Repairing goods has many advantages over throwing away the old and importing new. Unfortunately it can often appear to be uneconomic.
The new government will legalise anyone in full time employment to do part-time work unrelated to his emplyment without paying tax or national insurance contributions, providing the work is not advertised, and that all customers are personally known to the worker and that they are aware of his status. You will be able to give a mate a few bob for giving you a hand with your home improvements for example.
Repairs to movable goods and building repairs will be subject to a 5% VAT rate providing the value of any goods supplied doesn’t exceed two thirds of the price.
This, together with the workers supplement should maintain the competitiveness of computer repair firms, garages, builders etc.