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  1. If the daughter has been paying for the pet insurance then she could simply cancel the direct debit. Unless of course she is planning on keeping the pups ! Perhaps she could have a word with the local vet being used and ask to put a 'For sale' - or 'new Home required' notice on their notice board. I would imagine that puppies would be reasonably easy to rehome/sell.
  2. As advised, do not make any hasty decisions - this is obviously a stressful situation, so seek the help of your GP and obtain a sick note for a couple of weeks. If you have been working for this company for 14 years now, it does seem unreasonable of your employer to take this stance. If performance has not been an issue previously then it does rather look as though this is being used as an excuse so you need to protect yourself. ACAS, Citizen's Advice and/or an employment solicitor will almost certainly be able to advise. IMHO, you should not resign as this could almost certainly cause you financial issues if you are going to need to claim extra benefits at a later stage.
  3. Thank you for updating your thread, I am sure it will be very useful to anyone else finding themselves in your situation. Very pleased to hear that your stress levels have reduced and the process seems pretty straightforward.
  4. Was this gift mentioned in MiL's will.. for example, did it say that you would be able to choose an item? If this was the case, then I believe you would be entitled to keep this.
  5. These are terrible.. worse than the 'knock, knock jokes my son used to plague me with lol. Good though x
  6. Have I missed something, you have admitted using the energy - despite whether or not it was your choice of supplier. Why not simply pay what you owe and then you can forget about it. !!
  7. Just a recap for my own thoughts. Son and Fiancée left a valuable ring at a Holiday park - no doubt in error. The now ex Fiancée arranged with the Holiday Park for the ring to be returned. Holiday Park used Hermes Courier company to do this. You need to establish with the Holiday Park Do they have receipts for the despatch How the item was packaged for despatch - although we should not assume - it is unbelievable that a valuable ring was simply shoved into a jiffy bag ! Who valued the ring for the despatch ? One assumes the Fiancée explained it was valuable and one would assume that even the Admin staff at the Holiday Park would not simply assume an engagement ring to be valued at £20.00 (although IMHO you should not have to pay extra insurance to the courier company for doing their job !)
  8. Ah right, my apologies. I did not check the posting dates and thought today was the 'Big' day. hopefully you wont be kept waiting too long.
  9. So, today is the day ? How does the court system work in the current Covid situation ?
  10. Righto. I guess that covers the house of Lords as well ?
  11. https://www.gov.uk/applying-for-probate https://farewill.com/articles/how-long-does-probate-take#:~:text=Probate usually takes 1-3,sell property and pay taxes. It does seem to be a bit of a farce - and yes, I imagine currently they are incredibly busy, but you sent your paperwork back in July of last year. It does seem very unfair. It looks to me from information on the above links that it can take anything from 1 - 3 months and even up to 12 months or more, depending on the complexity of the will. Needless to say, I hope you are not left waiting too much longer - especially as some of the delay appears to be the loss of documents. I will bring your query to the attention of those on the site team who have more experience in this area than I do.
  12. so, which 'some of them' gets the vaccine as priority then ?
  13. Many thanks for this information.
  14. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/british-lorry-drivers-fined-kent-access-permit-brexit-192425396.html It would appear that Lorry drivers need a permit to drive through Kent to Dover ?
  15. From what I understand, Regulation 9 of the Housing Benefit regulations prevents yu receiving Housing benefit if you were to be paying the rent to a close relative. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/213/regulation/9/made I think however, you would need someone with more knowledge/understanding in order to decipher this !
  16. So, you cannot drive 5 miles to go for exercise - but you can go to a football match ?? Does this mean, I HAVE to shop at my local Co-op which is 2.5 miles away.. all the larger supermarkets are a 10 mile drive. Not that I shop at the larger stores but if I were to, then I would multi task.. do my shopping, then drive a further mile to walk the dog in a Woodland area - it does not make sense to me. I thought Jacqui Smith, (Labour/former Home Secretary) was a power hungry madam.. But Priti Patel beats her hands down !
  17. My passport is well out of date, the photo probably 15 years old.. would they be able to use that ?
  18. I had a similar problem - same reason.. turned 70 - For some reason, I am unable to use the online application, presumably because I need to change my photo as well. I have got a form from the Post office and will send it via Royal Mail. trying to speak to DVLA is a waste of time and money. As we have an 11 month extension, I am not too concerned.
  19. 2 women in separate vehicles, drive 5 miles to beauty spot to take exercise - their hot drinks presumably purchased on the way are apparently classed as a picnic ! and the police have issued penalty fines of £200.00 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-55560814
  20. The video does not really seem to capture everything other than a lot of noise - why did the homeowners simply not confirm that their daughter had been discharged from hospital - from what I am seeing, the two people at the door appear to be confrontational. Who is actually videoing this ?
  21. I share your puzzlement over this hightail. It probably is a difficult decision to make as to who is first on the list, but I would have assumed that those working in the NHS 'patient facing', school staff, shop staff, dentists, opticians , to have been first on the list. For those who have been chosen to go first to refuse to take whatever version is on offer is bizarre. I am assuming (and probably should not) that they have chosen care home residents and the elderly who may well have been shielding is in the first instance because they have a good proportion of 'victims' in one place eg, care homes and that those who have been shielding would be welcoming either version of the vaccine in order to feel safe. I do agree that politicians should be last on the list though
  22. Not sure I care if he is or not, HB - very unlikely I will be around
  23. You have paid nothing, received nothing, so I would say you can safely ignore any further communication from them. If this was done online, I would look at one of their emails and see if you are able to unsubscribe from future communications.
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