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  • In my local area plenty of houses are built, but those are 180K and up, which for Belfast is not social housing.

    Lower cost housing is not really built. Now, the councils could use this opportunity to turn things around, but you do need to pay the builders.

    So it may end up like you think :(

  • The proof is not just in the eating of the pudding but the recipe of the pudding here, what will this all mean?

    It means lots of crappy little undersized flats in knackered old office buildings, but Tory MPs and their pals will be able to retain their glorious views over the green belt from their country pads.

  • I'm reminded of 'Dog kennel' flats in Barnet will be 40% smaller than Travelodge room - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017­/mar/27/dog-kennel-flats-barnet-house-sm­aller-than-travelodge-room

    16m²!

  • Planning department and laws are completely fucked. Not like it's happened overnight, but it's just shit :/

    No protection of standards of accommodation. No protection for high streets, town centres, local shops etc. No capacity to enforce where laws are broken, and with the erosion of requirement for notification let alone permission, the planning department don't know even know what's happening.

    No 'checking' mechanism that can apply requirements for how we Build Build Build such as favouring retrofit, amenity space standards, sustainable construction. Presumably if no permission is required then no planning gain for the local area?

    Town centre living still important - for those who can't drive and need to walk to the shops.

  • They were in the news before, they didn't let people distance enough in their warehouses.

    Sigh. Another industry rife with abuse, and it shows getting items made in the UK isn't even a guarantee of good working conditions.

  • they didn't let people distance enough in their warehouses.

    Generally not possible with the majority of the industries nowadays, I bet you there’s little to no provision for employees.

  • Where my partner work they changed to a 2 shift model with cleaning inbetween for production.

    Other places at least there is PPE/distancing (though even with that we had an outbreak in a meat plant in NI, but they at least follow guidelines) but this lot doesn't seem to try at all.

    It is not easy and there are costs for sure, but if you lead as a supplier surely people understand? Some others openly communicate about delays.

    On that note...hope your where you work is OK. It is not hard with people wearing masks? As there's no lipreading.

  • Meanwhile, Boohoo's owner enjoys a net worth of £1bn.

  • Boohoo has generated £5bn+ of wealth for it's shareholders. Its not just about the name at the top of the tree.

  • I'd never heard of Boohoo before this story.

  • On that note...hope your where you work is OK. It is not hard with people wearing masks? As there's no lipreading.

    I just ignore them and let the hearies deal with it.

  • Boohoo are masters of targeted marketing

  • Fair enough, hopefully your employer supports you.

    Are you tempted to say something like: "Go, my hearies, your services are required..."? :)

  • Boohoo has generated £5bn+ of wealth for it's shareholders. Its not just about the name at the top of the tree.

    Is this meant to be a defence of their employment practices, as they are 'generating wealth'? Sorry if I have misread this.

  • You aren't the target market for polka dot dresses and boob tubes? ;)

    I don't get plagued by their ads either, I must not fit their target audience.

  • I read it as more "it's not just the owner to blame here".

  • 1st July and finally I get access to geography,age,gender level data.

  • You aren't the target market for polka dot dresses and boob tubes? ;)

    No, I'm not, boohoo. *cries*

    I don't get plagued by their ads either, I must not fit their target audience.

    Boohoo are masters of targeted marketing

    I don't see many ads on-line because of various Javascript and ad blockers, so I probably wouldn't have seen them even if I'd been targeted.

    Anyway, shame on the company if the allegations about working conditions, not even so much the alleged coronavirus practices, are true.

  • https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/01/g­ermany_helping_uk_contact_tracing_app/

    Germany will help the UK with the Covid app.

    I think that must be England as the NI tracing app was developed with Ireland (Rof), Wales/Scotland may do their own thing as well (not sure)

  • No, was pointing out that the billionaire owner of the company only owns 9% of it and the other shareholders should bare some of the responsibility for the conduct of the business.

  • Yup, was more that the "owner" actually has a minority stake and there is a complicated relationship between board and shareholders which defines how "responsible" a company is.

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