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    • This is submitted by My Father with my full permission     Diary of Sweden 2019 to date Last update 23/06/2021   Document list: Letter from Transport Styrelsen 290519 Letter to Transport Styrelsen 141220 Certificate from Kronofogden sent 150520 received 130221 Essex magistrates letter 120221 Documents received 130221 in Swedish Letter from Kronofogden sent 150520 received 130221 Letter from Kronofogden 150321 Letter with new hearing date 060421 Notes on appearing in court Swedish translation   Data between inverted commas is file name   15th May 2019 I was stopped at the border having arrived from Denmark. I was several hours behind other drivers in our convoy of articulated trucks You need to add what happened to you include tests and results where you were taken how long held what they did with truck including damage when they moved it. Did they speak to you in English at all times, was their English understandable, was any paperwork translated into an English hard copy, were you given option of having English translations When were you released including taking you licence away. Did they offer any assistance? Were you offered the assistance of a legal representative and legal aid.     The only part in the English Language is “Letter from Transport Styrelsen 290519” and that was about 5 lines on the second page saying I could send a statement to not lose my driving licence rights in Sweden All other paperwork sent to Chelmsford address is in Swedish only so no idea what the charges were and I was not at any stage offered the services of a translator. The “Essex magistrates letter of 120221” point 6 says I was offered the chance of a reply. That was only true if I could speak Swedish. I have tried running all the paperwork sent to me through a translator and it makes no sense whatever.   The statement they have sent to court Documents received 130221 in Swedish are wrong, I was not given the right to reply, just said I could make a statement about retaining my right to drive in Sweden. This was the only opportunity I had to defend myself. In the “Letter from Kronofogden sent 150520 received 130221” sent with the Essex Magistrates letters was dated 15/05/2020 is that now out of date for action, also that’s in English so there is no excuse for other documentation not to be in English Kronofogden states that no letters were returned to them, this is not true as my father sent at least two of them back as Not at this address as I have moved twice since this incident In the “Certificate from Kronofogden sent 150520 received 130221” it states I was Drunk driving, that is not true as I was breathalysed and that read completely clean, I was not given results of blood and urine tests. The Certificate does not split up the fines for the two offences, only the fine and the Sum of money to the Public Fund. On the European framework list that was sent to me in document "Essex magistrates letter 120221" and also the Certificate the only offence was 34. Smuggling of goods. Drunk driving was not one of the offences to be included on the list, therefore I should not have to pay the full amount and as the amounts only show total for fines and not each offence separately I should not have to pay total amount I should only pay the fine for the offence of smuggling. As they have not itemised fines then this should be dismissed. If not please ask for time to pay after looking at my financial statement.   11th May 2021 Attended magistrates court with my father who had much of the information and understanding of the correspondence. He was stopped at the entrance and refused entry, they then ushered me in straight up to wait outside the courtroom so I could not get the information from my Father. This was stated as Covid rules; the legal people arrived and just walked through with no questions asked. One Paralegal (who happened to be black) was stopped and refused entry even though she arrived with her client, there was a huge argument and the Court manager was requested by the paralegal. This is not the way to give justice to people. In the “Certificate from Kronofogden sent 150520 received 130221” it states I was Drunk driving, that is not true as I was breathalysed and that read completely clean, I was not given results of blood and urine tests. The Certificate does not split up the fines for the two offences, only the fine and the Sum of money to the Public Fund. On the European framework list that was sent to me in document "Essex magistrates letter 120221" and also the Certificate the only offence was 34. Smuggling of goods. Drunk driving was not one of the offences to be included on the list, therefore I should not have to pay the full amount and as the amounts only show total for fines and not each offence separately I should not have to pay total amount I should only pay the fine for the offence of smuggling. As they have not itemised fines then this should be dismissed. The Magistrate stated that they were not concerned with original case where the fine was given only this one, so judgement was given against me. They said the judgement would be sent to me   To present: I have up to present not received a copy of the judgement I have had three copies of further action sent to me, one at my old address and when I informed them again (as I did in court} they sent another two copies of the further action letter to me.   Letter from Transport Styrelsen 290519.docx Letter from Transport Styrelsen 290519.pdf Letter re further steps notice 020621.pdf Letter to Essex enforcement office 160621.doc Letter to Transport Styrelsen 141220.docx Letter with new hearing date 060421.pdf Notes on appearing in court.pdf Queries for solicitor.docx Swedish translations.docx Certificate from Kronofogden sent 150520 received 130221.pdf Documents received 130221 in Swedish.pdf Essex magistrates letter 120221.pdf Letter from Kronofogden 150321.pdf
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My wife who is a factory worker and 58 years old has been on the sick for 28 weeks due to oestoarthritis in her hands, wrists and arms and now that it has run out applied for ESA. She was told that she would need to go for an ATOS medical.

Her arthritis prevents her from doing repetitive work which is why she cannot no longer do her job and the factory does not have a suitable vacancy for her at present.

Obviously ATOS more than likely will state that she is fit for work and that will leave her with a quandry as factory has no suitable position.

Can the DWP make her resign from her current job and look for other work at another place? If she so, she would lose a very good pension plan. We will be continuning to pay into her pension scheme on a weekly basis out of my pension or if she gets ESA in order to keep it up. It is less than £25 per week.

My wife is worried sick about this although I told her that we will take one day at a time. I am on pension so we fall in to the low income bracket. Can any one offer and advice on whether she can be made to change employer or have ESA cancelled?

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They can't make her resign, no. But if she is placed in the WRA Group she would have a work focused health related assessment (WFHRA), and need to participate in work focused interviews (WFI's), during which an advisor would draw up an action plan which outlines activities which she could undertake to help her move into employment more suited to her condition.

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Thanks Erika. The concern here is the loss she would suffer by changing employers as she would lose a considerable amount on her personal pension plus benefits which is what is really worrying her. A specialist, not DWP linked, has already assessed her and has advised against working for longer than 4 hours on any day.

She did return to work a few months agpo but they sent her home again as she coudl nto do anything constructive. the company as been very supportive but being a manufacturer limits openings when repetitive work is nto required.

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Hello there. As regards the pension benefits and possible loss, is this something you could post on the employment or insurance forum? Either way, you'll end up with me :) and maybe some others. But private or personal pensions may not be relevant to this forum.

 

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Honeybee this relates to benefits and a possible knock on effect on a occupational pension due to ESA rules so I like to think it is in the appropriate forum. If it is moved to a pension forum I will probably be told that it is a benefit issue and we will then start to play ping pong.

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Point taken, Surfer. I'll keep out of the ESA debate and leave you in the good hands of the guys, but if you have pension or benefit questions I can help with later, I'll do my best if you post them. It's an interesting question if the DWP are trying to get someone to walk away from valuable benefits.

 

As an aside, do the benefits include a policy that covers employees who are too ill to do their normal jobs? This would normally include the inability to do the full hours, and a benefit would make up the shortfall, less an allowance for ESA usually. The name is normally something like Income Replacement or Permanent Disablity, often with 'Group' thrown in if it's run by an employer.

 

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Thanks HB. Besides the pension there are other benefits like life insurance where I potentially but hope not, coudl be a loser. Also includes insurance for long term illness. As means tested Pension is supposed to be falling away in 2012 this could mean a potential loss of about £100 per month. I appreciate that it is a very complex question that we will need to take one step at a time. The main worry of course is the DWP leaning on her to get another job so that they can fulfill a quota. Obviously when ESA was thought up this was and still is a very grey area.

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You're right, it is complicated. I hope your maths is good :).

 

Have you looked at the terms of the long-term illness policy? If it's relevant, you might post what it says about inability to carry out normal duties and provision for part-time working using the insurance to top up earnings. If it gets too complex, I'll get you to PM me, but will try to stick to the forum in case it helps other people.

 

I'm not sure what you mean about means-tested pension. I'm probably out of date on the rules.

 

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At ht emoment if you have a private pension, your state pension is reduced by "x" percent in relation to your other pension. I am under the impression that this is due to fall away sometime in 2012 and you should get your full state pension plus a full occupational or final salary pension. I am not sure whether the Tories will try and reverse this.

our financial advisor has all the papers relating to the wife's current pension as we were going to amalgamate all the pensions into the current one. unfortunately he has been very slack in doing anything and has had the documents for nearly six months despite us phoning him for the return of them on several occasions. We could always ask the current pension for duplicates but why should we pay for them because the FA is being slack.

Chased him again this morning and if nothing by tomorrow we wil have to escalate to whatever body controls Financial Advisors. Right pain in the butt at present.

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Surfer, you're talking about the FSA or fos to complain to. I'll try to get my head round what you're saying when I can, but it sounds complex and I need a clear head and maybe some up to date information.

 

Guys, can anyone comment on reductions on state pension in relation to private pensions because I don't know about this? Thank you.

 

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Surfer, you're talking about the FSA or fos to complain to. I'll try to get my head round what you're saying when I can, but it sounds complex and I need a clear head and maybe some up to date information.

 

Guys, can anyone comment on reductions on state pension in relation to private pensions because I don't know about this? Thank you.

 

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Like some working-age benefits, the pension comes in two flavours. One is contribution-based, known as the State Retirement Pension (SRP). This, probably, is what most people think of when they hear about the state pension. It is not affected by occupational pensions to the best of my knowledge. The other is the means-tested benefit called State Pension Credit (SPC).

 

Not everyone has paid enough NI to qualify for SRP, and so those who are over retirement age but don't have enough to live on can claim SPC. In this case, occupational pension income is considered. I can't say what the specific rules are, but it is certainly taken into account.

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Thank you Antone, that's completely new to me. Surfer, does that clarify anything for you?

 

To add a note of caution Surfer, and I don't know why your financial advisor has taken so long, it's not always advisable to amalgamate all of someone's pensions just because it seems an easy solution. There are complex figures to be compared and information can take a long time to collect. Obviously I don't know what's involved for you, but you should be aware that the ombudsman is taking up to 2 years to resolve cases.

 

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Thanks HB. We are going to be phoning the FA every day until all the documenst are safely back in our hands. Over the past 17 years it involves 4 different pension funds and two of the companies that she worked for have gone into administration and closed. When thsi happened the pension funds were then transferred elsewhere and in the meantime we also moved. It took us nearly a year to get everything together and not the FA is sitting on it. I take your point about amalgamating the pensions and you are right.

Here si soem backgroudn reading if you cna understand it. I am a bit puzzled still. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmworpen/1068/106807.htm

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Thanks for that Surfer. I have a busy day today and will be out of the door once I type this, but from a quick scan, this seems to be talking about 'add-on] State pensions. I may have got the wrong end of the stick, because I was on about the basic pension, which isn't means-tested. I didn't think there were plans to do that yet, unless I missed something new - I wasn't around for the latest budget.

 

But we have a mate in the industry who should know about it and I'll try to ask. Being lazy, it saves me having to read it all and maybe I'll get an easy to understand answer! I'll post when I have anything.

 

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