Marc Gander - The Consumer Survival Handbook


A 220 page introduction to all things consumer related by our own BankFodder.

Includes energy companies, mobile phone providers, retailers, banks, insurance companies,debt collection agencies, reclaim companies, secondhand car sellers, cowboy garages, cowboy builders and all the rest who put their own profits before you.

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Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

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    With thanks to DragonFly1967 for the ideas for this list, here are some abbreviations that are frequently used on the private parking forum.

    If needed, the lists can be expanded upon.

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    ANPR - Automatic number plate recognition.

    AOS - Approved Operator Scheme

    ATA - Accredited Trade Association. In order to request vehicle keeper details private parking companies must be a member of an ATA and abide by its code of practice. ATA members must also cater for disputed cases to be referred to an independent appeals process.

    The BPA and the IPC are the two parking related ATAs.

    BPA - British Parking Association. One of the two "members clubs" for PPC's.

    CoP - Code(s) of Practice.

    DR+ - Debt Recovery Plus, a debt collectoricon used by some private parking companies. AKA Daft Recovery + a Desperate Collection Agency

    GPEOL - Genuine pre-estimate of loss.

    IAS - Independent Appeals Service (run by the IPC)

    IPC - International Parking Community (Previously known as the "Independent Parking Committee") the other "members club". Formed in part because some of the PPC's didn't like the way that the BPA run POPLA was always working against them.

    lbaicon or LBC - letter before actionicon or Letter Before Claim (respectively)

    LPS - London Parking Solutions or Local Parking Security

    NtD - Notice To Driver (Windscreen Ticket)

    NtK - Notice to Keeper

    P&D - Pay and Display

    PE - parking eyeicon

    POCicon - Particulars Of Claim

    POFA 2012 or simply POFA - Protection Of Freedoms Act 2012. ( Specifically schedule 4 for keeper liability. Link)

    POPLA - Parking On Private Land Appeals. An "independent" appeals service. Although having used quotation marks, in fairness it has to be said that they do tend to allow a lot of appeals in favour of the motorist. Run by the BPA.

    POPLA Code - Is the code that you need in order to lodge your appeal with them.

    PPC - Private Parking Compan(y/ies)

    PWE - Is Parking With(out) Ease

    RK - Registered Keeper

    VRN - Vehicle Registration Number

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