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Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 04:20 PM
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Posted By almost_there
So you prefer assumptions made about people's...

So you prefer assumptions made about people's incomes based on where they live rather than individuals have to show evidence of their earnings to qualify for a discount. I find this kind of thinking...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 04:02 PM
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Posted By almost_there
Why are you neglecting to note that the same UK...

Why are you neglecting to note that the same UK resident is now not subsidising the career development of say Chinese actuaries who can well afford to pay the full price?
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 04:00 PM
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Posted By almost_there
One of the many flaws in your argument is failing...

One of the many flaws in your argument is failing to recognise that cost of living in the UK is much higher than India and so stating that #4 is more deserving than #2 makes no sense as #4 has more...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 03:50 PM
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Posted By almost_there
Thank you that's illuminating.

Thank you that's illuminating.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 03:48 PM
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Posted By almost_there
It's not 'odd' at all. How can it be fair for an...

It's not 'odd' at all. How can it be fair for an unemployed UK person be subsidising the career development of employed say Chinese actuaries?
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 03:44 PM
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Posted By almost_there
too bad for whom?

too bad for whom?
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 03:33 PM
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Posted By almost_there
Her reasoning was quite odd that a UK person...

Her reasoning was quite odd that a UK person struggling could beg, borrow or steal in order to make up for lack of discounts. I really doubt that IFoA would ever use such a justification.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 02:50 PM
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Posted By almost_there
https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-ac...

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/protected-characteristics
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 02:49 PM
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Posted By almost_there
The change allows UK students who are struggling...

The change allows UK students who are struggling to be eligible for discounts and also affluent people from say China to no longer be eligible. That is surely fairer and easier to defend than the...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 02:44 PM
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Posted By almost_there
You appear to misunderstand. With the new system,...

You appear to misunderstand. With the new system, all members have the opportunity to qualify for the discount but must demonstrate their income is below the threshold in order to be eligible for it....
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 02:40 PM
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Posted By almost_there
I'm afraid this would be unlikely to be accepted...

I'm afraid this would be unlikely to be accepted as a valid comparator by the Courts....
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By almost_there
Let's consider the preparation materials as an...

Let's consider the preparation materials as an easy example. Produced in the UK. Exam notes used to be sent in a box through the post. Post something abroad it costs more, not less, yet they were...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 02:02 PM
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Posted By almost_there
Income based system takes care of that concern...

Income based system takes care of that concern too. The previous system excluded those in UK from discounts no matter their economic situation.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By almost_there
... and that is the new system- income based....

... and that is the new system- income based. Previously a person on low income or unemployed in the UK could not qualify for these discounts.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By almost_there
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)...

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) who investigated them do have powers and could have, if necessary, taken direct legal action but my understanding is that they work on the basis of...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-25-2018, 01:45 PM
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Posted By almost_there
It is a matter of fact that the discounts did not...

It is a matter of fact that the discounts did not merely extend to the IFoA examination fees specified in that letter but also to preparation materials, tutorials etc. offered by the actuarial...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-24-2018, 09:47 AM
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Posted By almost_there
Where does it state that people must post on the...

Where does it state that people must post on the forum according to your rules, whatever they might be? It looks like attention seeking conduct to me. Are you a Fellow yet?
Forum: General Actuarial 06-24-2018, 09:45 AM
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Posted By almost_there
The allegations are in the claim form and EHRC...

The allegations are in the claim form and EHRC letter that has been shared. Shooting the messenger serves no purpose except to provide an unnecessary distraction from the issues. It's already been...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-24-2018, 08:14 AM
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Posted By almost_there
To be fair he has been provoked/trolled by a...

To be fair he has been provoked/trolled by a poster who is acting in an unreasonable manner who keeps asking a question that has already been answered several times. Kindly explain why none of those...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-24-2018, 08:10 AM
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Posted By almost_there
Objecting to the tone or the manner in which a...

Objecting to the tone or the manner in which a complaint is made is often an objection to the complaint itself. Speculation about the motives of someone sharing concerns is infantile and irrelevant...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-23-2018, 08:32 PM
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Posted By almost_there
I don't understand what you're saying here.

I don't understand what you're saying here.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-23-2018, 08:23 PM
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Posted By almost_there
That's an interesting thought. He seems like one...

That's an interesting thought. He seems like one of those people who thinks someone who makes a complaint must be a trouble-maker especially if that complaint is against someone 'reputable'. I think...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-23-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By almost_there
Then the best thing for you to do would be to...

Then the best thing for you to do would be to refrain from engaging with actuaryleaks or indeed anyone else on this thread, for your own well-being and happiness, as you appear rather stressed out by...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-23-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,519
Posted By almost_there
I'm simply analysing the information, asking...

I'm simply analysing the information, asking questions, thinking... are you a Fellow of the IFoA?
Forum: General Actuarial 06-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 362
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Posted By almost_there
That's interesting. In the UK the IFoA is...

That's interesting. In the UK the IFoA is essentially a monopoly. It's hard to see how the member could have found out what he did if it weren't for his use of the Data Protection Act. The use of...
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