBay which will include a unique qr style barcode. On arrival in the uk the Royal Mail scan the qr code to authenticate and send it on its merry way.
  7. I have psoriasis and had found long ago that using sanitisers more than three or four times over the course of a day leads to flare ups across the knuckles that take weeks to get back under control. (good old soap and water is fine but sanitisers are a real problem for me and I am yet to find one I can use more often) Luckily with the majority of shops being closed it hasn’t been a significant issue this year.
  8. Looks like the GMRC format has been picked up for a Netherlands based series. Would be great to see it on Netflix or similar (with or without subtitles IMO) https://www.c21media.net/npo-rides-model-railway-in-netherlands/
  9. The manual says that In programming mode only 250 milliamps are available to help avoid frying incorrectly installed decoders....does this occur only in programming mode or both in programming and running mode?
  10. Saw it in real life at Dismaland a few years back. It really is an incredible piece of art.
  11. a lot of transatlantic mail has reportedly gone ocean recently simply due to lack of passenger flights (pre COVID 42% of air-freight went in passenger flights cargo holds). This takes three weeks port to port in reality plus the time either side for local transit and any customs processes.
  12. Don’t forget there are a lot of containers stuck on vessels outside uk ports, or diverted and sat in Rotterdam at the moment. This is a assuming they haven’t been held at factory’s due to the silly level of costs (shipping a container from Asia in November was £2100, now £7000 and counting). This is impacting all retailers great and small in a even handed way at the moment with shipments up to 3 weeks late and counting.
  13. Apparently Swindon has been overwhelmed almost continuously since April so not sure where they could divert too if a wider issue.
  14. I dunno, Jeremy Clarkson printed his in a newspaper column to prove this point, someone promptly signed him up for a £500 a month direct debit donation to a charity....
  15. I work for a wholesaler supplying small retailers nation wide via carrier delivery. For their trade account payments we dropped from 10 or so cheques a day to 1-2 a month over the last 16 years. This was with minimal effort to encourage them from our part. Over the last three years it was simply a case of complete a paying in slip, putting cheques in an envelope and popping through the banks local branch letterbox as I cycled past in the evening...
  16. My bookmarked link to the index page no longer existed as they seem to changed the url to the forum, hence 404’s.
  17. Regarding the ORR deadline of 2023 to remove red zone working, what would the reaction be if a 2022 provisional WTT was published with nothing moving anywhere between 10am and 12pm daily to allow inspections/minor repairs planned and reactive???
  18. An item I ordered was posted on 2nd November on a 24hr service and turned up on the 18th. This seems to be typical at the moment talking to relatives here in Oxfordshire and colleagues in Suffolk.
  19. Europallets fit well but you end up with a gap at one end of about 80% of a pallet space, and because the pallets have to be in two different orientations your warehouse team tend not to be too keen on it...until you order a couple of loose stacked 40’s to remind them it could be worse...
  20. Just a note that it might be worth noting which usb socket you have used and sticking to it, I have found windows can occasionally be a little tetchy with usb serial connections if you change ports.
  21. Nah this is the internet, post it with any wrong answer as a statement and someone will come and correct it far faster than if you simply await an answer... Personally if I drop into the end of an interesting thread I will tend to go back 5 or 6 pages but not much more. If it is less than 15 pages I may go to the start and skim read it all. (Always fun if you google a question, only for the results to be an rmweb thread you have participated in previously)
  22. The key to this is changed to uk law that obligate marketplace sites to ensure VAT is collected. If you don’t provide details of a VAT registration the market place have to assume this process on your behalf. As the seller you will get a 3d/qr barcode at some point in the sales process to display on the parcel for it to whizz through customs as pre-declared. (I suspect this will tighten the screws on non-PayPal payments in the case of eBay). as an aside if you don’t like the current post office interrogation about contents when posting parcels you ain’t seen nothing yet...
  23. It’s not Andy it’s you....Mac have updated safari to only store cookies for 7 days... ”The updated Safari also limits storage for a website's scripts to one week, and includes counters to sites that try to avoid tracking detection by delaying their redirects” from https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-24-safari-blocks-all-third-party-cookies-by-default.html?
  24. Our local Royal Mail delivery office are struggling to deliver more than once a week, twice a week on a really good week at the moment (this is in a medium size town, not a rural hamlet). I have a first class post weekly magazine on subscription regularly turning up a week late. How they have the capacity to add an extra service I have to wonder....
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