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  1. Mad Cyril


    Does anyone else really worry about this?
  2. RobM

    Good news - bad news!

    My company pension has gone up £22 ... a year, taxable!
  3. * ORM *

    Any state pension specialists?

    I don't understand. According to one part of gov't website I only need 30 years fully paid NI to qualify for full basic state pension. Then elsewhere I check my NI contributions and I'm paid up 30 years in full but it also tells me I have made no contributions in the last 4 tax years and need to...
  4. please help tickets wanted

    Hi hope someone can help we are on pension looking to go to wembley but can only afford cat 6 tickets but all sold out never missed a final yet hope someone canhelp us.
  5. Rattus Norvegicus

    The Football Assocation

    It's easy to be critical and point the finger at certain organisations - after all, it's nearly impossible to get all decisions right and even with the best of intentions, not everything goes true to plan or comes to fruitition. But then there is F.I.F.A. who are simply bonkers (and allegedly...
  6. Massimo Giovanni

    RBS Hester

    So Hester is RBS bank chief for 5 yrs, of which bank the state (us) own 81%. The bank carries on making losses but is now getting it back to profit however many thousand of jobs are still to go; mainly in England as he cut a deal with the SNP to safe guard Edinburgh jobs: And despite...
  7. pickledseal

    Pension Changes

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12687489 I started teaching at 22. I'll die before I can retire.
  8. Other Slade songs....

    WE know this time of year Sir Nodd of Holders pension fund grow's but what are your other Slade favourites songs ?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pPL9PPy1MI&NR=1&feature=fvwp
  9. Cricko

    Breaking News Today's Echo - Who owns the Blues?

    Who own's the Blues.... It seems that Sainsbury's are not far off from owning the lot with the loans they have shelled out and the controlling interest they will have if debts are not repaid. The article is far to long (4 pages) to post it all here but the main points as I see it are. Rm's...
  10. DTS

    DtS Financial Corner - Reminder for those 50-55.

    Just a little reminder really boring but for anyone between the ages of 50-55 you have until 6th April this year to take any pension benefits you may have accrued if you should so wish. If you are thinking of taking some of the tax free cash or some of your pension/annuity benefits early then...
  11. sufc_tom


    Today at work a guy come in to buy a couple of trousers and started to tell me he had no money. I immediately thought as he must be in his 70's - 80's it might be because of his age. But no. He said that his wife is in a care home (bearing in mind he WEEK, for her to be in this home. And as...
  12. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Spencer Prior

    Four places (I think) left to fill and next up is Spencer Prior, albeit a day late in Ron Martin style. -------------------------------------------------- Separated by over a decade, Spencer Prior had two very different careers with Southend. Either would be sufficient to get him in the Hall of...
  13. Manchester Shrimper

    Clement Attlee

    I'm going away for the weekend but my nomination for British hero is up for the first round this afternoon so here's why you should vote for him: Clement Attlee served as Winston Churchill's deputy in the War Coalition before winning the 1945 election and leading the most...
  14. Crabby Shrimper

    Sir Fred Goodwin

    Been in the papers a bit recently, Sir Fred Goodwin, ex RBS chief, and his £650,000 pa pension. Now, I think the majority of us would agree that it's an obscene amount for someone who's hardly succeeded, but as he's refused to voluntarily drop the amount, the government appear to be considering...
  15. steveo

    Would you take the money?

    The Treasury has said that banker Sir Fred Goodwin's refusal to give up his £693,000-a-year pension is "unfortunate and unacceptable". Fred wants to keep it, and as it forms part of his package why shouldnt he? If the Government are unhappy, they should be going after the people who agreed...
  16. RobM

    Question Occupational pension query

    If you receive a company pension, I know it's income-tax liable but does a pensioner pay NI contributions, especially if retirement is taken early? Sorry to be dull but I need to know.
  17. RobM

    Occupational pensions!

    Sorry to be Mr. Dull but if you receive an occupational pension i.e. from your employer, do you pay National Insurance on it?
  18. Harold Bishop Killer

    Midweek Funnies

    There are two Mexicans who have been lost in the desert for weeks, and they're at death's door. As they stumble on, hoping for salvation in the form of an oasis or something similar, they suddenly spy, through the heat haze, a tree, off in the distance. As they get closer, they can see that...
  19. OldBlueLady

    Received in the post today re: Fossetts.

    Surprised no-one else seems to have mentioned this, but perhaps you haven't seen your post yet. We ain't there yet guys! Big brown envelope from the Communities and Local Government office re: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 - Section 77 Applications by Southend United Football Club Land...
  20. OldBlueLady

    Received in the post today

    Surprised no-one else seems to have mentioned this, but perhaps you haven't seen your post yet. We ain't there yet guys! Big brown envelope from the Communities and Local Government office re: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 - Section 77 Applications by Southend United Football Club Land...