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  1. Now the UK has decided to leave the EU, what is the time scale to activate article 50 of the Lisbon treaty ?..
  2. There was an article in todays paper that sums up what is wrong with charging for hospital parking. A private security guard has been jailed for stealing with others over £200k from the parking machines at Wythenshawe Hospital over a period f just under a year. To pick through whty this is a particularly rotten endictment of what is wrong lets start with his employment, he worked for a subcontractor security firm and he was stealing £30k a month in cash he was handling for the parking co/hospital. He was only caught because a student working part time there dobbed him in. Now that me
  3. http://news.sky.com/story/cancer-often-being-diagnosed-in-ae-despite-patients-seeing-gps-10849984 Does not surprise me. Given that it can take 3 weeks to get a GP appointment and then they only have about 8 minutes to diagnose or refer for tests, it is most likely to be a Hospital A&E that finds patients have cancer. The last time i had a blood sample taken, between booking the appointment and getting the test result back, it was over a month. Two weeks before GP appointment, rebooked to see a Nurse to take sample a week later and then two weeks to get the result back. The
  4. Specifically relating to personal correspondence. Work program provider wants me to bring a list of agencies I am registered with along with phone numbers and ring them while they listen and or record the conversation. Am I right that without my permission that is an unreasonable request and I can tell them to do one ?
  5. I'm new here & sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section. I lost an employment tribunal case and I was ordered to pay £35,000 for an organisation and a union, I'm an individual (employee) and I do not have legal representation. In addition, I do not have the ability to pay as I have been out of job for 1.5 years and I have no assets I wonder what should I do? I know that I can declare myself bankrupt but I want to avoid it if it is possible as it will have significant impact on my career. I have no previous experience or knowledge of what can I do and I would really
  6. Has anyone seen this from the Daily Mail - pathetic attempt to prove what we already know happens.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2573686/Woman-allowed-EIGHT-payday-loans-time.html
  7. Really interesting article about online right to forget issues. http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/when-should-the-internet-forget-20151031-gknt4w.html I think people do have rights to wipe internet records about historic issues, but not sure who should Police this. Surely it should be subject to an application to an official body and anyone who would have interest should have ability to lodge an objection. There should be a noticeboard somewhere on Google or elsewhere showing right to forget applications, so that those against an application can register an objection.
  8. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/01/russian-embassy-_n_8225676.html?utm_hp_ref=uk
  9. More slack journalism and inaccurate comments... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-3215274/I-turned-moment-looking-change-parking-attendants-pounced-Join-fightback-beat-parking-penalty.html
  10. Here is another unsettling article from the Daily Mail courtesy of Scoop. It shows how unaffordable Council Tax is now, and most probably the Enforcement Companies will be salivating at the prospect of all those extra fees they will be raking in: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2806474/How-debt-mountatin-unpaid-council-tax-worth-450-family-parts-country.html The tone of the article indicates that the Government just doesn't "get it" about council tax, as in castigating a council for non collection when the residents are skint is passing the buck, it is one seriously iniqui
  11. CAG in Todays Sun Newspaper. Article titled - Shopping Bill Shock at IKEA Here is the Article in PDF:
  12. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-2592294/If-parking-ticket-heres-escape-paying.html I believe the PPCs are commenting... you'll spot them I think.
  13. Hi I thought this might be interesting and worthy of discussion in the context of this particular forum section as it could be significant when you consider the big picture. Are the fee chargers setting themselves up for a massive own goal? they just might have, if so then the marketing and sales people might have to go full stretch, then of course they may be vulnerable to further goals, but this time from the 'other side' Think it is a voluntary code however and a fickle industry you could argue...maybe http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/personal-finance/debt-management-firms
  14. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385253/Mother-fined-400-sons-school-absence-brain-tumour-7-years-ago.html Could not see this posted elsewhere on CAG. But Marstons have chased a Mother 8 years after a council had apparently obtained some court order re a fine for truancy, when the Son concerned had a brain tumour.
  15. Hi Interesting but at the same time a worrying newspaper article from the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/15/welfare-bill-iain-duncan-smith?mobile-redirect=false Looks like overlapping benefit, debt and housing enquiries / issues are set to rocket over the coming months and years even. Due to the rising cost of living and travel expenses, wage freeezes, cuts and the rest disposable income is already on a China syndrome type course affecting those already in debt management arrangements, IVAs & bankruptcy orders with more now certain to follow.
  16. A neighbour who I have helped in the past with a Housing Benefit issue, just came knocking brandishing a copy of The Sun, on sunday, with a two page spread on bailiffs, with a picture of JGJ looking smug and glam, with a boxout showing the profits of bailiffcos, and a certain tale about an assault on bailiffs whose victim had the conviction overturned JGJ tried to justify her bailiffs action in that case by insisting they were assaulted by the victim. "However, any person who assaults a bailiff should be held to account for their actions.” http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-
  17. Just noticed this one so have popped over from the bailiff forum for a mo Link to an article that is telling RBS to cease using Charging Orders like confetti on low value debts: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/banking/9795724/OFT-bars-RBS-debt-collecting-that-puts-homes-at-risk.html several comments basically saying the bailiffs should clean the houses of these debtors out and flog their chattels.
  18. Just saw this and thought others may be interested - I for one am hoping that something changes http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2012/11/30/if-beveridge-delivered-his-report-now-would-we-listen/
  19. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223658/Homeowner-mis-sold-gas-nPower-salesman-person-win-harrasment-payment-energy-giant-sent-10-debt-collection-agencies-him.html I say well done to David Osborn and the judge concerned. Hope Ofgem taken some action. Although this case does not set any precedent as such, it may be worth noting that a case against the OC for harassment may succeed, if their errors have caused DCA's to get involved.
  20. Hi BBC article on new mortgage rules (coming into force later than anticipated though it appears) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20069539
  21. There is an article in the Sunday Telegraph(Torygraph to some) about Wonga, and there seems to be an intimation in the comments that maybe their debt collection methods are dodgy: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/loans/9606570/Wonga-faces-questions-over-borrowing-by-children.html#disqus_thread Might be worth regulars taking a look.
  22. Hi Families feeling the pinch on kids day trips & holidays according to charity http://www.family-action.org.uk/home.aspx?id=11578 http://www.family-action.org.uk/uploads/documents/Breaking%20the%20Bank%20-%20Summer%20On%20A%20Shoestring%20FINAL.pdf
  23. Hi Interesting article from the mail online re: Corrie star & B/R http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2148555/Bevs-bust-Corrie-barmaid-Liz-McDonald-bankrupt-broke.html The section relating to the interview she gave in March is perhaps a little poignant and probably strikes a chord with others who are suffering or going through similar problems with debt, bankruptcy etc I suppose a message out of all this is...don't suffer in silence, you are definitely not alone, get advice as soon as possible, there are solutions and help is out there (preferably free of cours
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