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  1. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-supports-awards-for-valour-protection-bill http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmdfence/658/65802.htm https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111414
  2. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-sun-military-awards-open-for-nominations--2
  3. Well now, this was a shock !! Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460891/St-Louis-jury-awards-72M-Johnson-Johnson-cancer-suit.html#ixzz41C1D6S4T
  4. The big boys are having an award ceremony to celebrate their ways and how they do, for more info have a read of the attachments especially the agenda part 14.15 on page 8.... What will they actually do? Take notice of what is said or continue to collect debts as they have done for many years? What will be interesting to find out is how they will operate with the mental health issue and debts, with this in mind will the EA's (Bailiffs) take the same line? This will/could have further implications to the entire debt collecting issues.... Info from here http://www.cdspconference.co.uk/files/agenda/CDSP/CDSP_2015_draft_agenda.pdf Main story from here http://www.cdspconference.co.uk/
  5. It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico , where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That' s right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy. Here are the Stellas for the past year: * SEVENTH PLACE * Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son. Start scratching! * SIXTH PLACE * Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with aHonda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps. Scratch some more... * FIFTH PLACE * Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching. There are more.... Double hand scratching after this one.. * FOURTH PLACE * Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun. Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot.. * THIRD PLACE * Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. Whatever happened to people being responsible for their own actions? Only two more so ease up on the scratching.... * SECOND PLACE * Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000.....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure. Ok. Here we go!! * FIRST PLACE * This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home. Are we, as a society, getting more stupid....
  6. hi hope this in the correct thread worked for same employer for 15 years this year we have received different pay awards. we all have the same grade roles and responsibility's in our contract of employment. nowhere does it mention that as a company annual pay awards can be affected by for example attendance/performance/ability do you think/know that this is discriminatory or just morally wrong
  7. Credit Today is pleased to confirm that Cabot Credit Management will be the overall sponsor of the Credit Today Awards 2013. Now in its 14th year, the Awards will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 9 May next year. Neil Clyne, chief executive of Cabot Credit Management, said: “The Credit Today Awards give companies a great opportunity for themselves and their employees to be recognised for their achievements across the industry. “At Cabot Credit Management we believe in celebrating success and we are very proud to announce we are the main sponsors for this event in 2013.” The prestigious awards ceremony will feature 19 categories in total, with four new ones for 2013, including alternative lender of the year, which will reward commercial as well as consumer loans, reflecting the growth of peer-to-peer lending. A ‘Treating Customers Fairly’ category has also been created to recognise the customer-focused approach that many businesses have adopted. Other categories include ‘Best Use of Technology’, ‘Commercial Collector of the Year’ and ‘Credit Risk Team of the Year’.The entry process is now open, with all entries due in by 5pm on Friday 8 February, 2013. Link: http://www.credittoday.co.uk/article/14678/online-news/cabot-credit-management-sponsors-credit-today-awards-2013
  8. Take a look at this: Video interviews with the winners of the prestigious Credit Today Debt Collection Awards, sponsored by Lowell, are now available to watch. The award were announced on 15 November at the Palace Hotel Manchester in front of almost 500 of the industry’s finest. Link: http://www.credittoday.co.uk/article/14585/online-news/debt-collection-awards-winners-videos
  9. http://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/retail-industry-awards-2012-winners
  10. Business Secretary Vince Cable has proposed a cut in how much workers can claim for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals. He will consult on plans to cut the limit on compensation payouts to a maximum of 12 months' salary. He also wants to bring in settlement agreements, in which staff agree to leave without being able to go to a tribunal, but get a pay-off in return. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19594879
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