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    • Probably because the claimant refused mediation Means nothing   An SA is a simple brief statement stating obvious facts of the case as the defendant now sees it taking into account their defence and if anything has actually moved forward since filing it.   As far i can see, the claimant has failed to serve any proof of debt, namely bills,etc etc   Pers health issues are not typically relevant. But in this case its worth a mention??
    • I could be wrong but if they are chasing you as the executor and the estate is settled in full then the debt is unenforceable and has 'died with the debtor'.   I had a similar debacle with a private health care company  who insisted that I was liable for their warden controlled facility on my late mum's property when once her accounts were closed and they didn't get that month's payments, started writing to me as executor saying that the debt and on going charges were now my responsibility. I gave them short shrift and told them to take a hike and after many threatening letters I told my solicitor to make one payment to them for the cost of 3 months service after the date of death, I told them they were lucky to get that and they wouldn't get anything else.   They kicked off and sent a few more letters which I refused to respond to and then they went away realizing they weren't going to mug me for any more money.
    • I hear what you say.   What does Theresa need to do, and pull together as a basis for the skeleton arguement? Proof of mental health assessment from her GP? Reference that part of the alleged debt is now statute barred? Lack of requested information from SW&S?   scmreferrals@justice. sent her an email 11th March 2020 offering mediation "A telephone mediation session of up to one hour is available to you on 01/04/2020 between 11.45 and 17.30." THEN: Another email from scmferrals was then sent within 2minutes withdrawing this offer of mediation.   Aside from the above. Would an SAR be of any use?
    • That advice is all good.  Thanks for everyone's help. its appreciated 
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HMRC, PAYE and claiming for textbooks, train tickets to uni etc


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Good afternoon,

 

I will attempt to give you all the relevant facts in the hope that someone can please point me in the correct direction.

 

Since being made redundant I am now retraining in a different industry. My employer is kind enough to pay my uni fees in regards to my day release degree course. My degree course is a vital professional qualification in my new career.

 

I have been told I can claim from HMRC the cost of the textbooks for my degree course and the cost of my 1 day a week train ticket to uni back. Is this correct?

 

I have trawled the internet and HMRC website for hours but keep going round in circles and getting no closer to the answer.

 

In my current trainee role I am on a modest salary and PAYE. In order to help ends meet I also work part time evenings and weekends in my friends shop. NB these earnings are also subjected to PAYE.

 

Any help / pointers gratefully appreciated

 

cheers

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