Census

Pasty

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Location
Devon
I've just done mine online but got quite annoyed about the prying nature of the questions. Its illegal if I don't tell them this stuff and they can fine me £1000 (yeah right). But why do they want to know so much personal detail? Is that legal to demand that under threat of legal action? I have nothing to hide so anyone I know could have filled it in for me but I found it far more intrusive than the last one I did. I think next time I would rather pay the £1000.
 

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
Do you have to answer all the questions?
The NZ one has a lot of prying stuff too but I think as long as you put the basic information, like who's at the address you can skip the rest.
I didn't get any come back on mine, so assumed it was good.
 
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arcobob

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Location
Norfolk
I've just done mine online but got quite annoyed about the prying nature of the questions. Its illegal if I don't tell them this stuff and they can fine me £1000 (yeah right). But why do they want to know so much personal detail? Is that legal to demand that under threat of legal action? I have nothing to hide so anyone I know could have filled it in for me but I found it far more intrusive than the last one I did. I think next time I would rather pay the £1000.
Most of those questions are not compulsory though they do want to know haw many special toilets to build.
 

radar

Member
Mixed Farmer
Interested to know why Scotland postponed their census for 12 months "because of covid". Could it be that the SNP were concerned how many people classed themselves as British rather than Scottish with the Scottish elections just around the corner?
 
The thing that gets me is that if my parents who have been married, had children and run several businesses paying taxes not just for themselves but many others .. why should we bother paying taxes to a group of people who can't even be bothered to record who they are, how old they are and their general status as human beings ?

It's not rocket science to show some respect to tax payers.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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