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    • OK.  So you lent your car to a friend in 2019 and he racked up three parking tickets that he tells you he didn't know anything about(!).  You were the registered keeper (RK) at the time at your family address, but you got chucked out and could not change your RK address with DVLA because you were homeless.  You knew nothing about the parking tickets and enforcement action until you got a bailiffs' letter passed on to you.  You made an Out of Time (OOT) application in respect of one PCN but Birmingham CC objected to it and the traffic court rejected your application.  A solicitor helped you make OOTs in respect of the other two PCNs but you don't yet know the outcome of those two applications.   Is that the situation you are in?   dx100uk thinks you can resubmit the application saying your friend was the driver.  I don't think saying that will help as the driver is irrelevant.  It's the owner who is liable to pay the charge and that is the RK (unless the RK is a car hire firm).  I assume you are not a car hire firm so you are stuck with the liability, not the driver.   Whether you actually can resubmit an OOT once one has been rejected I do not know, but why not try.  What did the solicitor put on the applications they helped you with?  Did you not ask their advice about the rejected application while you were with them?  I think you would have to say something to the effect that you never received any paperwork in relation to the PCNs because you had been chucked out of your home and because you were homeless you did not update your address at DVLA.  That is the truth isn't it?  You don't want to lie on the application.   To me that's a good reason for you not doing anything about the PCNs, but I suspect that Birmingham CC will object again and that the traffic court will reject again.  And, as I said above, I don't even know if you can submit a second OOT application in respect of a PCN if the first has been rejected.   So it looks to me like you might be a bit stuck.   Unless dx100uk, or spaceman61, or another poster with expertise in local authority PCNs comes along I'm not sure what you do.   If you get no more helpful suggestions here you could try on National Consumer Service.  If you do go there, do not register with a hotmail address.  You will also need to provide them with a timeline of everything for all the documents you actually have, and you will need all the facts and dates etc at your fingertips.  And make sure they are accurate.   http://forums.National Consumer Service.com/index.php?showforum=30   And get your friend to contribute to paying off the PCNs.  Do you believe he really knew nothing about them?
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    • Hi Charlie and welcome to CAG   As an Executor, you have a duty to insure the property and tell the currect insurer of the passing of the deceased.   Most insurers will refuse normal contents cover on a house left unoccupied beyond 60 days. So, unoccupied, the home will not be insured against break-in damage, theft, flood, accidental damage, etc.   You may be able to obtain FLEE insurance covering only Fire, Lightening, Explosion and Earthquake. It may cost more than usual contents cover  because the home is unoccupied, even though the level/amount of cover is less than for an occupied home.   As said here already, an Executor would be wise (or indeed have a duty) to remove valuables from the home if you have somewhere safer to store them pending Probate, distribution, sale, etc.   I hope if you can explain the insurance risks to YB and assure him that you are not taking items just for your own benefit, he may see sense.   Please keep us updated ............
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My company is embarking on a program of redundancies as a cost saving measure. We are currently coming to the end of 'collective consultation'. We asked the question "Is there a voluntary redundancy programme?" the answer was that there is no official program, but you can put yourself forward and the company would consider it. The cuts are drastic (about 70%). Some people would prefer to be made redundant. I am considering putting myself forward but I am not really sure what the risks are? Where does that leave me afterwards, if I am declined? i.e. once I 'show my cards' as it were?

 

Collective consultation ends quite soon and then I guess we will find out who has been 'put at risk'. If I am NOT selected, perhaps that would be the best time to put myself forward? Or is there any downsides of leaving it until after collective consultation?

 

Would be grateful of any advice esp. if there are risks I am overlooking. I have been through redundancy programs (and survived) several times before, but I have never wanted to leave before.

 

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The worst thing that can happen if you are declined is that they select you for it afterwards after all! If they decline, given the scale of the cuts, then it seems that your employers either love you, need you, or both - so any way you look at it it's a vote of confidence.

 

The obvious risk is not in the workplace - it's when you leave the workplace. Because jobs are hard to find and getting harder. You may have no choice about that - but you may want to think carefully before volunteering for it!

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My company is embarking on a programme of redundancy in the UK. With the aim of cost cutting by off-shoring roles. We are currently coming to the end of the collective consultation phase and expect that individuals will be put at risk very soon. The company have said that they may put some people on an 'extended' at risk period. They have not stated clearly how long this could be, but they guess up to about 6 months and it will be agreed between the individual and the manager. I think the idea is that they want some individuals to stay to complete important work / handover etc. I think they want to do this in a big group now rather than delay it so they can show the shareholders what they are doing to protect profits after dissapointing results are announced at the coming year end.

 

Obviously, we don't expect the people on extended risk to put a great deal into the job and as the cuts are deep (approx 70%) this is going to be very difficult for the people left behind, who's morale is already at rock bottom.

 

Can they really put people on extended risk of redundancy? e.g. isn't it arguable that the role is not actually redundant?

 

The company says it does not have any official voluntary redundancy programme, but say they would 'consider' volunteers. I'm conserned that this is an empty gesture and just a way to get us to 'show our hand'.Any advice for the people that are left behind who are expected to pick up the pieces? Because the cuts are so deep, we expect the job to be impossible and so will want to leave. Is there any other option apart from resigning empty handed?

 

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AGGGHHHH - not offshoring again! Sorry. Having a nice calming cup of gin now :!:

 

Yes, they can put people on extended at risk periods - it's not an uncommon practice for a number of reasons. Provided that they do not go overboard - and by that I mean sloping along in ten years and saying that they're going to make you redundant now it is permitted.

 

But no - if you haven't been made redundant yet (actually served redundancy notice) then if you leave you get nothing.

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Hello pfozz. You have 2 threads running about the same thing, more or less. You will get better advice if you merge the two, IMO. If you click on the black triangle at the bottom of one of your posts, you can 'report' it to the site team and they will put the two together.

 

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Thanks SarEl. A good point. I am considering the risk of not being able to find another job. The truth is I have been considering leaving for quite a long time.

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