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A winter of very expensive heating and little food?

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PippaZ Sun 19-Sep-21 09:14:43

What is happening about this? I must admit I feel worried.

If this is true and will be paid for by those who have lost in-work benefits and are paying higher NI, how on earth will they get through the winter.

I'm a Pensioner and not rich enough to expect them to do anything for me.

nadateturbe Fri 24-Sep-21 07:34:21

I don’t know what to make of the bleak midwinter forecast, but if there is a chance that people will be unable to heat their homes then IMO we should renationalise fuel supplies and keep prices down - I never liked the idea of essential services being used to profit shareholders, and even more so at a time like this.

Totally agree.

rosie1959 Fri 24-Sep-21 07:39:38

True there are problems growstuff but I think the problems are delivery rather than supply
But people do tend to rush out and buy it even if they don't need it
Must say was at fuel station yesterday doing my tyre pressure just the odd customer so hopefully people will be sensible

Whitewavemark2 Fri 24-Sep-21 07:52:07

Keep in mind the reason for all this chaos.

Brexit.

Urmstongran Fri 24-Sep-21 07:54:45

NONSENSE!

growstuff Fri 24-Sep-21 08:01:18

Urmstongran

NONSENSE!

Rubbish! Of course it's not nonsense! When you've returned to Planet Earth, you could try looking at some facts.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 24-Sep-21 08:04:33

Nope you can’t pull the tattered blinds across any longer as they are coming off the walls.

Even the BBC, who has moved heaven and hell not to mention the “B” word, suggested it might be as a result of Brexit when questioning Shapps.

growstuff Fri 24-Sep-21 08:05:04

rosie1959

True there are problems growstuff but I think the problems are delivery rather than supply
But people do tend to rush out and buy it even if they don't need it
Must say was at fuel station yesterday doing my tyre pressure just the odd customer so hopefully people will be sensible

Yeah! I've noticed that some people seem to escape any shortages. I'm thinking of moving to lalaland.

I did not claim anywhere that it's a supply problem - it's a delivery issue and has not affected all companies. However, if you happen to live in an area with few petrol stations within a few miles' radius, it's a huge problem.

Juliet27 Fri 24-Sep-21 08:10:32

Went to a local Morrison’s at the weekend which seemed well stocked but all the Christmas puddings were being removed from the shelves…to prevent hoarding perhaps?

rosie1959 Fri 24-Sep-21 08:13:07

I wasn't trying to be argumentative growstuff just reporting what I had seen
I don't live in lalaland but a small rural town in the fens We are near a small city though with loads of filling stations

MayBeMaw Fri 24-Sep-21 09:00:47

Urmstongran

It does remind me of the old I think it was Punch cartoon of a woman showing her guest to her bedroom which had about 6 dogs lying on the bed:

'It's a little chilly so I've put an extra dog on your bed'.

🤣🤣🤣🤣

Whitewavemark2 Fri 24-Sep-21 09:15:33

Meter man just came to read the meter before the price rise😡.

He was moaning about everything! In 2 minutes he went from pension being owed (his mum). To inflation/ childcare (he has a two year old) and energy prices.

As he left he was going to get petrol.

lemongrove Fri 24-Sep-21 09:19:13

Haha, I remember the dogs on bed cartoon, it was a birthday card I once sent to a friend who had three dogs, she loved it, wonder if you can still buy one?

lemongrove Fri 24-Sep-21 09:21:12

rosie1959

True there are problems growstuff but I think the problems are delivery rather than supply
But people do tend to rush out and buy it even if they don't need it
Must say was at fuel station yesterday doing my tyre pressure just the odd customer so hopefully people will be sensible

A person is sensible rosie but people rarely are.😁

GrannyGravy13 Fri 24-Sep-21 09:31:13

Because a few filling stations have had to close due to delivery issues no doubt queues will appear with folks topping up their half full tanks, which they would have left till under a quarter full (or in our household waiting for the fuel light to come on).

I remember when the tanker drivers went on strike (I think it was late 90’s early 00’s) seeing people trying to get as much in their tanks as humanly possible, even to the point that the fuel was overflowing…

Casdon Fri 24-Sep-21 12:30:54

As a society we are now dependent on our cars though, so people will keep their tanks topped up as much as possible until this situation improves. Is that panic buying or forward planning?
I’m going to visit my parents 160 miles away tomorrow so I got some this morning, and the garage was packed, I had to wait 20 minutes to get to the front of the queue.

Whitewavemark2 Wed 29-Sep-21 16:32:27

3 more gas suppliers failed today. This is quietly happening whilst the country’s focus is on the petrol issue

rosie1959 Wed 29-Sep-21 16:52:53

Whitewavemark2

3 more gas suppliers failed today. This is quietly happening whilst the country’s focus is on the petrol issue

Not that quite it’s on BBC news
Glad I stuck with British Gas

theworriedwell Wed 29-Sep-21 19:38:46

I started having my food delivered weekly in lockdown, Sainsburys and I was grateful for it. I'd say for the first 16 months I rarely had a substitution or something missing, may twice. In the summer it started to happen. Well we are a seaside town and were packed in July and August so I just thought that was pressure. In September I've had stuff missing every week. This week it was five items and bread with short shelflife, i.e. it was best before tomorrow.

I wonder how much worse it will get.

Whitewavemark2 Wed 29-Sep-21 20:28:21

theworriedwell

I started having my food delivered weekly in lockdown, Sainsburys and I was grateful for it. I'd say for the first 16 months I rarely had a substitution or something missing, may twice. In the summer it started to happen. Well we are a seaside town and were packed in July and August so I just thought that was pressure. In September I've had stuff missing every week. This week it was five items and bread with short shelflife, i.e. it was best before tomorrow.

I wonder how much worse it will get.

Yes we are the same 5 items missing plus kippers and butternut with short life.

Rosie51 Thu 30-Sep-21 00:14:50

Whitewavemark2

theworriedwell

I started having my food delivered weekly in lockdown, Sainsburys and I was grateful for it. I'd say for the first 16 months I rarely had a substitution or something missing, may twice. In the summer it started to happen. Well we are a seaside town and were packed in July and August so I just thought that was pressure. In September I've had stuff missing every week. This week it was five items and bread with short shelflife, i.e. it was best before tomorrow.

I wonder how much worse it will get.

Yes we are the same 5 items missing plus kippers and butternut with short life.

That's why I prefer to do my own shopping for perishable items. I see the 'pickers', so many just pick the nearest item off the shelves, whereas I'm happy to reach towards the back to get a longer expiry date. A butternut squash with a short expiry date wouldn't bother me, for goodness' sake those things stay OK for weeks, but a loaf of bread or kippers would. Surprisingly my local Sainsbury's was fully stocked this Monday, nothing was totally missing, although some items weren't in plentiful supply.

Whitewavemark2 Wed 13-Oct-21 18:28:29

Pure Planet my supplier into liquidation.

How are other people doing whose company has gone?

Kapitan Wed 13-Oct-21 20:32:39

Only a few posts in, and the bleeding heart Europhiliacs come out the closet.

MaizieD Wed 13-Oct-21 22:24:00

Kapitan

Only a few posts in, and the bleeding heart Europhiliacs come out the closet.

Oh dear, someone's grandchild has got hold of their phone...

Whitewavemark2 Thu 14-Oct-21 08:14:03

This gets more true every day. It is expected that Johnson is going to reject th3 latest offer from the EU, ev3n though businesses are very happy with the offer.

Kapitan Thu 14-Oct-21 17:31:50

MaizieD. Does your carer know you are posting comments on here?