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  1. A motorist has hit out at Asda after she was 'charged' £99 before she filled her car up with fuel. Jade Louise claims she was debited £99 on top of her £5 petrol transaction at an Asda in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and says there were no signs warning customers about the fee. MasterCard said the charge was introduced at automated fuel pumps so that customers didn't fill up with more fuel than they could afford - but says no money will be taken from their accounts. However Jade claims she was left out of pocket for three days. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5703487
  2. Ban fossil fuel companies from sponsoring, donating or having any involvement in schools and other activities that are aimed at or could influence children under 18. Why is this important? We all know that climate change is a real threat to everyone and everything on this planet, and that the fossil fuel industry is the biggest cause of pollution, the increase of greenhouse gases, and of creating global warming. The industry is responsible for poisoning our waterways, oceans, air, and land. Also, a lot of the chemicals the fossil fuel companies extract are used for making plastics.
  3. British Gas is raising dual fuel bills by 5.5% hitting an estimated 4.1 million customers with a £60 a year hike. The energy giant blamed the move on rising wholesale prices and policy costs. The price of the British Gas standard variable tariff will climb by £60 to £1,161, an average 5.5% rise for a typical dual fuel customer. Mark Hodges, chief executive, Centrica Consumer, said: “We fully understand that any price increase adds extra pressure on customers’ household bills. “This increase we are announcing today is reflective of the costs we are seeing which are beyond ou
  4. My son used to work for a big retail company and had a company car. The company failed to inform HMRC that he had a fuel card with his company car and now my son has been hit with an unpaid tax bill for £1700. The company only sent off the proper form declaring he had a fuel card when he left the company. He is very angry to receive this bill as it appears that he is being billed for the actions of this company and it appears malicious that they only sent off the form when he left. Is there anything he can do about this?
  5. Hi We changed broadband and landline provider in May 2017 from Fuel Broadband to EE, we were not tied into a contract with Fuel Broadband at that time. When we tried to pay the last bill of £20 we were unable to as the site wasn't active nor were any of the contact details to pay them. Today we received a text message from the Post Office saying that we owe them £20 and threatening us with debt collectors. This is the first contact we have had. On phoning them they couldn't find details of our account and told us they would have to get Fuel Broadband to contact us. They rang us and t
  6. One of the kids has a 2004 Vectra 2.2 SRI dti, of which the fuel gauge has decided to have an intermittent [and now terminal] fault. Did the usual tests on the circuit and all appeared to indicate the sender, replaced the sender with a tested used one and now nothing at the terminals. Have tried the usual check to earth etc but nothing at the gauge and wiring now appears to be open circuit. Sort of indicates this was the original problem and the jiggling around under the back seat has now killed the thing entirely and shown up the original wiring problem. Anyone know the route of the
  7. Consumers who cannot afford their energy bills are set to receive free vouchers for gas and electricity at so-called ‘fuel banks’. Energy giant Npower is planning to offer millions of pounds worth of free energy to claimants around the country in much the same way food banks give out emergency food parcels or supermarket vouchers. Npower has been working with food bank charity the Trussell Trust on its plans, which could see vouchers equivalent to two weeks’ worth of gas and electricity handed out a maximum of three times a year to those in need. The plans are due to
  8. put £10 petrol in car on my dinner break and realised I forgot my wallet. Went in to the shop 9esso) and politely admitted this, offered them my driving licence as ID etc. And even pointed out she had put the wrong colour and reg down for my car (which was greeted with a huffed "well it looks like blue from her" The women was most rude, basically told me its not on ETC, again I apologised. My question is this (I will complain about her attitude) She filled a form in with all my details and took my number etc and said I had to be back by 6 to p
  9. Anyone had any problems with fuel from tesco? Apparently i am the 4th person to breakdown and also had purchased my fuel from tesco. Awaiting correct diagnosis until i write complaint! Just wondering if anyone else has had problems.
  10. I bought a replacement fuel tank from a breakers via Parts Gateway. They clearly had the correct details of the car and supplied a tank, which I had fitted by my local garage. When we came to fuel the car up, we found the nozzle wouldn't fit in the filler neck, because it was obviously a petrol tank, which has a smaller nozzle than the diesel. Where do I stand will this? Clearly I could claim the cost of the tank back, but it's on the car and I'll be getting a bill for 3 hours labour very shortly, which will be about £120, and I'll have to pay for more labour to take it off and send it ba
  11. Hi, I need some advice, I have a Vauxhall Meriva registered in Jan 11, so just over three years old. It has 28'500 miles on the clock and i need a new fuel pump. As it is 'just' over three years old the warranty is finished the repairs wont be covered. I just feel for such low mileage this is a big job? could be wrong and just wanted to know if I have a case to take it further with vauxhall?
  12. Has anyone had trouble with Fuel control services regarding annual card fees?
  13. Just looking for some advice. On Saturday I filled up at Asda using the Pay at Pump, filled up with diesel costing around £57. Prior to filling up we had around 80 miles left in the tank. Afterdriving to a few places my husband began our 30 mile drive home from my parents. While driving the car became sluggish, no power and wouldn't go above 60mph. I called our dealer on Monday and it was booked in for checks. Apart from a leak on the water pump all seemed OK with car but they said they suspected fuel contamination. I called Asda and was read a brief over the phone and w
  14. Hi All, I bought a used car (02 reg) with 124k miles on the clock in November 2013 - it was described as perfect in every way with full main dealer service history. Car was driving very well. It broke down last week and had to recovered to my local independent for the brand. They have now confirmed that the fuel pump needs changing. I have tried contacting the dealer (works from home) several times on his mobile - that is the only contact for him - no answer. He is one person but has a proper company registered (googled him) and had given me a proper receipt when I bought. I paid via dire
  15. 'Winter Fuel’ payment. Older taxpayers receive 'Winter Fuel’ payments and I'll explain it by using a Q & A format: Q. What is a 'Winter Fuel’ payment ? A. It is money that the government will send to old taxpayers. Q. Where will the government get this money ? A. From taxpayers. Q. So the government is giving me back my own money ? A. Only a smidgen of it. Q. What is the purpose of this payment ? A. The plan is for you to use the money to purchase gas and electricity...or a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy. Q. But
  16. morning to anyone that can help! I have a bad credit rating and so my sister financed a new car for me back in October last year. I went for the Peujeot 'just add fuel' offer and got the entry level 207, it included 3 years free car insurance and 3 years free tax. Im in financial hardship and so for £200.00 a month this was perfect. My sister did not visit the showroom at all i made all the enquiries myself and told her the details on email. She told me to be sure of the free insurance deal as this is really what clinched it (my current car insuran
  17. I financed a car from Peujeot with the Just add fuel offer. It was a car on finance and then 1 years free insurance and road tax and servicing etc. I was financing the car for my sister and confirmed with the salesman that she would qualify for the free insurance. He assure me that she would and I even made 2 further phone calls about this before signing on the dotted line. the car was collected and a certificate given to insure for one month, we then had to send in necessary paperwork for the official insurance policy. It then turned out that in fact my sister did not qualify for the i
  18. Hello. I purchased a scenic for £2195 from what appeared to be a good local used car dealer 8 days ago. 2 days ago a service light came on so I got it booked into my usual garage to be given the once over. I have since found out that the fuel pump is worn and that this has meant metal has contaminated the entire fuel system and will cost the best part of £1400 to fix properly. I have a warranty but it states that none of these components are covered. I am wondering where I stand as to getting my money back. I would rather not have them repair it. So far all we have done is
  19. Car in the garage, certain Unleaded put in but garage smells faint diesel. Anyone else had problems with Tesco Talbot Green this week?
  20. This video was uploaded in 2007. In the video, it is said to expect to see this innovation taking off. It is now six ears since this video and I wonder why it's taking so long to give us this economical, pollution free free, not to mention the minimal cost fuel? If anyone knows more about this, please tell.
  21. Hard pressed motorists would pay far more attention to fuel prices if they realised how much they were paying per GALLON. At the moment I am paying £1.38.9 per litre for diesel. That is £6.32 per GALLON. If this group were to highlight this more forcibly perhaps we might see a bit more action.
  22. A friends mother lost her hubby back at the beginging of year. She is elderly & disabled. And grieving quite bad at the moment. Apparently she can't afford to put her heating on. My friend doesn't live near her & her mum can't stop with her as her house isn't suitable for her mums disabilities. My friend claims disability, not for physical though. So she can't afford to help her out. I know recently there was talk about better off pensioners donating some of their fuel allowance to less well off pensioners. Does anyone know where info for this may be found? Or any other help you
  23. MPs will vote tomorrow on a 3p increase. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20285940
  24. *** NEWS RELEASE ** NEW RESEARCH REVEALS LACK OF AWARENESS OF SUPPORT FOR FUEL COSTS AMONGST THOSE ON LOW INCOMES A new survey commissioned by Turn2us, part of national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has found that people on low incomes are unaware of the potential support available to help with their fuel bills. This is despite the fact that nearly two-thirds (64%) of those surveyed are uncertain if they can meet these costs this winter without experiencing financial hardship. Over a third (37%) of people living in low income households* have never checked th
  25. Can a claimant get backdated payments if during the relevant winter the claimant was on assessment rate, then subsequently won on appeal? According to the Directgov site payments can't be made for late claims for any winters from 2000/01 onwards. My argument is that the automatic payment was not triggered due to claimant status, and that a claim could not be made for the same reason.
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