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« Reply #315 on: January 01, 2017, 10:57:24 AM »
The countdown to the historic new £1 coin officially begins today, as Chief Secretary David Gauke has revealed it will enter circulation on 28 March 2017.

With three months to go, the Government is launching a campaign to help raise awareness and encourage the public to return the round £1 coins.
Around £1.3 billion worth of coins are stored in savings jars across the country, and the current £1 coin accounts for almost a third of these.

Therefore it is important that all round £1 coins are returned before 15 October 2017 when they lose their legal tender status.
The new 12-sided £1 will be the most secure coin in the world. It boasts several new security features, including a hologram, to prevent counterfeits, which cost taxpayers and businesses millions every year.
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« Reply #316 on: January 01, 2017, 11:02:42 AM »
I wonder if all the supermarket trolleys will have to be refitted?
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« Reply #317 on: January 01, 2017, 11:48:11 AM »
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I wonder if all the supermarket trolleys will have to be refitted?


Considering how much it would cost it may be more prudent to change to using tokens similar in shape/size to the old one pound coin if the new ones don't work.
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« Reply #318 on: January 01, 2017, 03:46:07 PM »
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I wonder if all the supermarket trolleys will have to be refitted?


Considering how much it would cost it may be more prudent to change to using tokens similar in shape/size to the old one pound coin if the new ones don't work.

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« Reply #319 on: January 17, 2017, 01:14:44 PM »
New Laws for Wales in 2017 and how they will impact YOU

From pay to car tax, we take a look at the new rules coming into force over the next 12 months.
From April 1, minimum wage workers will see a substantial boost to their pay.
At £7.50 an hour for over 25s, the rate will go up by 30p compared to last year.
There will be smaller increases for 18-20 and 21-24 year olds, to £5.60 and £7.05 respectively.

Car tax.....Child car seat alterations....smokers.......
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« Reply #320 on: January 27, 2017, 10:57:03 AM »
The paper £5 note will stop being legal tender after this date....05.05.2017
People are being urged to check money boxes and wallets to ensure the notes are spent or changed.
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« Reply #321 on: February 22, 2017, 10:41:56 AM »
These are the 10 most valuable £1 coins in circulation today...do you own any of them?

The new 12-sided £1 coin is set to launch next month and people have until October 15 to spend the current quids in circulation.
The Government is launching a campaign to help raise awareness and encourage the public to return the round £1 coins.
But there may be a few coins worth keeping hold of as money experts changechecker.org say certain ones could be worth up to £50 in the coming years.
Here are the 10 rarest £1 coins currently in circulation.

Scotland: Edinburgh City (2011)
Wales: Cardiff City (2011)
England: London City (2010)
Scotland: Thistle & Bluebell (2014)
UK: Crowned Shield (1988)
UK: Rose and Oak (2013)
N.I.: Flax & Shamrock: (2014)
Wales: Daffodil & Leek (2013)
N.I.: Belfast City (2010)
Scotland: Lion Rampant (1994

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« Reply #322 on: August 22, 2018, 03:16:15 PM »
Business owners have urged the Welsh Government to give small traders in Wales a "fighting chance" by matching the rate relief offered to firms in England.    REFR D Post.
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The petition needs some help only 18 so far, the playing field needs leveling. be interesting to see how many bother to get on board.

e-Petition: Small Business Rates Relief Review

"We call on the Welsh Government to revise the small business rates relief system so that businesses with a rateable value of £10,000 or under should receive a 100% discount. Furthermore, any small businesses with a rateable value of between £10,000.01 and £20,000 receive a discount/relief on a tapered scale system of between 0 - 100%.
Currently the small business rates relief in Wales, only offer 100% discount to any business with a rateable value of under £6000. Where as in England, small businesses with a rateable value of under £12,000 receive a 100% discount."
 

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« Reply #323 on: August 22, 2018, 03:42:22 PM »
It might be interesting to know the comparative rateable values of a chippy in Caernarfon with one of a similar size, say, in Beaconsfield.