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    • Hello all,    I have received a letter from Advantis in regards to an overpayment of carers allowance I received when I got a job whilst I was caring for my mother. I did not know I had to inform them etc.    Long story short, I had a compliance phonecall with carers and nothing more was said.    I stopped caring for my mum shortly after and cancelled my carers allowance too.    I was employed for 4 months at the beginning of 2018.    Apparently the DWP and carers have sent letters but I haven't responded so they've gone through Advantis to recover the amount owed. I moved house shortly after cancelling everything and had no contact from them at all.    They sent letters to my previous address so they told me that's why it's been passed onto Advantis.    Today DWP told me that the only thing they can do is take payment in full, or deal with Advantis to come up with a payment plan.    I spoke to Advantis who asked me to pay in full or in two installments, I refused and they then said they've put my account on hold for 30 days whilst I go away and work out my monthly income etc so they can go through an affordability assessment to work out how much I can pay back and how often.      What shall I do? DWP tell me there's nothing they can do as it's been passed onto Advantis.    Advantis tell me they are working on behalf of the DWP... Nobody will tell me who owns the debt.     What shall I do?    Thank you all in advance for your amazing help.     
    • Hi, I have just received a pcn from Euro Car Parks saying that my car was in one of their car parks for 13 mins without making a payment. The reason being is that my husband was waiting for me, but where he thought I would only be 5 mins I was longer because of health issues and I had to take a rest. As if this wasn't enough, unbelievably I have just received ANOTHER notice saying I had not paid for a ticket on the 9th of September. I would like to mention the car park charges are so cheap, at £1:20 all day, it would be insane not to pay. We have used this car park only around 4 times and have always paid, excepting th time the car was waiting for 13mins. What a shock I have got receiving these notices. I wonder if I accidentally keyed in my registration incorrectly? Please can someone advise.
    • I also have a similar problem with Advantis for DWP overpayment of carers allowance. I've only just moved into my own house and they've sent a letter asking for my whereabouts and a business matter that needs my urgent attention. I have found out from the DWP and carers that I owe £1,131 and Advantis want me to go through an affordability assessment.    I am not sure who owns the debt, DWP or Advantis and where I stand with this 
    • I've just had this emailed from CarMoney. I'm so confused, I really don't know what I'm supposed to be doing and with whom. "Apologies for the delay in response. I have spoken to Oodle regarding the complaint and unfortunatly, they would require an independent report to be carried out on the vehicle. The burden of proof would lie with yourself.   I can certainly help by giving you the details of Scotia, who is the company that we use."   Everything I've read says that I did the right thing by exercising my rights under the CRA 2015 with the dealer. That was done within the six-months, so the burden of proof should be on the dealer still? Or am I completely wrong??
    • Heard nothing for 6 & half years until last week. A big fat letter from Barclays upholding my PPI claim which had gone to the Ombudsman (news to me) and enclosing all the waffle and finally at the end a cheque for £3659.20 and advising that £454.85 was taxed - this I can reclaim as I don't pay tax currently.
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Compliance is expected to take effect from January 2013.

Some firms including airlines,have already sought to get around this by removing the itemised debit or credit card fee from the billing screen and including it in the booking fee/charge.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19438820


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Here is a sample from 4 airlines booking screens.

 

From Easyjet

 

If you are booking our standard fares:

Fares on this page:

* Are one way per passenger

* Include all government taxes and airporticon fees

* Exclude checked baggage, sports equipment, adminicon fee or payment card fees (which depend on the payment method used)

* Show all times local to the relevant airport

 

admin fee and Charges:

* All bookings will incur an admin fee of £9.00.

* Bookings made by Visa Credit Card, MasterCard Credit, Diners Club, American Expressicon, UATP/Airplus will incur an additional fee of 2.5% of the total transaction value, with a minimum charge of £4.95, whichever is greater

Lufthansa-these refer to a so called "Optional payment Charge" (OPC)

 

2) Depending on the invoicing method selected, an OPC will be added to the displayed price. The OPC amounts to 4,50 GBP. Please note that the Optional Payment Charge is not refundable.

 

 

Ryanair

 

adminin Fee - Per passenger/per new one way flight - relates to costs associated with Ryanair's booking system. No fee applies to payments by:

1. Ryanair Cash Passport holders

2. MasterCard Prepaid in all markets £6

 

 

Wizzair per flight

 

* Payment method

* MasterCard (£7.00)Visa (£7.00)WIZZ Card Hungary (£0.00)WIZZ Card Romania (£0.00)WIZZ Card Poland (£0.00)Maestro (£5.00)UATP (£7.00)Bank transfer (£3.40)WIZZ Account (£0.00)Visa (£7.00)

* Booking fee£7.00


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It has been a disgrace. Especially ryanair although they have improved things recently. Debit cards cost next to nothing to process.

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Am I missing something here ?

So for a couple with 2 kids taking a return flight they will still be paying these charges ;

 

Easyjet potentially £56

 

Lufthansa £36

 

Ryanair £48

 

Wizzair £56


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That's why special offer with real airlines can be cheaper. Especially if you need luggage.

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I have sent the findings to the OFT with a link to their July announcement.

 

http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2012/58-12


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I sometimes pay my business VAT to HM Customs & Excise via Credit Card and get charged 1.4% !! which can amount to a substantial fee. They should lead by example.

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The OFT did respond to my complaint with the usual response we cant deal with individual complaints but its noted etc etc.

In other words if enough people go to their TS or CAB then we will maybe do something.


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