So, a story about people bartering the odd brace of pheasant or a rabbit or two for a pint. Excellent, lovely and all that. Then:
Thought to derive from the Old French "barater" to deceive, the practise dates back thousands of years, but technically is still legal in this country.
Of course it\’s still bloody legal. There\’s no law that says that money must be used as the means of exchange: only that money may be.
Sadly though, I think I\’m right in saying that tax is still due on barter arrangements.