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Everything posted by Oddfellow

  1. Thanks @Man in the middle Yes, Mr Keedwell was a bit of a plonker, and i would never advocate Mrs O going down that road. She needs to learn, and FAST - the next one is 6 months off, and she works 30 miles away!
  2. Thanks for your sage advice, @Manxman in exile and @dx100uk I'm surprised she was going that fast on that particular stretch of road, but there is a reason why West Mercia's finest stake it out on such a frequent basis. I'm not here to defend her (nor was i with her, or i would have suggested she moderates her speed), just wondering if there is case-history of these cameras being challenged. You have answered that very clearly, for which you have my thanks. Time for her to suck it up, i suspect (again ) EDIT: Part of me was wondering if the camera might get it wrong if the view was interrupted by a lorry or something (the van was on the opposite side of the road).
  3. Hi Caggers, and apologies if this has been done to death elsewhere but i can't find anything specific. Other half has received an NIP relating to an alleged speeding offence a few days ago. She is gobsmacked, as it is on a stretch of road where there is often a camera van, she saw the van, and she was behind "a little hatchback" going so slowly she didn't even feel the need to check her speedo. They think she was doing 72 (indicated about 75 on the dial, then) in a 60. She doesn't believe it, but daren't risk taking it to court in case she gets a heavier fine and more points. This will take her to 9!!! Question: In the expert opinion of the assembled wisdom, how often are camera van readings successfully challenged (in court or elsewhere) on the basis of the speed being inaccurate (i.e. not just on a technicality or the NIP having inaccuracies)? It may influence whether she should request a court hearing. Also, how can it be fair and equitable for police forces to differ in the ability to access the photographic record (e.g. Lancs where you can, and West Mercia (us) where you can't)? The law is the same throughout England. Thanks in advance
  4. That's really helpful - thanks again. I'm not very happy about the employer's stance on whether it is actually IP income (from the purchaser of the rights) or a payment arising from an agreement between me and my employer, but they assert that the latter is their advised position (issue being that royalties from US patents are not subject to UK income tax). If anyone has any opinions or expertise on that, i'd welcome your thoughts! Donation forthcoming!
  5. Thanks Slick. Yes i was an employee - i left there about 10 years ago. So essentially they dock the tax/NI as if i was paying basic rate with the standard personal allowance, and enter it on a P60? Slight issue is that (while it isn't an enormous sum) it MAY push me into the 40pc bracket. From reading around a bit, my understanding is that if an additional taxable sum pushes someone over that threshold the WHOLE of the new sum is charged at 40pc. I don't know if that is just until i do a tax return and they recalculate. The OTHER slight issue is that i assume it will now be paid in tax year 2020-21, meaning that they won't give me a P60 until May 2021. I then submit this in my tax return of January 2022. If it is to be charged at the higher rate (and they deduct at basic rate), i may face a whopping tax bill in April 2022. So i'd better just bank it somewhere, i guess! Thanks again
  6. Thanks Ethel - some useful pointers there. Appreciate you taking the time to respond.
  7. Hi all Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom. I am due to be paid a sum of money arising from the sale of patent rights by a previous employer to a third party. The previous employer is telling me that they are obliged to deduct income tax and NI as it is classified as being earned income. (I'm disputing that classification, but that's another story!). My question is CAN someone who is not currently your employer (or pension provider) deduct income tax and NI? They don't have my current tax code. I thought it was down to them to pay me the full amount and then MY obligation to submit a self-assessment at the end of January next year. Can someone confirm before i sign the document they are asking me to? Cheers!
  8. Just to clarify, i need to be getting the employer to instruct CPP to cancel rather than "assisting with my appeal"?? Thanks
  9. Thanks EB. I have spoken to Head of Security, who is in charge of the scheme from the University side, and i work closely with. He has told me to bring in two forms of proof that i have paid (i.e. my pay slip, as it is deducted as a salary sacrifice, and a screenshot of the permit i hold for that vehicle), and he will be able to cancel it. Will report back with updates, but i wonder how many suckers have paid the charge when presented with it, given that it is probably not enforceable! Cheers all.
  10. I need to show the permit when i am parked in the non-ANPR car parks, but i don't believe it requires me to display it in this one. But yes, I was - i have copies in both cars. Thanks
  11. Hi all Been a while since i was last here, but i hope someone can advise. My employer, Warwick University, has recently built a new car park which has ANPR control. I pay a monthly fee for a permit to park in it (and any other car park on site). The online staff system allows us to have four vehicles registered on the system, but we have to identify which vehicle we use on any given day. I have fallen foul of this rule by taking my wife's car to work for one day (when i DID change the active vehicle), then switched back to mine and forgot to change the active vehicle back. I have now received a charge notice from CPP. I have a couple of questions:- 1. As i have paid for a permit for the right to park there, is this system enforceable? That is - i HAVE paid, just used a different car! 2. Can someone remind me of the time limits for ANPR PCNs to be issued? The event was 29/7/19 and the notice was issued on 1/8/19. Is this too soon under POFA? Did they get my details from my employer rather than DVLA, i wonder? NB: I can provide evidence that the active vehicle was elsewhere that day, so am not using the same permit twice. Thanks in advance. PS The signage says "Staff Permit Holders Only", and there are plenty of them, so i wouldn't consider challenging on this point.
  12. CCJs are generally only an issue if they get a default judgment against people who have stuck their heads in the sand and ignored court papers, or by "accidentally" using the wrong address for the defendant. Even if you lose in court (which is unlikely given other cases similar to yours), if you pay what the court tells you to within the required time, you won't get a CCJ nor will it affect your credit rating.
  13. So this clearly shows that you haven't read ANY of the other threads on here, or you would know that ericsbrother et al ALWAYS pick apart the PPCs' attempts to comply with POFA2012, just as in this case. Why do you think you are asked to post up pictures of the signage and the NTK? Answer: They almost ALWAYS fail to comply, and that, in the absence of anything else, could be grounds for your defence. They were lucky they got a judge who understands the law.
  14. Oh, and it's not a "legal loophole" - Excel simply failed to comply with statute law.
  15. "The judge had never come across that defence before"???? Really? At Manchester "Civil" Court (I presume they mean County)? Excel reckon they could have avoided it getting to court if the defendant had engaged with them earlier? That's alright then - all you defendants can write to Excel telling them they are engaging with them to stop it getting to court - drop the claim, please"
  16. Is that an indication of the pressure that all these fraudulent cases are putting on the courts system?
  17. I'll defer to the acknowledged experts on exactly what to put at this stage. They'll hopefully be along in a while to help out.
  18. Blimey, that's the second one today! Has someone with half a brain starting working for POPLA?
  19. How come BW Legal need to ask Excel for "evidence of the contravention"? Given that it was BW who issued the claim, they should have some idea, shouldn't they? Failure to respond to your CPR31 request wouldn't be part of your initial defence, but will be useful if they haven't sent the documents by the time it gets to court (or just before, when you write to the court to request a strike-out).
  20. Did the woman defend herself in this case (I haven't seen from the article)? If I was facing a potential loss of that amount, I might have shelled out a bit for a decent specialist defence solicitor/barrister! If she did have defence counsel, they should be strung up as incompetents too!
  21. Write an email to their manager (if you can find an address), and tell them you will give them one opportunity to address this before you resort to social media.
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