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  1. Alicat_69

    Gap in tax

    a) When you borrowed vehicle. Around the 16th August. b) When he sent off the V5c for change of ownership. 25th August c) When you received the new V5c in your name 4th September and the date of change shown on it. 24th August d) did he at anytime submit a SORN before you used the vehicle? No, the car was always taxed and in use. We tried to use the 12 digit reference number as shown on the V5c/2 'green' slip but it was 'invalid' we assumed we had to wait for the new one. With hindsight we should have asked for advice at a Post Office but we thought - wrongly - we'd be ok waiting for the new new V5C. I'm assuming they have refunded him for all of August and we were expected to back date our tax payments. I'm happy to pay but this but have no idea how to and still can't get through to the dvla.
  2. Alicat_69

    Gap in tax

    All of this has crossed my mind but if I'm honest we have used the car and may well have been caught on ANPR camera so I can't think of anything to do other than be honest and say we messed up. I tried to phone them to see if we could pay for August but couldn't get through so I've tried to message them on Twitter and they haven't replied. No idea what to do now!
  3. Alicat_69

    Gap in tax

    Thank you. I've set up online monthly payments now but there is still a gap for August that I can't backdate. I've been driving the car now for a week though without tax as the website wouldn't accept the old ref number so we had to wait for the new V5C to come. How sympathetic will the DVLA be if I phone and offer to pay for August? I've been reading how strict it is now and I'm worried we've already incurred a fine.
  4. Alicat_69

    Gap in tax

    Last month my Dad lent us his car and we have now bought it from him and are officially the new owners. However, I've now come to tax the car and it says there was no tax on the car for August (we bought it in the last week of August) and it can only now be taxed from September 1st, leaving a month gap without a SORN. I realise now that my Dad must have had August refunded but we didn't realise this until now. Is there any way I can backdate the tax?
  5. Ok... does this usually work? No harm in trying if there's a chance but no idea how to do this so any more tips will be very welcome. I'm finding lots of old info on claiming money back but nothing recent.
  6. Thanks Ericsbrother. I was going to pursue your second piece of advice but unfortunately my friend has panicked and paid the fine. It's a little annoying that Parking Eye have got away with it again but there's not much I can do other than keep all this info for future reference. Thanks again.
  7. This is a photo of one of the signs in the car park. convert-jpg-to.pdf
  8. I have the reminder only so I don't know the exact wording on the original copy (i'm waiting for this to be emailed to me) but it says Parking Charge Notice Reminder. I'm assuming this is different to Notice to Keeper. I've answered the questions on the link you sent me anyway but if I need to start another thread I can do that instead. 1 Date of the infringement 20/04/2017 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 05/05/2017 3 Date received 29/04/2017 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] No 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up you appeal] No Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up N/A 7 Who is the parking company? Parking Eye 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] The Range/Toppstiles/Jollyes, Bolton. For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. There are two official bodies, the BPA and the IAS. If you are unsure, please check HERE BPA
  9. A friend has received a Parking Eye PCN after a car in his name was driven by a family member (with permission and insurance) into a small retail park when it was closed. The driver felt unwell on the way home one evening and drove into the car park, stayed in the car and then left 40 minutes later. The signs are clear and it does say no parking is allowed once the stores are closed so it may be that this unfortunate mistake has cost them dearly but if there's any way out of it I'd like to help them. Can anyone give any advice? (Apologies if this is already on here but I have one day left to write them and a long working day ahead of me so don't have time to read them all.)
  10. I got a Notice to Keeper letter today. It seems a long time after the initial pcn so I thought they weren't bothering, how long do they normally wait? So now I need to appeal, can anyone give me any more advice on the best approach for this?
  11. I've just sent a snotty email to Sainsbury's customer complaints dept, thanks for the suggestion! So I should ignore it even thought there's a time limit for payment (20th for the reduced fee) and for appeals?
  12. My husband has just got back to our car in Sainsbury's car park to find a Euro Car Parks PCN on the windscreen demanding £60 (or reduced fee of £30) for parking 'longer than the maximum period allowed'. The parking time limit is 2 hours free parking and he stayed for 2 hours 30 minutes. We're regular customers at the store but we don't have a receipt to prove we shopped there at the time stated. The supermarket is quite big with a cafe so 2 hrs isn't a particularly long time and it also situated next to a retail park where you could spend all afternoon shopping. The car parks have no clear defining line and seem to merge into one. The signs on one side do state however, that it is Sainsbury's car park and there is a 2 hour max limit but the rest of the writing isn't really that clear. I've had a look at other posts and info about similar incidents but the more I read the less sure I am about what to do! Please can anyone give me advice?
  13. I'm trying to do my online self assessment for the the first time and desperately need some help. I posted in another forum but got nowhere (someone saying I should have done it sooner - as if I didn't know this already) so I'm hoping I'll have more luck here... I started as self employed on 9th April 2013, registered in time and have a Gateway account. I've tried to register for self assessment (I wrongly assumed I would be able to do send my return once I had a Gateway account) and have received this email: Thank you for your form to register for Self Assessment. We are unable to process your form at this time. It has been referred to another HMRC department to be worked. You will be contacted in due course. So now I'm starting to worry there are problems that will take me beyond the deadline and I really can't afford a fine. I've always been employed so this is all new and I'm finding it a minefield. Can anyone give me any advice before I phone them?
  14. It's good to know you/we aren't all sheeple! I live in an area were the mainstream education is depressingly inadequate and our teenagers leave school (assuming they get to the end, many don't) with little or no tools to understand what is going on in the world or even what their own government is doing, so they do what their parents did and bury their heads in the sand. They are compliant because they don't know how not to be. This experience (with Jobssekers) has been an eye opener for me and i'm getting angrier and angrier at the way people are being deprived of their rights but as i've said before, in my opinion anger is only a good thing if you control it carefully and use it postively. I fully intend using my own experiences to other people's advantage, just as you guys are doing on here. Anyway, back to my miserable little complaint, I wrote to the manager who wrote to me to tell me i'd been bad and then phoned to make sure he'd got it. I was then invited in to discuss a reconsideration by a very pleasant woman (who appeared to be human and not vogon would you believe!!) who assured me they'd treat it as urgent and get back to me asap. They have phoned twice but i missed it both times and when i phone back they say i have to wait for them to phone me back as they don't know who it was. I'm almost laughing but I think it's hysteria so i'm controlling myself. I have no idea if I'm eligible for Income based JS while my husband is self employed, I did try and figure it all out but I gave up before I went completely insane. By the way, I too have been told I'm expected to travel for up to 90 minutes each way and do a full time job. I'm sure my husband would enjoy being a full time Dad whilst trying to work but I think it might finish him off so i'll pass!! I'm applying for a job that will allow me to manage my own hours and I'm keeping everything crossed I have enough sanity left to persuade them I can do it. I'll let you know when 'they' phone me back. Thanks for your interest everyone, it really helps.
  15. Ok, i've figured out that the actual legalities of sanctions are very vague BUT the articles within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are not . The UK Government 'agreed to make all laws, policy and practice compatible with this treaty' in 1991, so how can they justify enforcing sanctions, without notice, that will take my family income well below the poverty line for 2 weeks?
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