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  1. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on MPs to licence the automotive retail sector, in a new lobbying campaign set to begin when parliament returns from recess. IMI will tell MPs that according to newly conducted consumer research, over 70% of voters think it’s already a requirement for technicians in the motor industry to hold a licence to practise. The call follows news that the Government plans to have driverless cars on UK roads by 2015. The IMI believes the implications of this new technology represent the final straw in the need for legislation. They will argue that modern vehicle technology has reached a level where regulation is necessary to ensure automotive technicians are currently competent - for the safety of motorists. The IMI has received the “in principle” support of several major companies and organisations for licensing including REMIT, AutoGlass, Inchcape UK, John Clarke Motor Group and TrustFord. The Institute will look to build a consensus in the independent aftermarket during the campaign. IMI CEO, Steve Nash explained: “The imminent prospect of autonomous vehicles on UK roads makes the issue of licensing extremely urgent. The proliferation of hybrid vehicles and complex driver assist systems has already increased the skills requirements for effective and safe working on modern vehicles. Service technicians without the proper training are increasingly putting themselves and motorists at risk. Our parliamentary research suggests that MPs currently see the motor industry as low skilled, low paid and dirty. It is vital that they and the public come to a better understanding of the requirements necessary to work on modern vehicles, especially with a new wave of technology on the horizon. The template for licensing already exists in the Professional Register, so there is no excuse. Many skilled operators in the industry are already calling for licensing, so they aren’t forced to compete with rogue traders, who undercut them, further damaging the reputation of the sector and putting motorists at risk.” According to the charity Brake, in 2011, 2,125 crashes in Britain were caused by vehicle defects as a result of inadequate maintenance, 52 of them causing deaths. About the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI): The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is the professional body for individuals working in the motor industry and the authoritative voice of the retail automotive sector. The IMI’s aim is to ensure that the automotive retail sector has a skilled, competent and professional workforce that is fully equipped to keep pace with the demands of new technology and changing markets, through careers advice, IMI qualifications, accreditations and membership. The IMI’s Professional Register aims to drive up standards across the automotive industry, providing consumers and customers with added confidence in the industry and the professionals who drive it. Please visit www.theimi.org.uk to find out more.
  2. Here you go 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. BPA - British Parking Association. One of the two "members clubs" for PPC's IPC - 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. PPC - Private Parking Compan(y/ies) IAS - Independent Appeals Service (run by the IPC) PWE - Is Parking With(out) Ease.
  3. Glad to hear the claim was a success - good luck with the others - follow the same approach and hopefully you will have the same result
  4. The property management company are most likely the cause of all of your agonies so they will not help you as it is not in their interests to do so. Ignore DR+ as they are toothless rentathreats. The only people who can cause you trouble are UKPC and they are rubbish at following the procedures of the PoFA so generally they dont want to do battle. That is why they have employed these people.
  5. If you can prove that they have the books, then this wont go near any type of court. The DCA does NOT care ( there are not legit looking dca's. Theyre all the same). All they want is the money stated on their information so they can get their grubby little hands on it.
  6. UKPC can think about taking you to court... but they won't. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...IS%2085865.doc https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...090006%203.doc Make sure in your appeal that you state 'cancel charge or provide a valid code for POPLA'. And state that you have proof of postage for your appeal.
  7. Pretty much. The permit has no real meaning on private land. Of course, youd suffer the wrath of the landowner if you abused it, but a PPC cannot do anything about it. Which is why they rejected your appeal/ They think if they blindside you, youll pay up willingly.
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