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  1. Hang on, hate to drop a spanner in the works but you said it's SORN? That means it will generate an automatic fine if it's seen on ANPR on a public road and you can't tax it without a valid MOT. Food for thought?
    3 points
  2. just got out of the virtual court, lasted over an hr! So bwlegals rep tried to disregard my witness statement because they didn't receive it until the 4th August, Judge asked me when it was posted, told him 15th, he asked why it wasn't posted before that to ensure it go to the solicitors on time, basically told him I am defending myself, im not a solicitor and to put my defense together takes time and i only relieved bwlegals response on the 14th , and I did email the court on the 15th once I had completed it.. Judge was happy with response 1-0 to me Then the solicitor went on a spree about all the appendices... images etc and to d
    3 points
  3. Firstly, thanks for coming back and telling us what happened. Lots of people don't bother. My own experience of the site is somewhat different. i came here to get information about private parking companies, liked what I saw, and decided to stay around and try to help a bit. I think you're being pretty unfair in your distribution of blame when you don't even mention that in your case the person in legal dispute refused to attend the court hearing. That made it impossible to win the case. In the "PPC Successes" thread there is victory after victory after victory in VCS-arirport-no-stopping cases. At a guestimate, 90%. That seems
    3 points
  4. It's not automatic so please don't assume that wil definitely happen. I'm a school governor and I have been on school disciplinary panels several times over the years dealing with staff who have received a criminal conviction for an offence of dishonesty. Only on one occasion was the staff member dismissed. Every case is dealt with on its individual circumstances. Get advice from your union so that they can advise you on disclosure and represent you at any school internal disciplinary proceedings.
    3 points
  5. Hi Dixon, I assume you're ready for the video hearing on 10th August. Bear in mind HMRC are looking to convince the judge that the FTT has no jurisdiction because your appeal has no technical merit. They'll suggest the tax relief was claimed by you resulting in a tax refund when none was due - hence it must be repaid. I suggest you argue that HMRC's stance :- 1. Seeks to deny you the only chance you have to challenge their attempt to claim back from you all the tax refunded even though they repaid it to FTR who kept most of it. 2. Fails to answer important questions about their responsibility to use
    3 points
  6. You'll know if it's a TV License sales rep at your door by their unkempt appearance and refusal to reveal who they are. They will instead keep repeating the name of who they believe to be the occupant and keep asking you to confirm that's you. Never reveal who you are and tell them to leave and close the door.
    3 points
  7. The link below will take you to the Government's page on how to challenge a Deprivation of Liberties (DoL) order: Deprivation of Liberty orders - GOV.UK WWW.GOV.UK How to apply to the Court of Protection to challenge an order restricting someone's freedom or get a deprivation of liberty authorised. From the speed this has been implemented I get the impression that this has been granted as an "Urgent" DoL Order. If so, it will have been authorised by the hospital and can last for no more than seven days. Standard DoL Orders must be authorised by (usually) the local authority and there is a clear process
    3 points
  8. Have thought for many years, even before the 2007 crash, that the Western economic system is broken and has been for a very long time. The huge gap in wealth between top 1% and the rest is too wide. And tax havens enable Governments to encourage money laundering, tax evasion, tax avoidance, shell companies where ownership is unknown etc. And on the topic of energy, Governments have been serving the interests of the oil companies, energy companies and those who invest to make money. Rather than have a strategy of ensuring investment to produce energy in cheapest possible way and insulating more buildings to reduce energy consumption.
    3 points
  9. We see loads & loads of VCS cases. When Simple Simon has decided on court then everything is generally pretty fast. Letter of Claim. Snotty letter reply. Claim form. Yet in your case Simon is continuing the correspondence. Methinks he isn't too confident. We have two other VCS-zebra crossing cases and in neither has Simon done court. None of this is a guarantee. VCS are an extremely litigious company. It is still possible a claim form will end up on your mat. Personally I would do nothing now. You've already sent the snotty letter. You told Simon to put up or shut up,. Yours is not the next move.
    3 points
  10. You've pushed me to look properly at how court cases between VCS/Excel and Caggers have turned out over the last two years. I've ignored cases where the person didn't file a defence or didn't turn up in court, and where we think motorists won but they never came back to tell us. In short results known of defended VCS or Excel court claims: VCS/Excel victories - 6 CAG victories - 25 81% success rate. Looking at just airport-no-stopping cases like yours: VCS/Excel victories - 3 CAG victories - 7 70% success rate. I think that illustrates the quality of the advice, whether some Caggers are in bed with the fleecers or not, and
    2 points
  11. yes CCA request. lots of these been sold to PRA recently. quite a few threads
    2 points
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  13. I don't know who this baby-faced MP is [edit Dan Carden, maybe] but he sees the energy cap the same way that I do.
    2 points
  14. Not even going to read it HB Hes an unelected Piers Morgan full of doodoo and anything he says it just that overflowing. Searching for meaningful bits is like picking the undigested bits of peanuts out of a monkeys feces.
    2 points
  15. It's a massive coincidence that you are the one person here who forgot to get a Certificate of Posting, and the one person who the PPC then lied about claiming to have got the WS late. Mmm ... Rachel comes across as young & enthusiastic, not to mention pretty unpleasant with all her sarcastic comments about you copying stuff from the Internet. It's perfectly possible that she has been monitoring the thread. So Rachel, if you're reading this, you really must learn to check your homework before you hand it in and all this copying & pasting without reading what is in front of you will always end badly.
    2 points
  16. oh should also mention the solicitor tried to appeal, but judge said based on the facts theres no basis for an appeal.. DENIED!
    2 points
  17. Hot air from paper tigers. Laugh at them and ignore. A third party has no powers to do anything whatsoever as it's not their debt.
    2 points
  18. To add to your article, BN, this is James O'Brien today.
    2 points
  19. Homer did say not to contact DR+. If that's all the paperwork you have, sit tight and see if a letter before claim/action turns up. If you get one - and you may not, come back here and we'll help you to write back. Or if you get more threatograms, let us know and we'll let you know if you need to take any action. In the meantime don't write to anyone and keep any correspondence for now. HB
    2 points
  20. Hi Important Question: Could you Clarify when you gave the Council the Correct Termination of Agreement Notice as per Clause 7 did you at the same time inform the Council to Service Eviction Notices on the Tenants as No Fault as you require the Property back? (this is important especially the Eviction) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At present from what you have posted (until you clarify the above question) IMO I do not think the Council have Breached the Term
    2 points
  21. Hi So basically the Council were the Managing Agent for your Property so they were acting on your behalf (The Landlord). In reference to Clause 2.4 have you been given a copy of the Notice of Eviction that the Council served the Tenants? (if not then ask the Council for copies of these documents you are the Landlord and are entitled to these also you need to know the Council have actually served notice of evicton on the Tenants). Have you read Clause 4.2 Properly? (note what it states about the Owner to take legal proceedings against a tenant of the Property to obtain possession and/or recover sums due to the Owner, the Co
    2 points
  22. Looking at the sentencing guidelines, the sentence, on the face of it, seems harsh – and a little confusing. From your description the offence seems at the lower end of seriousness. There are three bands of seriousness mentioned in the guidelines. From the least serious, the suggested sentences are: A fine of half a week’s net income, and 3-4 points A fine of a week’s net income and 5-6 points A fine of a week and a half’s net income and 7-9 points (or a disqualification). The sentencing guidelines are here: Careless Driving (drive without due care and attention) (Revised 2017) – Sentencing
    2 points
  23. Well, where to start? The government's Code of Practice allows you five minutes to read the signs and ten minutes to leave the area, and you were within that time. Even their horrible trade association allows "sufficient" time to read the signs (let's be silly for a moment and say that's a minute) and ten minutes to leave the area, so you're fine there too. The government CoP also says that when a PPC takes over an area then they should put special signs up for a period so regular users aren't caught out, and you can be sure they haven't done that. You mention their tiny signs. And so on and so on.
    2 points
  24. As above, you have no realistic option but to plead guilty. The problem when looking at the sentencing guidelines for fraud is that they cover such a wide range of seriousness that making a reasonable guess at the sentence is not easy for those unfamiliar with the guidelines. However, I would suggest that your offence sits at the very bottom of that range. There is no indication that you are being accused of using the badge more than once. Even if you had done so, the prosecution needs to let you know at this stage and in any case there is no evidence to support such an allegation. So it’s a single offence for very little
    2 points
  25. Not nonsense and pointing out that you are wrong about how the EU works in relation to public health and military matters doesn't make anyone either obsessive or a remainer. They are 'national competencies' and the EU does not control them.
    2 points
  26. So this wasn't a windcscreen ticket, was a notice to keeper through the post, now on Private land a loading bay is not enforceable, and before DX jumps in with some proper advice, its NOT A Fine, its a speculative Invoice for breach of a term in a contract the allege you entered into by daring to park ob land they infest Just a couple of questions, at the time you parked you definitely didn't see any "Prominent" signage stating was loading bay etc? Other thing was your appeal outed you as the driver, but all is not lost anyway.
    2 points
  27. They would be very silly to try court as already stated, so little to worry about for now bar some frighteningly worded demands from the paper Tiger DRP.
    2 points
  28. The big issue with not paying is that you are hitting the 'resellers like Octopus not the profiteers The energy giants profiteering needs to be dealt with severely by governments Given the effects the profiteering is having on economies, I would seriously consider treating it on the basis of an act of war. Sounds severe and extreme - but so is the situation Not just consumer bills, businesses economies are going bust while they rake in massive profits
    2 points
  29. LFI is spot on. It's a long, long, long time since we've seen a PPC actually do court on a wrong registration case. The reason is they would lose. When years ago they tried the judges gave them a kicking. They were paid. They suffered no loss. Getting the reg wrong is legally "de minimis" ("the law does not deal with trivialities").
    2 points
  30. You need to block their emails too, otherwise they will simply harass you till the cows come home.
    2 points
  31. Nothing they can do Simply ignore. You found the gym forum to start your topic. Read a good few already here. You'll get the idea Dx
    2 points
  32. This person has been having fun with TVL since 2006. Letters from BBC Television Licensing/intro WWW.BBCTVLICENCE.COM I basically wrote to them telling them l will not be paying for the license as l did not need it. I do not accept anyone at my door without a appointment and l dont want to make a appointment with them and telling them l will consider that they have trespassed if they do tur up. Not had any license since 2007.
    2 points
  33. That is what I'd expect tbh and what I've said to the Council. I had numerous issues whilst I was a student at Oxford due their incompetence. In fact much of the Council's work is outsourced to the infamous C(r)apita. I've sent the payslips showing the DEA deductions; confirmed my address and contact details (just to ensure they send any escalation comms to the right place); told them I've contacted my employer, but also that they should do it themselves; and finally that I will not be contacting Jacobs.
    2 points
  34. "You'll know if it's a TV License sales rep at your door by their unkempt appearance and refusal to reveal who they are. They will instead keep repeating the name of who they believe to be the occupant and keep asking you to confirm that's you." Not to mention the Vauxhall banger rusting away in the street!
    2 points
  35. If one ever came to the door and you find are a TVL Goon, say nothing and close the door, they are powerless, and the letter's will keep coming if you don't repond the second cycle likely will not be to you but to The Legal Occupier. You are under no obligation to contact or deal with TVL in any way shape or form. Plenty of information about their shenanigans here: TV Licensing TV-LICENSING.BLOGSPOT.COM Your unofficial guide to television licence rules, regulations, loopholes and enforcement in the UK.
    2 points
  36. Just ignore them, don't respond to any of their lame missives, if, and it is a big IF, one of their clowns knocks your door, laugh and shut the door. There are a standard 5 letters they like to spit out, each one with a more desperate tone and empty threats, when you get to number five, their computer reverts back to letter one and the whole pointless cycle starts again, collect them, use them as hamster bedding, or start fires with them, just never respond or pay their out of touch ''fee!''
    2 points
  37. I'm starting to think this could be a question for the solicitor who handled your conveyancing. HB
    2 points
  38. You are getting somewhat ahead of events. If it is a doctor (i.e. the hospital) who has initiated the DoL order it is only valid for seven days. It is what is termed an "urgent" DoL order. A standard DoL order (which can last up to 12 months) can only be issued by a Local Authority and that is what will be required if your mother is to be detained for longer. Securing a standard DoL order is a process which involves at least six assessments of the patients condition and the proposals planned to treat it. It includes a "Mental Health" Assessment and a "Best Interests" assessment. This also makes provision for, wherever possible, that someone to b
    2 points
  39. Have you started reading up on this? Age UK has some good information on DOLS and a link to a factsheet. I always find their explanations clear. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/search/?q=dols HB
    2 points
  40. Never mind internet and power .. What about water/sewage ? * They are already pouring literally millions of liters of poo into the waterways every year because the sewage infrastructure cant cope - and rewarding themselves and shareholders handsomely for doing that with Billions under spent on even existing infrastructure used to pay massive bonuses and unwarranted dividends * Reservoirs are already struggling .. wait until just 2 years from now to likely see some boom/bust flood/drought that will make this year seem a breeze
    2 points
  41. Privatising them hasn't helped at all, has it? Meanwhile France is renationalising the part of EdF it doesn't already own and has set limits on price increases. Doesn't mean it's cheap but it's more controlled. I don't see why the power companies shouldn't help to share the pain when they're making huge profits. Assuming help is offered to offset bills, why should the taxpayer help to subside the shareholders?
    2 points
  42. Most polite people in my experience apologise after being publicly rude, wrong and sarcastic... Same goes for @Homer67 who liked your rudeness...
    2 points
  43. 116042, the site strategy is to ignore all the early letters because they're not threatening you with anything concrete and there's nothing they can really do. However, we always reply - with a snotty letter - to a Letter of Claim, as that is a formal notice of intention to start a county court claim. Well done on your victory BTW. If you have time please start a new thread and tell us how you beat the fleecers, it could be useful for others. The OP here is in an extremely strong position being in Scotland.
    2 points
  44. There are suggestions. Use any barbeque outside (using wood/charcoal available) to heat food. Do not use indoor or in enclosed spaces. Purchase ready to eat foods such as tinned produce, cartons of long life milk,fruit juices, dried fruit, cereals etc Have a supply of candles, torches, lanterns, supply of batteries, battery powered FM radio ( BBC radio 2 & 4 on FM may be used for any announcement on restoration of power) Plenty of blankets, warm clothing. For those who can afford it, generators or power storage devices for when electric is available to store up. Not saying there wil
    2 points
  45. I suppose it's an option if you can afford it and there is diesel available. Or solar panels if they're affordable. Or stock up your wood store... Candles, maybe. Is this the government trying to hand responsibility to the individual? It beats me why they haven't invested or encouraged investment in renewables like wind power, hydro and stuff because this isn't unexpected.
    2 points
  46. Ministers seem to be able to supply an endless stream of hot air and methane ... shame we cant heat ourselves and cook with those
    2 points
  47. Great, the next crisis this broken country is limping towards. How does one 'prepare for power outages'? Buy a diesel generator?
    2 points
  48. 1st never ever ring a DCA, they are not BAILIFFS, and have ZERO legal powers on ANY debt -no matter what it's type . And they always lie on the phone 2nd, you fell for the oldest trick in the book an old website fee Ignore everyone Dont ring write email or text nothing anyone can do. Just a scam Dx
    2 points
  49. Sorry to hear about such a ridiculous malarkey. Just ignore Moorcroft. Think about things legally. If you or I were in legal dispute, I could sue you and you could sue me. Your best mate couldn't sue me, my next door neighbour couldn't sue you, it would have nothing to with them. It's the same with Moorcroft and other debt collecting agencies. It's not their debt so they have no power to do anything. Throw their letters in the bin or get a hamster and use them as hamster bedding or have fun playing paper aeroplanes with them or some such. You've got it in writing from Yell that there is no debt. Case closed. Well done.
    2 points
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