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by mc2fool
December 13th, 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: State pension record
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: State pension record

On reflection, it probably was not random, but picked the one country where I might have been enrolled in the state social security scheme, but it was so long ago, I have no chance of finding any paperwork regarding the number. Well you may be able to get it by contacting the social security scheme...
by mc2fool
December 13th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: State pension record
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: State pension record

Hmm. Having just filled in the online form, it only allowed me to put in 5 of the countries I have lived/worked in, and randomly asked for dates on two of them. In only one case was I asked for a social security number, which of course it being nearly 40 years ago, I have no idea what it might be. ...
by mc2fool
December 13th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: State pension record
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: State pension record

Honestly. Thanks for this, honesty is always the best policy, but I wanted to know what I was letting myself in for. Plus to save the DWP the bother of contacting the 13 third world countries I have worked in, where even local people get no pension, let alone expats. As it's unlikely that the UK ha...
by mc2fool
December 12th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 21
Views: 385

Re: O2 Network

UncleEbenezer wrote:And I got a text from O2 apologising for the outage and promising a credit to my account in compensation. A very pleasant contrast to certain others.

Hmmm ... I didn't get anything like that. Or anything at all in fact. Did you register a complaint or something?
by mc2fool
December 12th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: State pension record
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: State pension record

The DWP website to apply on, asks about years I worked abroad, and years lived abroad. I am not sure what relevance this has and what are the implications of answering in a straightforward way. It seems they could only be asking this question, if DWP were trying to offload some their liability to p...
by mc2fool
December 6th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Meat thermometer advice
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: Meat thermometer advice

Am I correct in my reading that if I want to leave the probe in the meat and see the temperature without opening the oven I need something like... Yeah, but you still have to get off the sofa and go into the kitchen to read it. Go wireless: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ThermoPro-TP-07-Thermometer-Funct...
by mc2fool
December 6th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moving posts unread bug
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Moving posts unread bug

I've noticed before that when posts get moved at least some that I've already read get flagged as unread. Most recently and most noticeably in case is the "Moderators fiddling" thread which got moved from the Biscuit Bar to Room 101 a couple of hours ago. Prior to it being moved I had read...
by mc2fool
November 27th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: New posts

What do other people get from Quick links - New posts ? Right now I'm not seeing anything earlier than a few hours ago ("last post" wise). I see the same on my PC and effectively my mobile, namely: by Infrasonic View the latest post 27 Nov 2018 10:40 (am). I had to log back in on my iPad ...
by mc2fool
November 27th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: New posts

Can I ask why you don't log out of TLF (and for that matter other apps and sites as well, presumably)? I always thought it was good housekeeping, and potentially safer, to log out and close any app you are not using. And it only takes one click in the case of TLF. Depends on the site. The risks of ...
by mc2fool
November 27th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: New posts

Ok, so last night I opened up two tabs on New posts , which listed 26 matches going back to 6:05pm, and then closed the lid on my laptop and went to bed. This morning I open the lid and reload one of the tabs and it shows 11 matches going back to 5:43am. Yup, it's happened again. Last night New pos...
by mc2fool
November 26th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: "UK equity market descends into ‘uninvestable’ zone"
Replies: 21
Views: 1608

Re: "UK equity market descends into ‘uninvestable’ zone"

It's direct linking that the FT stops, but it allows links from search engines, so if you google the article and then go there from google you'll be able to get through.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=UK+equity+market+descends+into+uninvestable+zone
by mc2fool
November 26th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: New posts

Ok, so last night I opened up two tabs on New posts , which listed 26 matches going back to 6:05pm, and then closed the lid on my laptop and went to bed. This morning I open the lid and reload one of the tabs and it shows 11 matches going back to 5:43am. So, obviously it's not just topics containing...
by mc2fool
November 25th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: GMP
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: GMP

Struth, Mc2fool, I needed to read that 3 times before I followed it, but many thanks for the time and effort you have put into explaining it. There are a few things there which I was not aware of. It does look suspiciously like the Govt has mugged those who have paid higher NI in the past, and buil...
by mc2fool
November 25th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: New posts

Some folks have said that Quick links - New posts shows them topics containing posts made since they last logged in, and, indeed, that's what the phpBB documentation says it should do, but it doesn't work like that for me and I suspect there must be other factors involved. The way it works for me i...
by mc2fool
November 25th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: New posts

PinkDalek wrote:These posts may or may not throw some light on the issue:

https://www.phpbb.com/search/?q=new+posts

I'd actually read some of those and found that most had the same confusion I have. :)

Btw UCP?

User Control Panel.
by mc2fool
November 25th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: GMP
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: GMP

So, going forward, soon I will have: 1) My contracted out pension (do they term that excess pension?) 2) The GMP element of my contracted out pension 3) My contracted in pension 4) State pension 5) State pension element based on my S2P/SERPS contributions Because (4) + (5) > (new flate rate pension...
by mc2fool
November 25th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: New posts
Replies: 21
Views: 453

New posts

Some folks have said that Quick links - New posts shows them topics containing posts made since they last logged in, and, indeed, that's what the phpBB documentation says it should do, but it doesn't work like that for me and I suspect there must be other factors involved. Firstly, I don't log in an...
by mc2fool
November 24th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: GMP
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: GMP

Is it different for those who reach pension age after 6 April 2016? My main pension which I have not mentioned before, is from a contracted-in scheme, and as a result when I do retire, it will be under the old rules, not the new 'flat rate' pension. It is different but you won't be retiring under t...
by mc2fool
November 24th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: GMP
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: GMP

Yes, it is different for those who reach pension age after 6 April 2016 - the state indexation awarded to both pre and post 88 GMP will no longer apply. It's not quite so simple. Any GMP amount baked into the "starting amount" for new state pension calculation for those people (technicall...
by mc2fool
November 22nd, 2018, 11:57 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: International & Expat Investors - what's it for?
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: International & Expat Investors - what's it for?

I’ll leave it to you if want to c/p back to here, at the board that includes both International and Expat in the title. "c/p"? As I said, I believe the "International" refers to where the investors are rather than where their investments are, but in any case I don't have a stake...

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