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Whatever happened to "Stay and Spend"?

  • 19-11-2020 11:52pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ foozzybear61


    Did it ever get started ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ aziz


    Ah now,you know yourself, the less said the better


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,070 boggerman1


    Tony was “very concerned “ so it died


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    Started on 1 October. I've a few receipts uploaded and ready for claiming.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,022 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Too risky to book anything in Ireland for 6 months plus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,297 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Was too complicated for starters. Should have been simpler to do, like the UK version. Sorry now.

    But anyway there weren't the opportunities to do it here really so far, so it just fizzled out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ foozzybear61


    So Kathryn Thomas driving around Ireland in the camper Van in the rain was a waste .:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,200 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    The moment it started everything was shut down by the usual autocrats. Like all government schemes, a complete waste of time. They’re v good at collecting taxes, pandemic or no they never fail to gouge a huge hole in my pay packet every month


  • Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ Flyer1


    The spending bit was cancelled because the majority are on unemployment benefits


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,479 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Hardly anyone wants to take their hols in the p*ssing rain of an Irish winter with just about every attraction closed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,878 bush


    It got changed to stay at home


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,583 ✭✭✭✭ Zebra3


    Did it ever get started ?

    It was a diversion to buy off the plebs for a few weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭ Miike


    Was too complicated for starters. Should have been simpler to do, like the UK version. Sorry now.

    But anyway there weren't the opportunities to do it here really so far, so it just fizzled out.

    All you do is upload your receipts via the app and away you go?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,528 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Its running, but as takeout food isn't covered there has been nothing to claim for for weeks. I have a single receipt uploaded from the short period pre-L5.

    Its not complicated at all - the UK system appears simpler to the consumer but sure as hell isn't simpler all told, the business side is a nightmare and it was very restricted in terms of days of the week when ours isn't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    Miike wrote: »
    All you do is upload your receipts via the app and away you go?

    Yeah, not sure what people find difficult about it. They set it up the exact same way you claim for medical expenses, which I assume was deliberate given pretty much everyone will have done that process at some point.


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,312 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Flyer1 wrote: »
    The spending bit was cancelled because the majority are on unemployment benefits
    At least the "staying" bit was quite successful...


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