Jump to content



  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • Right.    The law says that when you are asked to provide the driver's details you have to use "reasonable diligence" to find out who it was. The diligence you are required to use only begins once the request is made (this is covered in the case of Atkinson vs DPP). So it cannot be held against you if you did not obtain his details before you allowed him to drive the car.    I take it you provided the police simply with his name and address? If you are to defend this successfully you must convince the court that you did everything that was reasonably practical to identify him. But it seems you already know who it was. It just happens he seems to have disappeared.    You can understand the concern of the police. If it was so simple to just name somebody as the driver and you know that person, even if he was genuine, could not be traced, then everybody would do something similar. You have a simple choice to make: you can defend the charge against you on the basis that you have provided the details required, or you can plead guilty for failing to do so. It should not be in dispute that you provided the details; the matter for the court will be whether they believe they were genuine or not. If they do they should acquit you. It is not your responsibility to trace people who are accused of offences but who have since disappeared.   Personally I don't rate your chances of success too highly. You only know him as a "friend of a friend". At the very least you should have checked that he was insured to drive your car. That is something a car owner definitely must do before allowing another person to drive their car. If you had done that (say, by seeing a certificate of insurance to prove the cover) you may have been able to take other details which would help you convince a court hat the person was genuine. As an aside, if the driver was traced and it turned out he was not insured you could be prosecuted for permitting  him to drive your car uninsured (an offence which carries six points).   The outcome if you are found guilty at trial will be a fine of a week and a half's net income, a victim surcharge of 10% of the fine, six penalty points but, most significantly, prosecution costs which will be in the region of £600. If you plead guilty to the offence the fine will be reduced to just one week's net income and the costs will be £85, but six points will still be imposed.   The speeding matter is a dead duck. You were not driving, you have told them you were not, they obviously have no proof that you were so you cannot be convicted of that offence.
    • @defender90 welcome to the forum and it's very interesting news that new say that you have evidence. Any chance that you might start your own thread and tell your story there. We may be able to offer you help – but more importantly, the more threads there are with the name and the business name et cetera in the title, the more likely that Google is going to pick it up and that may attract others. Would like very much to know what the evidence is that you have 
    • Bum deal on Covid tests   https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/27/bum-deal-chinese-health-authorities-begin-anal-covid-swabs/
    • Hi guys.   Ok - so since I was last here I have set up a new basic bank account, which my salary and priority dd's will come out of from March.   Just wanted an opinion on a couple of thoughts I've had -   1) I have just agreed with my mortgage provider a 3 month covid payment holiday, which will help for the short term - however, I have an overdraft is with this bank. Am I causing a problem if I contact them now about my financial situation, or should I leave it until the holiday ends?   2) My salary has recently come down, which is a contributing factor to my plight - However, my income over the last few months will not reflect this. On my budget sheet, I have put in the new ongoing i and e.  Is my bank likely to turn down my request of freezing interest etc. on this basis? They can see what has been coming in and going out. I'm concerned they'll think I've been creative with my income sheet?! Or can I simply refer to this new situation in the pro-rata letters?   Thanks again.   A  
    • Hello Taxhelper   Thanks again . Your so kind and Im very grateful.   I am about to submit the form in the next few hours. Before clicking the submit button there is a calculation page that has been generated by the site based on the info I provided ( income from PAYe and income from self employment etc...with all expenses deducted). their calcs are correct.   The figures are correct and I do owe them a sum as well as 1st payment on account for 20-21. I just am not sure I can pay the lot by 31/1/2021 because I did not anticipate that the hospital may not be able to pay me on time ( my jan pay). Thats because I did submit my 'timesheet' to the HR on time but they delayed processing it in time for it to be paid by the end of this month. They have said they have asked for an exceptional CHAPS payment to be made but I remain uncertain whether they will pay it into my account by then or not. thats why i wasnt sure if its best to call HMRC and give them the heads up or not.  
  • 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
      • 31 replies

Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 2834 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

  • Replies 309
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

my point is why is the tax payer picking up the tab for her funeral when she can afford to stay for a month at the RITZ

 

All that the government has stated is that she will make a donation from her estate as to the cost, yet again, the government has declined to answer what that percentage will be, i wonder why??

Link to post
Share on other sites
I was no more a fan of Scargill than Thatcher but I think you underestimate the miners strength of feeling and ability to think for themselves.

 

I work with a man from the north east and asked how he felt about maggie's death. His reply - I'm from Tyneside. Do you really need to ask?

 

I am utterly appalled that in these austere times, we are expected to foot the bill for her funeral.

 

Certainly many of the miners wanted to strike and made that decision for themselves, but I would think that many were swept along even if they didn't want to strike. And those who said they didn't want to strike were intimidated and called scabs so you can't blame anyone who went along with it against their better judgment so that they and their families weren't treated as outcasts.

Link to post
Share on other sites
She was the widow of a very rich man. The Union were paying for Scargill's flat for 30 years. You surely aren't suggesting the taxpayer was paying for her stay at the Ritz.

 

Yeah, they were all in it together during the Miners' strike weren't they?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of the poorest, most vulnerable people least able to help themselfs are been hit government cuts and so on

 

Yet there having a state funeral or what ever they going to call it for her next Wednesday :evil:

 

Austerity Britain !

Please use the quote system, So everyone will know what your referring too, thank you ...

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Some of the poorest, most vulnerable people least able to help themselfs are been hit government cuts and so on

 

Yet there having a state funeral or what ever they going to call it for her next Wednesday :evil:

 

Austerity Britain !

 

my point exactly

Link to post
Share on other sites
Some of the poorest, most vulnerable people least able to help themselfs are been hit government cuts and so on

 

Yet there having a state funeral or what ever they going to call it for her next Wednesday :evil:

 

Austerity Britain !

 

Not unreasonable for probably the greatest peace time Prime Minster this country has ever had.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure of the protocol for ex Prime Ministers. One dying is not an everyday occurrence. I suspect that there would be some kind of state involvement, even for the likes of the useless Brown, who never actually won an election. As for Miliband, If we are ever mad enough as a nation to elect that boy as Prime Minister, when he croaks we can make a rocket and fire him to the moon alongside gromit.

Link to post
Share on other sites

greatest peace time Prime Minster this country has ever had.

SAYS WHO

 

Has there been any official poll to substantiate that statement

Link to post
Share on other sites
greatest peace time Prime Minster this country has ever had.

SAYS WHO

 

Has there been any official poll to substantiate that statement

 

Oh, it would have to be an OFFICIAL poll would it? Presumably conducted by you? I could be wrong though, it could be Gordon Brown or even the slimeball Blair.

Link to post
Share on other sites

i think the facts speek for themselves

 

that's without all the political and media spin

 

cold hard facts

 

i myself do not care for any political party, i treat all of them with the contempt they deserve

 

what i will not tolerate are facts being twisted for a persons own gratification, and stealing the laurel's of another person who has earned them

Edited by squaddie
Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh for the good old days squaddie. Freezing your b*^^*$+s off on sunny Saltau. We were the blue forces and the mythical enemy the orange. What I do remember when she got in power was the pay rise she gave us. How young and innocent then, but could still see what was coming when all the manufacturing industries started going. That was even before the miners strike. If she was the greatest ever prime minister then I am glad that, so far, I haven't lived through the worst. Saying that Blair and Brown were close.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm not sure of the protocol for ex Prime Ministers. One dying is not an everyday occurrence. I suspect that there would be some kind of state involvement, even for the likes of the useless Brown, who never actually won an election. As for Miliband, If we are ever mad enough as a nation to elect that boy as Prime Minister, when he croaks we can make a rocket and fire him to the moon alongside gromit.

 

:lol:

Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh for the good old days squaddie. Freezing your b*^^*$+s off on sunny Saltau.

 

If you'd worked harder at school, you could have joined the RAF... :)

 

I remember freezing my bolleaux off on many occasions, though - attached to an Army unit on exercise in Hameln, and doing UK/US liaison on Ex REFORGER (that was actually quite good fun, as I spent most of my time buzzing about in a Huey), Ex CRUSADER and all the others.

 

We were the blue forces and the mythical enemy the orange. What I do remember when she got in power was the pay rise she gave us. How young and innocent then, but could still see what was coming when all the manufacturing industries started going. That was even before the miners strike. If she was the greatest ever prime minister then I am glad that, so far, I haven't lived through the worst. Saying that Blair and Brown were close.

 

 

 

I too remember the pay rise, and the way morale improved because we were appreciated. The problem with the manufacturing industries was that they were making things, often badly, that no-one wanted and at prices that were too high - see British Leyland, for example. They were complacent and resistant to change, and it killed them. Labour subsidised them and tried to keep them going because it's what the unions told them to do. As Margaret Thatcher said: 'The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money'.

 

I was listening to a programme on the radio a few weeks ago, about how a former mining area had been regenerated. A man was interviewed, who had not worked since the pit closed, despite there being lots of new jobs. The reason he gave was that he had been a miner, and wasn't prepared to do anything else. The NUM were the miner's worst enemy; even Neil Kinnock says so.

 

Having also been through several sandy adventures courtesy of Bliar and Broon, I am quite clear that they were very much worse than Mrs Thatcher. Bliar sent us into Iraq on a false premise, under-equipped (courtesy of Broon as Chancellor) and with no exit strategy. He then sent us to Afghanistan - again poorly equipped (same serial for reason) and again with no exit strategy. The blood of many of our dead and wounded soldiers is on their hands. Broon, both as Chancelor and PM, did more damage to the armed forces than any enemy. I had the great misfortune of having to meet Broon on his last visit to Afghanistan. Insincere doesn't begin to describe him; limp handshake, no eye contact and no interest whatever in the people he was talking to. Wretched creature.

Link to post
Share on other sites

i have no hesitation in sending Blair to the Hague for war crimes, that man has so much blood on his hands, yet he still has the nerve to comment on politics, shoot the bas&^%d and do us all a favour

Link to post
Share on other sites

I suppose we ought to be grateful that neither of them have any respect for Royalty (Blair and the wimp Cherie) else they would have been Lord n Lady by now !!

 

I guess the Queen's sword could have been sharpened for the occasion and she could have had a slight accident and tapped the sword side to side rather than up and down :)

Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group

 

Uploading documents to CAG ** Instructions **

 

Looking for a draft letter? Use the CAG Library

Dealing with Customer Service Departments? - read the CAG Guide first

 

1: Making a PPI claim ? - Q & A's and spreadsheets for single premium policy - HERE

2: Take back control of your finances - Debt Diaries

3: Feel Bullied by Creditors or Debt Collectors? Read Here

4: Staying Calm About Debt  Read Here

5: Forum rules - These have been updated - Please Read

 

 

BCOBS

 

2: Does your Bank play fair - You can force your Bank to play Fair with you

3: Banking Conduct of Business Regulations - The Hidden Rules

4: BCOBS and Unfair Treatment - Common Examples of Banks Behaving Badly

5: Fair Treatment for Credit Card Holders and Borrowers - COBS

 

Advice & opinions given by citizenb are personal, are not endorsed by Consumer Action Group or Bank Action Group, and are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Your decisions and actions are your own, and should you be in any doubt, you are advised to seek the opinion of a qualified professional.

 

PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO GIVE ADVICE BY PM - IF YOU PROVIDE A LINK TO YOUR THREAD THEN I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER ADVICE THERE:D

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Scarletpimpernel.

When I joined the Army I gave up a job working at Hawker Sideley Aviation and was studying Aeronautical Engineering. I applied for the Brylcrem Boys but was told I didn't have enough "O" Levels. At least I got to play with tanks for a while, plus lots of other things. I remember Crusader as I had just been posted to Germany attached to an infantry Regiment. What's that old saying about boys and toys?

Link to post
Share on other sites

£10,000,000 for a funeral!!! SAS guard, c'mon you're having a laugh. The crematorium near where I live would do it for under a grand!!! In fact, I'd do it for £500.

 

I suppose a few more benefit cuts must be on the way to cover this unexpected cost to the taxpayer.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi squaddie,

How about the flying pig used in N.I.. with the swing out mesh barriers to act as barricades. Do you think they might need them next Wed in London? As much as I didn't like Maggie I wouldn't what the funeral to be hi-jacked by any anti this that or other brigade.I really don't know why the family don't just have a private service as they must know the deep feelings against their mother, as sad as that might be. Have their wishes been overlooked or do they think that the majority of people either liked her or have no point of view. I remember a T.V. programme a few years ago where Carole Thatcher visited Argentina and met the families of their dead from 1982, plus surviving veterans. If she could do that then why can't she see what a divided country her mother left behind.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I did three tours in NI

 

The worst was those lousy hand held clansman that we had, never could get more than 30 yards away, bleeding liability

 

ANYWAY AS FOR THATCHERS CHILDREN

 

when mark is not swanning off doing his Lawrence of Arabia stunt and getting lost, he is trying to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea, and carol thatcher, when she is not swanning herself in ime a celebrity get me out of here, she is banned from TV after using the term "golliwog on live TV and refused to apologize

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't stand Mark Thatcher, and I don't in any way condone Carol Thatcher using the term golliwog to describe a tennis player but what Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand and Frankie Boyle have done is far, far worse than that. But we know the BBC will always be biased against anything to do with the Conservative Party.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I suppose we ought to be grateful that neither of them have any respect for Royalty (Blair and the wimp Cherie) else they would have been Lord n Lady by now !!

 

I guess the Queen's sword could have been sharpened for the occasion and she could have had a slight accident and tapped the sword side to side rather than up and down :)

Now that is a truly od**us woman. What an absolute freeloader - well they both are. Make that od**us couple.

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

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...