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  1. Yes, pretty sure I'm getting letters without delay to my current address. Will double check next one with date on letter/when it actually arrives.
  2. Just a quick update on this. Lowell have been fairly active, sending 3 letters in the 2 months since the initial letter. Just begging letters at this stage, along the lines of "Please let us know how you'll be repaying", "Please contact us to arrange payment". One interesting point (maybe nothing) is that they are consistently quoting my old address incorrectly, only by the prefixing what appears to be a flat number (the address is not/has never been converted to flats) to the address - but it is incorrect as such.
  3. Yes, sorted on the defence for that one thanks.
  4. Sorry, should have explained better, the telecoms claim has just failed mediation (due to them not producing docs) and has been transferred for allocation. Lowell DO know my correct current address - we have communicated (in respect of the above telecoms claim).
  5. Interesting. I do have another ongoing claim with Lowell/BW Legal for a telecoms account (currently at the transferred to court stage), if that has any potential bearing. Last activity on this EDF account (until now) was at the start of 2014 when Buchanan Clark & Wells were sending letters.
  6. Didn't think about that...highly dubious behaviour - are there instances of them actually doing this? Not that it should surprise me! So, a letter to get them to acknowledge my current address and deny the debt should suffice for now.
  7. Not at the same address. Debt is from circa Aug. 2013 - left EDF at the same time.
  8. Thanks, sorry about the redaction - that'll teach me for using Preview to do it quickly rather than redact properly with a PDF editor! So...you think it is not common place for the mass sale of utility 'debts' to DCA's? The letters are just a fishing exercise?
  9. First thing I've heard on this EDF account in quite some time, seems Lowell now have their grubby fingers on it! Received the attached two letters (in the same envelope) - one from EDF, the other from Lowell. Pretty standard looking letters. My gut tells me to ignore until such time as they send a Letter of Claim. If/when they do then put them to task in terms of following the pre-action protocols. Just wondered what the current thinking is in regards to engaging or not at this stage? My position is that I do not acknowledge the alleged debt and they will not be receivi
  10. Purchased a new phone (online) on an O2 pay monthly contract via mobiles.co.uk. My current provider beat this deal at last minute hence me wanting to cancel the O2 contract and return the handset. I am within 14-days of receipt of handset but have used the SIM/handset (no calls - just testing coverage). mobiles.co.uk's return/cancellation policy (here) states use of SIM/handset signifies acceptance of contract. It also mentions that coverage issues should be discussed with them/the provider before a cancellation can be approved. Either way, the handset will be returned and
  11. Back in 2013, a bank where I held my current account secured a CCJ against me, and also a charging order on my property. The property has since been sold and they received no money from the charging order as there was another creditor in line before them. Historically I have been paying them a token £1 per month and continue to do so. Every six months or so, Shoosmiths requests an Income & Expense statement from me. In the past I have completed and sent them one. However I am not really comfortable doing this. I’m not even really sure why I chose to agree to t
  12. Thanks for the replies, appreciated. As I expected, they have written off as a Cat C. Currently in negotiations regarding their final settlement value. They are very quick to send out cheques etc. and ask for V5C documents before you have even agreed to a settlement! Reasonably confident I can squeeze a little more out of them than they were offering in the first place, but we shall see...
  13. My stationary car was hit in the aftermath of an accident between two other vehicles. Made a claim via my broker/insurance company and the car has been uplifted by them to access damage/repair etc. It is probably touch and go as to it being a write-off, so just interested to know at what point the insurance company becomes the legal owners of my vehicle? Is it when they make an offer and I accept, or before then? Thanks.
  14. Skyro

    Ingeus

    Interested in what peoples interpretation of this paragraph from Chapter 3a of the Work Programme Provider Guidance. Chapter 4 paragraph 101 : ‘.... must ensure that, as a minimum, participants have access to all ongoing mandatory requirements in a single document that is available to them at their request. This should include a clear explanation of what each activity is, when it occurs, when it must be completed by and what evidence is required to demonstrate completion of the activity.’ Also, mentioned in Chapter 3b– Action Planning : 'all ‘live’ mandatory requirements mus
  15. Skyro

    Ingeus

    Interesting, is this info documented somewhere? I'm guessing "contract package area 3" is a London area?
  16. Skyro

    Ingeus

    Thanks for your quick replies...to all three! So, on point 2, in the Annex of Chapter 3a of the Provider Guidance, example (JSA) MANs are given for both appointments and activities. Both these examples include a start and finish time. However, it appears that the guidance only lists them as examples and does not seem to mention that start and end date/times must be included, expect where an activity would run over more than one day, e.g., a training course or workshop. Thoughts
  17. Skyro

    Ingeus

    Couple of questions regard Ingeus/work programme in general, if anyone can help. 1) If a mandatory activity has been scheduled, are there any means by which we can ask for it to be reconsidered, e.g.., if I don't think it is an appropriate activity in my circumstances. I'm really talking about anything which can be relied upon in the DWP provider guidance etc., not merely arguing the point with the "advisor". I seem to recall reading something about mandatory actives with regard to single parents on JSA, but not sure if the rest of us have any recourse in this situation? 2) Am I ri
  18. If it were me, I would let sleeping dogs lie. If you have not had an appointment letter then you have no reason to attend and nothing to be held accountable for. It is not up to you to manage their appointments! That's my opinion, others who have posted would take a more cautious approach...at the end of the day only you can decide how you handle it.
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    Ingeus

    Anyone know any of the latest gossip as to what is happening internally at Ingeus with regards redundancies etc.? (I seem to remember there was someone on here who had some knowledge). ..believe it or not, by chance I happened to be in a train station bar about a month ago (in a northern city which shall remain nameless!!), and there was a group of Ingeus employees having a meeting/discussing redundancies! Couldn't earwig very well unfortunately, but this happened on the same day as my regular appointment had been cancelled, so seemed to tie up with the Ingeus sinking ship theory!
  20. Skyro

    Ingeus

    Thanks for the replies @Lapsed Workaholic and @Mr. P A SAR seems like a good plan, and something which I was contemplating anyway but should help with the expenses claim also. I presume it is best to send the SAR to the address of my local Job Centre?
  21. Skyro

    Ingeus

    Thanks for the link. And yes, 20p/mile is the Ingeus rate apparently. One way or another I'm going to be exiting the WP fairly soon, so looking to have a bit of fun with them before I do...and t's not like I'm asking for the world either, these are legitimate expenses....but the parking charges are a good idea too I'll probably prepare an invoice/claim and send that to them in the first instance as I've only raised the matter informally at this stage. Then I will think about going down the complaint route. Only thing I'm short of is knowing the dates of all my appointments with
  22. Skyro

    Ingeus

    No recepits. I travel by car, so looking for a measly 20p per mile. Didn't think my request would get very far, but looking to kick up a little stink, so willing to push them further... Want something back of the £400 (at least) that they've earned from me so far! My requests for financial help towards training materials have fallen on deaf ears, so now im prepared to dig my heels in on other matters too!
  23. Skyro

    Ingeus

    As far as anyone knows, is there any time limit on claiming expenses for travel costs to WP appointments? I have not claimed in the past, but wish to make a retrospective claim for my out of pocket expenses. I have asked, and they have refused, as I suspected they would.
  24. 2-3 days I could handle, what I couldn't handle would be any long drawn out problems with payment. I guess it is mainly a case of how quickly you get the JSA28 form in..then, the bit that is out of our control...how long they take to process it!
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