Jump to content


  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • By the way, is there a telephone number for the mystery handset? Have you tried calling it?
    • Who made the complaint to the ICO? Did we recommend it? An uncharitable side of me wonders whether they aren't considering erasing all data in order to get rid of evidence of their bungling. Have you checked your credit file? I think you need to make sure the get copies of everything you can from anywhere just in case various records get cleaned up. I think should set about that straightaway although it's a nuisance. Keep a note of the time you spend doing it. Are you sure that the problems with Vodafone and also with Three were caused by your blighted credit file – blighted by virgin? Can we take it that your credit file before this was clear? I think it could be an idea to send an SAR to Vodafone and also to Three to see if they have any reference to the problem setting up your account with them and that those problems might have been caused by virgin. Your credit file also might show searches by Vodafone and also by Three. If there's anything else you can think of – then try to get the information.  
    • No they are not entitled to see payslips. Only if this ever went to Court and it was part of the Court process would this be required. So the information you provide needs to be accurate, in the remote possibility that your information is passed to a DCA who uses it in Court in the future.   Just enter all information onto your income/expenses sheet in Pounds Sterling.        
    • Hi, I am drafting the pro-rata letters and putting a income expenditure sheet together. One question, as I am overseas the expenditure currency is different to the debts. Are they entitled to see pay slips (also in anther currency which isnt indicated on the slips)?
    • I am investigating him still, but have this information so far: Junaid Sajad  Home address - 101 Vibart Road B26 2AB  or  165 Kelynmead Road B33 8LF - this last one was an address that he gave last night when I got a friend to pretend to want to view a car. He’s certainly a slippery devil!
  • Our picks

    • I sent in the bailiffs to the BBC. They collected £350. It made me smile.
        • Haha
        • Like
    • Hi @BankFodder
      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
      So I issued the claim on day 15 and they requested more time to respond.
      They took until the last day to respond and denied the claim, unsurprisingly saying my contract was with Packlink and not with them.
       
      I opted for mediation, and it played out very similarly to other people's experiences.
       
      In the first call I outlined my case, and I referred to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 as the reason to why I do in fact have a contract with them. 
       
      In the second call the mediator came back with an offer of the full amount of the phone and postage £146.93, but not the court costs. I said I was not willing to accept this and the mediator came across as a bit irritated that I would not accept this and said I should be flexible. I insisted that the law was on my side and I was willing to take them to court. The mediator went back to Hermes with what I said.
       
      In the third call the mediator said that they would offer the full amount. However, he said that Hermes still thought that I should have taken the case against Packlink instead, and that they would try to recover the court costs themselves from Packlink.
       
      To be fair to them, if Packlink wasn't based in Spain I would've made the claim against them instead. But since they are overseas and the law lets me take action against Hermes directly, it's the best way of trying to recover the money.
       
      So this is a great win. Thank you so much for your help and all of the resources available on this site. It has helped me so much especially as someone who does not know anything about making money claims.
       
      Many thanks, stay safe and have a good Christmas!
       
       
        • Thanks
    • Hermes and mediation hints. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/428981-hermes-and-mediation-hints/&do=findComment&comment=5080003
      • 1 reply
    • Natwest Bank Transfer Fraud Call HMRC Please help. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/428951-natwest-bank-transfer-fraud-call-hmrc-please-help/&do=findComment&comment=5079786
      • 33 replies

Bankruptcy: Government Guidelines for Expenditure


Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 3948 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone

 

Does anyone know where I can get the goverment set guidelines for what is the budget is for expenditure, that the Official Receivers work on? :confused:

 

I have tried searching the government websites etc and cannot find anything, I did find it the other month but now for the life of me cannot find it!

 

I know certain expeditures are excluded etc, but I need to know what is allowed 'acceptable' for travel, shopping and clothing etc.

 

Thanks :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Anthrax alert at debt collectors caused by box of doughnuts

 

Make sure you do not post anything which identifies you. Although we can remove certain things from the site unless it's done in a timely manner everything you post will appear in Google cache & we do not have any control over that.

 

Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit

 

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]

17 Port & Maritime Regiment RCT

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that.

 

However, its not quite what I was looking for.

 

There is a set of guidelines that are outlined for single, married, married with children etc, of the max you are allowed to claim for for things like shopping, travel, haircuts, clothing etc.

 

If anyone know where this is - please let me know.

 

Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't find it on my computer just yet but I do know that the figures are referred to as "trigger figures". Google may help.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have found this, but it does state that to see the 'actual' figures you need an account.

 

Trigger figures - CFS FAQs - The Common Financial Statement

Every journey begins with a single step :):)

 

Please note: I have no qualifications in this area - my advice is learned from the wonderful members of this Forum. Thanks to you all for your help.

 

If you have found my post helpful please leave a short message by clicking the star to the left of my profile - Thank You

 

The only person entitled to your Personal Finance details is a Judge not a DCA

 

Move all banking activity to another banking group if you have a dispute - your funds can be used to offset debts within the same group.

Be careful with Banking details (card/account numbers) as these can be used to take unauthorised payments.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's very reasuring to see that the government allow all sorts of expenditure for bankrupts but pay people on benefits way below these figures :rolleyes:

"To love unconditionally is the greatest gift, laughter is a close second" .To give your time to help others after being helped here is the best way to show your appreciation to your fellow CAG members.

 

Please note that this advice is given informally, without liability and without prejudice. Seek the advice of an insured qualified professional if you have any doubts. All my knowledge has been gained here, for which I'm very grateful. I'm a Journalist, not a law professional.

 

If you do PM, make sure to include a link to your thread as I don't give out advice in private ;)

BB 13 - DCAs/banks and solicitors 0.

 

I get a fresh start to get on with learning to live with severe disabilities when they could have had something if they'd been understanding...

 

<--- If you feel I've helped, please twinkle my star :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
It's very reasuring to see that the government allow all sorts of expenditure for bankrupts but pay people on benefits way below these figures :rolleyes:

 

Must admit the thought crossed my mind more than once babybear while converting that spread sheet to html, but you can not realy look at it like that.

 

The trouble with those figures are they are just a national average of what people spend for a given household unit, and include the use of credit, so are not that good a guide.

 

Every OR's office will adjust them, up or down, for regional variations, but most importantly, what your allowed is not set in stone.

 

Just a shame some OR examiners and potential BR's don’t realise that and treat that chart as the Holy Grail.

 

The bottom line is the OR must allow a BR whatever his or her REASONABLE living expenses ARE for there given situation, if the BR can prove it costs more, then the OR must allow more, but equally if the OR can show the BR can live reasonably for less, they can allow less.

 

It’s all how you, or they, define ‘Reasonable’

 

Of course, if the BR and OR can not agree on that point, it is referred back to the court for a judge to decide, and as we all know, that is a lottery to the personal view of the judge you get.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I have found this, but it does state that to see the 'actual' figures you need an account.

 

Trigger figures - CFS FAQs - The Common Financial Statement

The Common financial statement (CFS) trigger figures are a totally different set of figures, and are used for the preparation of offers of reduced payment or DMP’s by the likes of CAB, CCCS etc.

 

The figures are agreed to be the amount required to live on by most major banks and creditors, and should be accepted without question when a SOA or I&E is prepared using them. The trigger figures are not available to the general public, and are somewhat of a guarded secret, three guesses why that is.

 

In reality, they mean very little, and don’t get accepted, nor stop the harassment as much as they should from what I have heard.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...