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gil_jnr last won the day on January 14 2013

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  1. The next time teachers call a day of strike action and schools close as a result, every affected child should have the right, according the highcourt ruling, to issue a claim for for £60, rising to £120 if unpaid after 7 days.
  2. I'm back! After almost 4 years since the original complaint was posted, a couple of things have since happened. Following HSBC's removal of the disputed data from my credit files, I spent 2012/13 working for another high street bank. Firstly, as a call-centre customer service agent for a few months, then I landed a job as a Complaints Investigator (Most of that was down to what I had learned here at CAG) and made sure that wherever possible, I decided complaints in the customer's favour and awarded them as much compensation as I could justify in giving away...call it karma Ba
  3. I'm not advocating violence, rather sharing a person experience. After being subject to attempted fraud and threats of sanctions on National Insurance contributions by the previous advisor (all recorded and submitted as evidence to Jobcentre & Ingeus regional management) it was the last straw, and to be perfectly honest, very cathartic to be able to finally utter such words directly to them without any fear
  4. I signed-off in Sept' 2012 without declaring any reason on the returned JSA book (I'd started a job) and didn't attend the arranged appointment with Ingeus as there was no point. I didn't hear anything from them until Jan 2013 when I received an appointment by text with details of a new advisor. I rang the number in the message and politely told them that I was no longer a JSA claimant, and that if I ever received another letter, phonecall, text message or otherwise from them, I would happily attend their office to smash their face in with a brick. I've not heard a squeak from them
  5. I thought the Statute of Limitations restricted that to 6 years maximum?
  6. When you sign-off, if you write across the pages of your sign-off form "I do not consent to any of the employer information stated to be shared with any Work Programme organisation or other third party" The DWP processing office will not share that information and enable you to receive the £100 job grant. I've had this confirmed by DWP managers at the 'In-work Team' and also by Ingeus who have contacted me several times to find out why I have disappeared
  7. If I were in your position, I'd have walked into HMV, chosen goods to the value of the voucher, left it on the counter in front of the cashier regardless that they are declining to accept them, and exited with the merchandise. They've already had payment in advance.
  8. Have you registered your volunteering work with the jobcentre? If not, doing so would limit the sorts of work-related activities that Ingeus could mandate you to attend. If the organisation you volunteer with is a registered charity, you need to ask for a VOLWORK1 form. If they're not a registered charity, you'll need a J15C form. Tip: When you hand in the completed form to the jobcentre, ask them to stamp & sign it as recieved and get a photocopy (tell them your adviser has asked for a copy) and keep it to hand. In addition, if you have signed the employer contact consent
  9. It's not only utter rubbish, it's also attempted fraud. I've got a master CD of all the meetings that I recorded, including that one, and have posted a transcript of the meeting on this thread (about 30 or so pages back) Seven months and many letters into their complaints process, and am at the level of the Regional Director who refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing and make a formal investigation.
  10. I was threatened with various forms of sanctions for refusing to provide job details or sign the employer contact consent when I told my former Ingeus advisor I had been offered an internship post, and later led to a job. I was also offered bribes of £100 and then £200 to give them the details they required to secure the outcome payment.
  11. Perhaps an ideal opportunity to hit two birds with one SAR, I mean stone. I bet there must be all sorts of email communications between them as they fight for the profits they intend to make from you, that you could get a hold of under the Data Protection Act
  12. Thankyou for the replies The entire details of the contract (that was sent to me by email) is as follows: "Hi, To save you coming in it stands as: [company] employ a subcontractor to undertake modelling on their behalf. This is paid at £x.xx per model. Work is allocated on a weekly basis. The subcontractor will be expected to complete any works they indicate they can complete in the week. Payment will be made 30 days from receipt of a valid invoice which can be issued by the sub contractor for work completed in the month at the end of the month" The company insist th
  13. I recently made a post enquiring what I could charge for bringing a claim against a business to recover outstanding payments: http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?375176-Freelance-supplier-amp-contractor-refusing-to-pay-on-time-help-required-on-court-action I've not had to go down this route before and will need to take action to recover the debt if full payment has not been recieved, as stated in a Letter Before Action that will expire on Tuesday. The details are straightforward enough, It's the matter of whether I can include any further charges for my ti
  14. I've just had a quick look at the site you mention, and what strikes me as being in particularly poor taste are the 4-5 links to payday loan companies that came up. I wonder what percentage cut Ingeus get for referrals?
  15. I've recently taken the plunge into self-employment for the first time and have been working as a freelance CAD designer for the last 4 months for a company under a very basic contract stating payment within 30 days of receipt of invoice. During that time, the company has consistently been late paying invoices and has required me to continually chase them. They've used all manner of excuses and now the business relationship has ended after the current invoice became yet again overdue (due date 1st December) and leaving me with no option but to get somewhat shirty with them. I sent a
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