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  1. Got a Drone / Unmanned Aircraft and thinking of flying it in the UK or Abroad? Here we will explain to you the UK Law on using Drones / Unmanned Aircraft and the Drones Code for safe flying that you need to follow. Drones / Unmanned Aircraft have now become so popular in the UK and the laws relating to the flying of unmanned aircraft have evolved and there is now a UK Drone Code by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which anyone flying a drone must adhere to. CAA Flying Drones: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Model-aircraft-and-drones/Flying-drones/ Drone Code: http://dronesafe.uk/drone-code/ Drone Code - 400ft (120m) SAFETY AWARENESS OF YOUR DRONE Always keep your Drone in line of sight Always stay below 400ft (120m) to comply with the drone code AWARE OF YOUR DRONE AT ALL TIMES Every time you fly your Drone you must follow the Manufacturers Instructions You must keep the right distance from People and Property --People & Properties - 150ft (50m) --Crowds & Built up areas - 500ft (150m) don’t overfly LEGAL Legal responsibility every time you fly a Drone lies with YOU and failure to fly responsibly could result in a Criminal Prosecution Stay well away from Aircraft, Airports & Airfields, if your Drone endangers the safety of an Aircraft it is a Criminal Offence REMEMBER Don’t fly near Airports or Airfield Remember to stay below 400ft (120m) Observe your drone at all times - stay 150ft (50m) away from People and Property Never fly near Aircraft Enjoy responsibly Sources of Interest for other Countries Australia Australian Government Civil Aviation Authority - Flying Drones Link: https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/landing-page/flying-drones-australia Austria https://www.austrocontrol.at/en/aviation_agency/licenses__permissions/flight_permissions/rpas Belgium http://mobilit.belgium.be/nl/luchtvaart Canada https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/drone-safety.html Cyprus http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/dca/dca.nsf/All/BBFF6A8BE57D3C07C2257F45002657CC?OpenDocument&highlight=drones Czech Republic http://www.caa.cz/letadla-bez-pilota-na-palube/prehled-zakladnich-pozadavku-na-bezpilotni-systemy Finland http://www.trafi.fi/en/aviation/unmanned_aviation France http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Drones-civils-loisir-activite.html Ireland https://www.iaa.ie/general-aviation/drones Italy http://www.enac.gov.it/servizio/info_in_english/courtesy_translations/info-1220929004.html Luxembourg https://dac.public.lu/actualites/2014/2/General-conditions-for-unmanned-aircraft-system-_UAS_-operations-within-the-Luxembourg-airspace/index.html Netherlands https://www.ilent.nl/onderwerpen/transport/luchtvaart/dronevliegers/index.aspx New Zealand https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/index-2/#CAR Norway http://www.luftfartstilsynet.no/selvbetjening/allmennfly/Droner/Use_of_RPASDrones_in_Norway Romania http://www.caa.ro/stiri/guidelines-for-the-remotely-piloted-aircraft-systems-rpas-operation-within-the-romanian-airspace Slovakia http://letectvo.nsat.sk/letova-prevadzka/lietadla-sposobile-lietat-bez-pilota/ South Africa http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/RPAS/Remotely%20Piloted%20Aircraft%20Systems.aspx Sweden http://www.transportstyrelsen.se/en/Aviation/Aircraft/UAS/ United States of America https://www.faa.gov/uas/ Drones - Unmanned Aircraft Guidance.pdf
  2. Sent my appeal off with some brief details of why i was appealing , Had a Letter from DWP confirming that they received my appeal, and about how much ESA i will get until it's heard, But so far over 1mth since requesting the full written statement of the Atos wca Form IB /ESA85, But so far i have not been sent it, The person that i recently spoke with from DWP ,Confirmed that they could see that i had previously requested it, but could not understand why i had not yet received it, What can be done to force them to supply this info,(assuming it actually exists) ?
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  4. Hi I wonder if anyone can advise, will try and keep it as short as possible. We have sent a SAR to the NHS for my son, NHS being difficult to say the least as the consultant basically does not like us as they breached the DPA 3 times and we put in a complaint and they accepted liability. We sent a SAR and we have received a letter back, basically stating we cannot have anything. We requested everything held on my sons file, his school had to complete some questionnaires to which we would like to see what they have said. Below is the paragraph from the letter which states we cannot have these questionnaires I must advise that we will not be disclosing any information sent to DR XXXX by either XXXX School or XXX school unless the questionnaires were completed by our staff from our organisation. They know the school completed them as thats why they sent them to the school in the first place. Can the NHS withhold these questionnaires? We also know the ED Psychologist has sent several emails to the consultant to which we have asked for copies again they have refused. Below is the paragraph. XXX Health and Care trust is not the provider organisation responsible for the provision of Educational Psychology Services, this means we are unable to assist you with data. All the above information we require is held on our sons medical file at the NHS. Can the NHS refuse to give us this information.
  5. At some point in our lives we may find ourselves in a position where you NEED a job. I signed up with Betterware as a "Co-ordinator" which roughly translated means area manager in charge of several or more Distributors in a set geographical area. The position was self employed. The job entailed taking weekly orders from the Distributors, collating them and entering the orders online to Betterware HQ. The entire value of those orders was placed onto your co-ordinator's "running financial account" in your name. When the goods arrived they turned up in huge boxes which you had to sort for each Distributor and more often than not there were missing products where the packer of the consignment ticked the picking list, but the goods were not in the delivered parcel(s). A claim form and the original picking list had to be posted off to B/W's HQ and hopefully those amounts would then be credited to your "running account" - or not. I am still over £170.00 out of pocket with this system and B/W have all the documents. When you delivered the goods to the Distributors you also had to collect cash from them from previous week's sales, less any commission they were due, calculated at 20% of sold products. There would be times when the customer wasn't at home despite many visits, or they simply refused to pay, so the goods were then handed back to me to be returned to B/W HQ. Commission earned by the Distributor in this transaction = £0.00 Under distance selling regulations, the Distributor is obliged by law to give a full refund within 14 days and many times they did give 100% refunds. Commission earned by the Distributor in this transaction = £0.00 In fact the commission earned from the original sale has now been paid back to the customer so the distributor is now -20% of the good's value. Faulty goods exchanged by the Distributor. Commission earned by the Distributor in this transaction = £0.00. All of these returned items then get handed back to the co-ordinator who gives them 100% credit value on their weekly cash summary. When those goods get returned to Betterware HQ, they then decide to DEDUCT 20% OF THE GOODS VALUE FROM THE CO-ORDINATOR and add that value onto the running account which is debited. I couldn't work out how my "running account" was getting further and further into the red when I was doing the job strictly as instructed, that was until I discovered this 20% deduction on all returned goods which made me livid. I quizzed my regional manager about this and was told it was done to recoup commissions already paid on these goods . It certainly wasn't paid to me that's for sure. If the distributors wanted any plastic bags to protect the catalogues in wet weather, or wanted other paid for stationary , it all came out of the co-ordinator's running account. The major part of the job though was to recruit new Distributors. I spent a small fortune on phone calls and petrol running around chasing people that didn't want to work, or they would spend a couple of hours putting catalogues out then quit, saying it was "hard work". It was THE most thankless job that I have ever had. You were expected to pay each week a "waiver fee" to supposedly protect you against Distributors running off with goods or money. This only applied to ONE invoice so I was told, so it didn't protect you against money shortfalls over several weeks, nor did it protect me from Betterware's own malpractices, as I was to find out. This "waiver scheme" has not been approved by the FCA. Because I wasn't happy about these all back door deductions coming out of the running account, so I decided enough was enough and so I quit. I was presented with a bill for over £800.00, payable instantly. I went to Citizen's Advice about these issues and they told me it was a criminal offence under unfair trading and consumer protection regulation , so they referred it on to Trading Standards to investigate, which to the best of my knowledge they have not done so. I have informed Betterware about this illegal activity and they have never once responded, denied or challenged it. Instead, they took out a County Court summons and got a judgement in their favour, despite me writing to the court informing them that the debt was unlawfully accrued and therefore not recoverable. The latest news is that B/W have appointed baillifs and the debt has now gone up to over £1,000. All of this really has affected my health which wasn't that good to begin with.
  6. My line manager made the accusation after listening to voice communications with a member of the public.
  7. A man in Newcastle walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce. The man was insistent that the boy ask the manager about the matter. Walking into the back room, the boy said to the manager, "Some old geezer outside wants to buy half a head of lettuce." As he finished his sentence, he turned around to find that the man had followed and was standing right behind him, so the boy quickly added, "and this gentleman kindly offered to buy the other half." The manager approved the deal and the man went on his way. Later, the manager said to the boy. "I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier, we like people who can think on their feet here, where are you from son?" "New Zealand, sir," the boy replied. "Why did you leave New Zealand?" the manager asked. The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing but prostitutes and rugby players there." "Is that right?" replied the manager, "My wife is from New Zealand!" "Really?" replied the boy, "Who did she play for?"
  8. Hello, I would be very grateful for any advice / input on my options to move forward with my debt. I currently owe £50k to about 11 creditors. I have been on a DMP for 3 years paying £140 a month. I am self-employed, I rent and now live by myself so am covering all bills etc. I will be paying off debt until 2046 so am thinking IVA or Bankruptcy may be better solution to enable me to move forward in my life within 10 years. Many thanks in advance FF
  9. Has anyone any ideas/hints/ advice please, I am on ESA(support group) and DLA, been on these for 2 years now and am slowly going stir crazy as I was used to working full time. Can anyone see any problems for me in setting up an online shop, using etsy, to sell my knitted baby cloths? I do the knitting to give myself something to do and maybe make some spending money. How would this affect my benefits if I went ahead with it?
  10. Experian planning to add payday loans to CRFs but will be recording data differently to other FSPs Banks admit that having or applying for Payday loans isl likely to see rejection for loans even years after. Mortgage applications are likely to be affected. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2231040/Payday-borrowers-face-Christmas-credit-shock.html
  11. So times are hard at the moment, the company i work for has completely changed their management and the regime is very different. They are combating us like we are criminals. Many dismissals, disciplinarys, counselling, targeting, sackings, resignations ...ect My new boss is targeting me. Since his arrival of just over 1 year now he has on numerous occasions unfairly treated me badly, made up things and generally picked on me. I will give you a couple of examples. 1. Accused me of not leaving my home on time (even though i do and i have a vehicle tracker to prove i do). Then shouted at me saying if i want to argue with him he will get a dossier together and get me fired. 2. Forcing me to skip a break in the space of 8 hours and then forcing me to go to another job which travelling would be 3 hours and would mean i come home 2.5 hours after when i should be home at the finish of my shift. So i worked 10 hours without a break. 3. He has texted me saying 'YOUR HEADING FOR BIG TROUBLE' when i told the company i need to take my lunch before i travel 2 hours to a job (this was 7 hours in my shift and on a separate occasion to the above) This is just a few examples of MANY. and i know he has targeted 2 others on a couple of occasions but mainly focused targeting me. Should i go to HR with a grievance on him? or is it not worth the hassle? If i did go to HR what does a grievance mean? just a slap on the wrist? how would they know im telling the truth? I really just want to get on with my job, do my best within my contracted hours with no hassle!
  12. Hello all. I am seriousley thinking about going self employed, I have been on jsa for 12 months now in that time i have recently had a break from it as i went on a overseas holiday. Whilst there i did some thinking and i really watch to get of the jsa cycle as its just crappy to live on and demorilsing. Since my return and (recent) i have made a rapid reclaim basically as i need to ensure i one have some funds to live of and 2 to get the help i need to pay my rent and council tax I was self employed a few years back and stuppidly had not heard of working tax credits so never applied for them, This time i will try for them But more importantly and why im posting is back then i had no rent or council tax bills to cover (Mums n Dads r g8) But now its diffrent and i do have them responcibiltys, my requests for help revolve around this I dont expect to earn much in the first 6 to 12 months of trading I expect to live of my working tax credits top up as well as my minimal wages I called turn2us.org and they said i should get full housing and council tax benifit whilst my earings are low I belive i will need to show the h/b office proof of earings every 3 months, Can someone explain how you write your books out to show what you have earned as this is were i struggle to understand, what do i put as in if i earn 30 quid and it cost me 15 on fuel ect how do i write the 15 as a for instance weekly wage if that was all i earned that week Also in addition to that question would i be entilted to the run on for 4 weeks of housing benfit even tho i have just had a 2 week break in my claim? thanks to all that contribute to help out
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