Census 2011 Rebels ... did you suffer any consequences?

Did you not fill in your Census? Did you not send it back? Did you ignore it entirely? If so, what happened afterwards?

The people l know who didn't complete the Census for whatever reason have not had to suffer any consequences at all. A few had cards pushed through the door, a few had callers whom they quickly fobbed off ... and that was it!

Nothing else happened!

I thought they threatened to chase up all these people that didn't conform to the 2011 Census? They threatened heavy fines and such but where l am this was seemingly all bluff.

What happened to you?

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  1. Same here, nowt happened.

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  2. None of my friends and family filled it in. It was "lost" in the post. Nothing has happened.

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  3. nothing happened here, though someone knocked very insistantly 3 times a couple of evenings ago, but I don't answer the door at night anyway

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  4. "Hello, I've come about your census form."
    "I'm not the householder."
    "Is he in?"
    "I'm not the householder."
    "When will he be in?"
    "I'm not the householder."
    "Thank you, I'll try again another time."

    Never seen again. :-)

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  5. hee hee, l'll have to remember that approach Zaphod. Classic!

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  6. They have no power over anyone who denies being the householder. None whatsoever. No names, no interrogation, no threats of legal consequences. No passing-on of messages.

    They can't even demand proof. Hell, they apparently don't know the householders name!

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  7. I put "drone" down as job description.

    I take it they think I'm too fucking stupid to bother questioning...

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  8. Zaphod says the most interesting thing they'll get off the Census is how many people are telling the gov to get stuffed. He's got a point m'thinks.

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  9. Unfortunately, I was plagued by daily visits from the Census people that I caved in. Sorry I let the side down but I did not have the strength to cope with the daily visits. I did, however, respond to the reminder that "it's the law" that one should remember Hitler's Laws.

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  10. Ours was sent it, with 1/2 of it filled with garbage (nationality - human; bedrooms - any room that could conceivably contain a temporary bed that someone could sleep in; occupation - tax-payer; you get the idea.)

    Nowt's happened yet; is there a time limit they have after which they cannot do anything regarding non-compliance?

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  11. didnt fill mine in at all - it went straight in the bin.

    havent heard a dickie bird since.

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  12. march 2012 and still nothing..... I think the only ones who have been followed up were the muppets who made a point of not filling it in!

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