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How can the government pay a registered child minder £175 per week to look after your child when you to back to work, if thats the case then why don't they just pay the parent to look after thier own child, my daughter has a very clingy 7 month old and the thought of having to leave him with a stranger is very stressful, from what I can make out you can no longer leave your offspring with a relative or friend, crazy, but because of red tape and laws she has no choice because her husband is on a low income, how ridiculous bring in some form of help to keep a parent with thier child/children, as long as one of them is working  help the other one to stay at home and look after the child/children , that's the way it should be, I am sure there are many people in the same situation. It's a world gone mad.

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How can the government pay a registered child minder £175 per week to look after your child when you to back to work, if thats the case then why don't they just pay the parent to look after thier own child, my daughter has a very clingy 7 month old and the thought of having to leave him with a stranger is very stressful, from what I can make out you can no longer leave your offspring with a relative or friend, crazy, but because of red tape and laws she has no choice because her husband is on a low income, how ridiculous bring in some form of help to keep a parent with thier child/children, as long as one of them is working  help the other one to stay at home and look after the child/children , that's the way it should be, I am sure there are many people in the same situation. It's a world gone mad.

Vet Bills and VAT

Why is it neccessary to charge VAT on vet bills, I have just had another one of my ponies laid to rest, and on the bill it states euthinasia plus VAT, if I was to add up all the VAT that I have paid over the years, for horses dogs cats etc it would come to thousands, some people can hardly afford to take thier pets to a vet so we are seeing more and more abandoned and left to suffer, a reduction in the cost of the actual bill would be good, I know there are places out there where you can get your pet seen to for free but that is only if you are on benefits so if you are in a low paid job there is no extra cash, to most people thier pets are part of thier family so to try and rehome them would be heart breaking, come on stop VAT on poor defensless animals.

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Why is it neccessary to charge VAT on vet bills, I have just had another one of my ponies laid to rest, and on the bill it states euthinasia plus VAT, if I was to add up all the VAT that I have paid over the years, for horses dogs cats etc it would come to thousands, some people can hardly afford to take thier pets to a vet so we are seeing more and more abandoned and left to suffer, a reduction in the cost of the actual bill would be good, I know there are places out there where you can get your pet seen to for free but that is only if you are on benefits so if you are in a low paid job there is no extra cash, to most people thier pets are part of thier family so to try and rehome them would be heart breaking, come on stop VAT on poor defensless animals.