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Should we get rid of the 1p and 2p coins?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Frijj, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Jack Wolforskin

    Jack Wolforskin Midfield

    No keep them. Perfect for hoying at the directors box.
  2. Tidied
  3. Effrafax

    Effrafax Midfield

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  4. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    I hope someone puts a 2p coin in your next Christmas pudding and you have to spend all day Boxing Day waiting for the emergency dentist with no more pain relief than two paracetamol tablets you found in the bottom of a draw.
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  5. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    Wish you could still get Insignia like. The fanny used to love it.
  6. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor


    Frothing at the gash, no less
  7. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    Who'll suffer? The people at the bottom who haven't got a pot to piss in that's who.. Some people can barely afford to eat man never mind pay builders full price for shit inc vat. They'll just do without. I do bits and pieces for my ma's mates for a few beer tokens. 20 quid for jobs that firms will charge what? 60 or 80 quid for.

    They couldn't afford to pay it so would just live with that slight leak under the sink or the few tiles missing causing all sorts of other problems.

    I couldn't do shit like that for free, they couldn't pay full price and the tax man gets nowt. At least under the current system he gets the tax off my ales...

    Now fuck off with yer no physical cash Utopia, it'll be anything but...
  8. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    The money was so you didn't have to suck the taxi driver off.
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  9. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    The people at the bottom don't own homes so won't need to be paying builders for anything. That's the landlord's job.

    Are you suggesting that a tax-free, cash-in-hand economy should be allowed to exist because it allows people on low-incomes access to cheaper goods and services?

    It also deprives the taxpayer of hundreds of millions a year, I reckon. Maybe even more than a billion.
  10. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    Really? So most of the old biddies in fulwell scraping by on a shitty pension rent do they??

    You're fucking clueless squire...
  11. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    How many own their own home but are as destitute as you claim, and get by thanks only to tradesman offering them cheap rates?

    If they have an asset like a home, worth many tens of thousands, I wouldn't call them "the people at the bottom" like you did.
  12. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    Asset rich, cash poor then. Are you suggesting they sell their 80 grand dated cotteges instead of giving a sparky 20 quid to hoy a socket on????

    Knackers, oh and while were on about sparkies vvvvv

    1000 pound tax off one thousand sparkies is a shit load of little cash in hand fiddle jobs. Thats a lot of punters getting a skilled tradesman to sort their wiring out.

    So then, how much would it cost the economy for the resulting injuries and deaths when the people who can't, or won't pay a firm full price electrocute themselves attempting diy????

    I dare say it would be a tad more than a million quid. A couple of deaths or a few fires would see to that, not to mention the time lost to injuries falling off rickety old ladders attemping ceiling roses etc.

    Now I know a few sparkies and I know that cash in hand will be mostly spent in local pubs and restaurants boosting the local economy.

    In fact I'd say those lads are performing an excellent community service and it's a bargain.....
  13. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    Well if that's how you want to justify tax avoidance, by saying that they're doing their local communities and economies a service by defrauding the taxman, fair enough. I don't agree though.

    If people are on the bones of their arses but are asset rich it does make sense to sell that asset mind. Why live somewhere you can only afford to maintain if you've got people to do maintenance who are happy to do cash in hand work?
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  14. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Keep them. It's how I saved up for my first house deposit.
  15. John Steed

    John Steed Striker

    There wouldn't be any rounding down you can safely bet on that.
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  16. Le Chuck

    Le Chuck Striker

    My big whiskey jar (yes its an irish one) is only about a third full & i want to fill it, so keep them for the next 10 years at least.
  17. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    Probably because they've lived there for 65 years and the move would kill them?
  18. Thought the tories liked coppers..
  19. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    /\/\ Usually driven by utter twats /\/\

  20. Good luck with getting one accepted anywhere! :lol:

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