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Old 10.03.2021, 10:26
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UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

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I believe this is pertinent to anyone who has an empty property in UK.
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Old 10.03.2021, 12:39
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Thanks! Didn't even know they were doing a census.
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Old 10.03.2021, 17:50
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

Thing is they say you could get fined if you don't fill it in, but with an empty property and you not being there for over 12 months you don't need to do the census form. So how are they going to know if you were in the UK or not in the last 12 months?
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

We have had letters from our local Council every year, asking us to confirm that our apartment is not our place of residence, and is not rented out, but a second/holiday home, and that we live abroad. So each time, we confirm this is the case.
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Old 10.03.2021, 17:56
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

We've had it a few times.

The other thing is - we'll send you a text! Hello! Not everyone has a mobile phone.
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We've had it a few times.

The other thing is - we'll send you a text! Hello! Not everyone has a mobile phone.
We have a friend who goes to the flat every two weeks to empty letter box and check everything, for insurance purpose- in exchange for the use of our parking place- and he forwards anything that looks official and recycles the rest.
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:40
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Reminder for those effected, more information


www.census.gov.uk


I believe this is pertinent to anyone who has an empty property in UK.
Affected.

Sorry - that and "could of" are really cause irritation. Note the question about gender has changed recently.
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Old 10.03.2021, 20:34
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

Can one still write “Jedi” in where it asks about religion?
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Not sure, but you can certainly write 'European' for your identity
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Old 10.03.2021, 21:40
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

So we only have 11 days to make it to Britain for the census?

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Old 10.03.2021, 22:02
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Yeah, haven't really managed to organise anything like that since our old neighbour died. Don't want to impose on the new ones really. Do have someone who drops by now and then to make sure everything's okay with the house, but not often enough for me to manage to get it insured yet.
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Old 21.03.2021, 16:06
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Done, now I've got the code. Didn't take long since there wasn't much to say.
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Come to think of it do the Swiss do census? Been here over 20 years and can't recall seeing anything about them.
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Come to think of it do the Swiss do census? Been here over 20 years and can't recall seeing anything about them.
Not any more, they pull the data from their records.

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/en/home/basics/census.html
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Old 21.03.2021, 17:24
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

I do not see why not, choose the Other option, then presume another box appears for you to write


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Can one still write “Jedi” in where it asks about religion?
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Old 21.03.2021, 17:50
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Re: UK Census Sunday 21 March 2021

I just got the code online via SMS. All done as also nothing much to say. Details about the house only.
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Affected.

Sorry - that and "could of" are really cause irritation. Note the question about gender has changed recently.
Seeing as you started it: "are really cause irritation"?

Despite the name, English doesn't seem to be the first language of this forum. It sometimes does my head in and was also the case at work. I relatively recently joined a UK group with UK people in it and it's actually worse. I really fear for the English language. They should add "could of went" type questions to the census.
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Old 21.03.2021, 18:31
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Not any more, they pull the data from their records.

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/en/home/basics/census.html
That would probably explain it then. We were renting up until 2011 so probably the landlord dealt with all that.
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