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I had to sell my mum's house last year after she passed away and undoubtedly benefited from the stamp duty holiday as we go our asking price straight away, on condition that they sale went through during the stamp duty holiday !
Solicitors, surveyors, probate etc were all working from home and everything took at least twice as long as it would have done normally.
Then there was the idiotic weekend when I travelled the length of the country while the buyers travelled as far the other way for them to look round the house and ask me questions about the house.
The stamp duty holiday has been a windfall for a few, encouraged un-necessary lockdown breaches and been a headache for all involved. there is no reason to extend this tax payer largesse.
While autonomous private cars are becoming feasible they depend on roads engineered to suit them, which in our patchwork road system is not practical.
The only practical way I can see to reduce private car pollution in built up areas is through road pricing, which might become politically possible if there was cross party support so that it was in the manifestos of all parties.
Could it be that Chris recognises that was a Cummings fantasy project ?
Could it be that our OneWeb investment is useless as a support for our home grown space industry ?
Will our investment in OneWeb be funded by taking investment away from our own space companies ?
Can we sell our stake in OneWeb and reinvest the proceeds into our own space industry ?