Not that they’ll collect much

The Welsh Government made going to work a crime on Tuesday, introducing a £60 fine for anyone unnecessarily travelling to the office.

Not as if the Welsh are known for their devotion to hard work now, is it?

12 thoughts on “Not that they’ll collect much”

  1. Does the sheep-shaggers’ parish council actually have such powers? Or is this just bullshit which would fall apart in court?

  2. It’s unneccessary when I do it, it’s neccessary when you deliver my groceries and keep my internet running so I don’t have to brave coming out from under my rock.

  3. In the latest Missive on TRUK (Slim pickings today – must be exhausting spouting so much rubbish) apparently Mark Drakeford is the embodiment of ‘putting public duty’ before self. (I think Ecks name of Duckturd sums him up nicely)

    Perhaps the funniest line from the entry:

    ‘I have no desire to curtail anyone’s liberty’

    When all he has talked about is the need for lockdowns immediately without any notice for businesses or people to adapt for the last week.

  4. To stop this, all the local councils have to do is make people working from home pay part business rates on their council tax as they are using their homes as a place of business. They counterpart with the addresses of those morons, i.e. the politicians, who state that it is not necessary to go to the office.

  5. Doing something for the sake of doing something, totally unenforceable and just designed as a headline so as to make people afraid to go out.
    I sometimes wonder if the Welsh and Scottish assemblies have gone rogue or if Downing Street are using them to test out policies

  6. The employer is responsible for where an employee works. How can the state hold the employee responsible if an employer has instructed said employee to go into an office (because the employer considers it necessary, in order to fulfill duties etc). How can a policeman, who mostly will understand sod all about that business, decide that the employer’s decision with regard to that employee’s journey is (legally) wrong and consequently fine the otherwise entirely innocent employee.

    Drakeford’s a loon – this has got to be about as bat-shit spaz as it gets.

  7. To stop this, all the local councils have to do is make people working from home pay part business rates on their council tax as they are using their homes as a place of business.

    There’s a reverse scam regarding this – contact the VOA and declare that part of your home has been modified and is in use for business, and get a Rateable Value assigned. Insist that your Council Tax banding is downgraded by one band to compensate.

    Then claim Small Business Rates Relief on the business assessment which brings the charge for that part down to nil.

    Net resultant saving: you’ve dropped one council tax band.

    The holiday rental home scam is far worse. Legal of course. LVT is the answer. As always.

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