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    • Hi Guys,   Following in from my 17 page thread, that dates back over ten years, I am starting a new thread, at the suggestion of the site team. My issue relates the a) service charges relating to the Leasehold flat I bought back in 2006 b) a Managing Agent who is of questionable abilities as a manager of our block of flats. The Managing Agent has claimed £6k in fees to which (I think, as does the new Landlord) he was not entitled. I am wanting to get it back, and/or the fees on my account calculating properly which would leave me with a credit balance.  I am recently in receipt of a 4th claim relating to this dispute, with two of the previous three going 'no where'. The other one they won in default on 2011, but I successfully had that set-aside.They have not given me the money back though. It all started due to poor management of the block, and it transpired upon scrutiny that the management arrangements appear to be unenforceable prior to 2014. It's very complicated. This information is required simply posted, and not as a PDF, so here goes:   1.       BlurredFX Service Charge Saga 2.       Sept 2006 a.       In 2006 BFX buys a leasehold flat. His solicitor advises him that Ground Rent is payable to Landlord-one and Service Charges are payable, but to be wary of the service charges, as he is unable to confirm how they are being administrated. b.       BFX is sent a bill for service charges from PQR Managing Agent. BFX enquires as the legitimacy of the service charges, but is unable to get a satisfactory answer. The service charge requests are not complicit with the required legislation – such as the name of the Landlord. They are served in the name of ABC Management Company Ltd c/o PQR Managing Agents. c.       ABC Management Company has two Directors, both residents of the block in which BFX resides and to which this dispute relates. d.       Landlord-one is absent, except for Ground Rent requests. 3.       2006-2009 a.       Despite written and verbal requests, BFX refuses to pay any service charges until ABC Management Company are properly authorised by Landlord-one – because without such, he has no recourse or way to complain. b.       Demands are not complicit with the legislation. c.       The property was not properly maintained. For example, the lease obligations for an internal redecoration every five years had no been met. The obligations to maintain the exterior of the had not been met, and the timber double glazing was starting to rot quite badly. 4.       2008/2009/2010 a.       TUV Managing Agent Ltd buys out PQR Managing Agent (a sole trader, I believe). They seem to operate interchangeably for a few years, using different headed paper along the way. They seem to be interchangeable. It is the same personnel. 5.       June 2009 a.       TUV Managing Agent LTD, on behalf of ABC Management Company Ltd, file a court claim against BFX. [CLAIM2009] b.       BFX asks them to fully particularise their claim, including asking for details of who authorised them to manage the building and various other pertinent questions. 6.       10th August 2009 a.       BFX sends CPR18 – request for information to TUV Managinig Agent c/o ABC Management Company 7.       2009 a.       Hearing is scheduled for Jan 2010 [CLAIM2009] 8.       February 2010 a.       There is a hearing. b.       Ref: [CLAIM2009] c.       From the Court: IT IS ORDERED THAT the claim be stayed to enable the Parties to endeavour to reach a settlement if no application is made to restore by Tuesday 6th April 2010, the claim be struck out 9.       24th March 2010 a.       TUV Managing Agent sends BFX an agreement to sign, agreeing to pay. BFX does not sign the document. 10.   2010 – 30th or 31st March 2010 a.       BFX attends a meeting with a Director of ABC Management Company and Director of TUV Managing Agent. b.       BFX outlines his position, and suggests a verbal agreement to pay from 2006-2010 once the management of the block is properly administrated – my preference being the ‘RTM route’. c.       The other people at the meeting do not appear to understand. 11.   1st April 2010 a.       TUV Managing Agent on behalf of ABC Management Company write to the Court, asking that the claim be restored, claiming BFX has remained silent. b.       Notice of allocation from the Court, dated 15th April, for a hearing in July. 12.   July 2010 a.       On the day, a lady at the Court informs BFX that TUV Managing Agent has been on the phone, and said that BFX has paid the money and to cancel the hearing. b.       BFX had not paid any money at all. c.       Nothing more is heard of [CLAIM2009] 13.   6th October 2010 a.       ABC Management Co c/o TUV Managing Agent send a letter, after the Freehold Reversion of BFX’s block comes up for sale. TUV Managing Agent outline three options – do nothing, RTM, or buy the freehold. b.       BFX opines that it is not good advice, but is ignored. 14.   December 2010 a.       BFX’s health starts to visibly deteriorate. 15.   Late April 2011 a.       BFX is blue-lighted into the regional hospital, as witnessed by Director of ABC Management Company. 16.   Early May 2011 a.       TUV Managing Agent, on behalf of ABC Management Company, commence a new claim against BFX – literally within a week or so of BFX going into Hospital! b.       This is [CLAIM2011] 17.   August 2011 a.       TUV Managing Agent and ABC Management Company are awarded Judgement in Default. b.       BFX remains critically ill in Hospital. 18.   September 2011 a.       Letter from BFX’s Mortgage Company-One to BFX b.       “We have been advised by TUV Managing Agent that your Ground Rent and Service Charges of £6k-ish has not been paid.” Iy goes on to say pay them. 19.   September 2011 a.       In reference to [CLAIM2011] a letter from TUV Managing Agent to BFX’s Mortgage Company-One states: b.       “As the managing agents of BFX’s Block, I write to advise you that your client, BFX, is in severe arrears and therefore is in breach of his lease. c.       “A County Court Judgement was served on August 2011 in the sum of £6k-ish. A Copy of the Judgement is enclosed for your reference. d.       “I therefore request that this payment is now made in full by your client within 21 days, failure to do so will result in further action being taken and a Section 146Notice [sic] being served on Mr Piggin” 20.   October 2011 a.       Letter from TUV Managing Agent to BFX’s Mortgage Company-One states: b.       “Further to your letter of 25th October 2011, please find below the details of the bank account to make payment of the outstanding service charge and ground rent for the above property” [BFX’s property] c.       Mortgage Company-one makes a payment to ABC Management Co c/o TUV Managing Agent, for the claim amount. 21.   January 2012 a.       Landlord-one sells his freehold to Landlord-two. BFX receives a letter from Landlord-one’s solicitor. It states: b.       “…we write to advise that the benefit of the receipt of the ground rent payable under such Lease has now been transferred to Landlord-two to whom all future payments of ground rent including all arrears and the amount due from 2st January 2012 shall be payable to and whose receipt shall be a full and absolute discharge under such Lease” 22.   February 2012 a.       Landlord-one sells his freehold to Landlord-two. b.       Landlord-two writes to BFX stating that he owes Ground Rent since 2006. c.       That letter from Landlord-two to BFX also states d.       “While we have no wish to disrupt and current workable management arrangements we do have concerns in that respect as the building is not being managed strictly in accordance with the Lease provisions and although we would have no great objection to ABC Management Company Ltd continuing with the management of the structural and communal areas of the building we would be happier if the present informal arrangement, which could in theory be discontinued at any time by any party, could be formalised either by a Deed of Variation being entered into in connection with each individual leaseholder or by a complete Deed of Variation being entere into by all parties. We hope you will support a Deed of Variation and would request your written views in that respect. e.       “We were in direct communication with PQR Managing Agent prior to completion of our purchase and enclose for your information copy letter written to that firm on 11th January 2012. PQR Managing Agent have confirmed they have never received any ground rent payments and they are raising our ‘insurance concerns’ with X Insurer.” f.        The letter referred to above also asks PQR Managing Agent to make certain material disclosures to X Insurer. g.       In his letter to TUV/PQR Managing Agent, dated 11th of Jan, Landlord-two also states, h.       “As management is current [sic] carried out by you on behalf of ABC Management Company Limited, who are not named in the Lease and therefore maintenance obligations are unenforceable against or by that company, you may wish to give consideration to:” It then proposes a) a deed of variation, or b) Landlord-two becomes a client of TUV Property Management, and long term management is done that way. i.         The letter from Landlord-two continues: j.         “Finally, while we appreciate that you are not authorised to collect ground rent and indeed we assume you have not therefore been collecting ground rent, can you please confirm for the avoidance of doubt that you have never collected any ground rent payments from any leaseholder in connection with this building or, if you have collected any ground rent payments, can you please let us have details of such payments.” 23.   October 2012 a.       BFX makes an application for the Judgement to be set-aside, an account of his being hospitalised almost constantly since April 2011. b.       A hearing is scheduled. 24.   January 2013 a.       There is a hearing, the Judgement against BFX is set-aside. TUV Managing Agent and ABC Management Company do not attend. BFX has until February to file his Defence and Counterclaim, which he does. 25.   March 2013 a.       AQ’s submitted, and hearing scheduled. b.       TUV Managing Agent, on behalf of ABC Management Company is ordered to pay the hearing fee. 26.   18th April 2013 a.       Court orders unless TUV Managing Agent, on behalf of ABC Management Company pays the fees, the claim shall be struck out. b.       Letter from the Court: BFX’s counterclaim remains listed for May 2013. There is a hearing, and TUV Managing Agent, on behalf of ABC Management Company fail to attend. 27.   May 2013 a.       After a hearing, where TUV Managing Agent and ABC Management Company fail to attend, the Court orders: “The claim be adjourned generally with the liberty to restore on the application of either party.” 28.   2nd half of 2013 and 2014 a.       Various letter from TUV Property Management, and meetings of residents. It is decided by Leaseholders in BFX’s block that we should exercise our ‘right-to-manage’. 29.   17th February 2014 a.       Letter from a solicitor dealing with the RTM progress, it says Landlord-two now has 28 days to file a response. 30.   4th June 2014 a.       BFX Receives a letter from TUV Property Management it states: b.       “Please find enclosed a new standing order form for BFX’s block. c.       “We have opened a new current account for BFX’s block due to the Right to Manage coming into effect in 1st July 2014 d.       “The new standing order is to commence on 1st July 2014…” e.       It continues with pleasantries about cancelling old SO etc. 31.   2nd July 2014 a.       The newly formed ABC RTM Company Limited (c/o TUV Managing Agent) sends an invoice to BFX for £3.3k, the description on the invoice being ‘Account Adjustment: Transfer from previous Management Company’ 32.   2nd July 2014 a.       The newly formed ABC RTM Company Limited (c/o TUV Managing Agent) sends an invoice to BFX for £3.6k, the description on the invoice being ‘Account Adjustment: For period 4th July 2014 – 30th September 2014’ 33.   28th July 20014 (1) a.       ABC RTM Company Limited (c/o TUV Managing Agent) sends an invoice to BFX for £3.5k, having added £12. It states ‘Account Adjustment: Title Register’. b.       IT ALSO SHOWS BFX’s FIRST PAYMENT of 1 month’s service charges to ABC RTM Company Ltd as ‘Payment Received’ 34.   28th July 20014 (2) a.       ABC RTM Company Limited (c/o TUV Managing Agent) sends an invoice to BFX for £3.8k, having added £360 court fees. It states ‘Account Adjustment: Court Fees’ 35.   28th July 20014 (3) a.       ABC RTM Company Limited (c/o TUV Managing Agent) sends an invoice to BFX for £4k, having added £120 in court fees 36.   11th August 2014 a.       The newly formed ABC RTM Company Limited (c/o TUV Managing Agent) sends an invoice to BFX adding another £85. Description: ‘HM Court fee as fee is £205 not £120 – difference’ 37.   August 2014 a.       Following another emergency admission to Hospital for BFX, ABC RTM Company Limited immediately file a claim [CLAIM2014] for alleged arrears from 2011-2014. Approximately £4k. 38.   November 2014 a.       From the Court: Claim [CLAIM2014] stayed until February 2015, by which time the Defendant is to serve his Defence and in default shall file and serve further medical evidence supporting his inability to do the same. 39.   September 2015 a.       Claim stayed until end of October 2015 40.   November 2015 a.       Claim stayed until Jan 2016 41.   8th January 2016 a.       BFX makes an application for summary judgement [of CLAIM2014] that the claim be struck out, as it is a relitigation of [CLAIM2011] 42.   Feb 2016 a.       Transferred to local Court. 43.   31st March 2016 a.       There was a hearing of my application (I think) b.       From the Court, re [CLAIM2014] c.       IT IS ORDERED THAT d.       The hearing of today’s date be adjourned e.       The Claimant to file and serve a fully Particulars (detailed) Particulars of claim [sic] to set out the basis to the claim, entitlement of the Claimant to recover sums from the Defendant, detailing sums recovered and any outstanding payment plus other details which the Claimand may advise to address by 22 april 2016 f.        The Defendant to file and serve a detailed defence addressing the Particulars of Claim in paragraph 2 above by 12 may 2016 g.       If the Defendant wishes the application of today’s date to be relisted (upon consideration of the fully particularised Particulars of Claim), the Defendant should write to the court, at the same time as filing a defence, with a copy of this order, asking for the Court to relist the application for hearing with an estimated length of 1 hour 30 minutes (30 minutes of it being reading time). In the event that the application is relisted, both parties to file and serve detailed statements addressing the subject matter of the application 7 clear days before the hearing. 44.   17th May 2016 a.       From the court: b.       “IT IS ORDERED THAT The Defendants application be relisted in accordance with the order made on the 31st March 2016 on Monday 27th June at 15:30pm with an elh of 30 minutes,not to be heard by telephone” [sic]” 45.   June 2016 a.       I think there was a hearing, possibly. I am looking for the paperwork. I attended the hearing directly from a different regional Hospital to the usual one, where I was being treated for a brain infection. We got our heads bashed together by a clearly infuriated Judge, Judge advised ABC RTM c/o TUV Managing Agents to get a solicitor, tells BFX to be clearer in what he says. Nothing further was heard. Until… 46.   7th April 2017 a.       BFX has an invoice for 1066.00 from TUV Managing Agent c/o ABC RTM Company Ltd 47.   August 2017 a.       BFX mortgage sold from ‘Mortgage Company-one’ to ‘Mortgage Company-two’ 48.   13th September 2017 a.       BFX received an invoice for £5,000 for his share for new windows to BFX’s block. It seemed complicit with s20 LTA 1985 etc. BFX pays £5k. b.       There was a lot of confusion during this process, I am pinning down the paperwork, but it was paid. The total invoice was not split as per the lease – Leaseholders were asked for funds on a per window basis, but the Lease says the total should be summed and divided by the number of units. c.       N.B. BFX’s flat is in a conservation area, and the price reflects expensive windows, as specified by local planners. There were other attempts to put in cheap, nasty windows, but BFX was able to stop this by making informal representations to the local Borough Council – who in turn contacted TUV Managing Agents, who in turn eventually put in a proper planning application for proper windows, which was approved. d.       There was a lot of confusion during this process, I am pinning down the paperwork, but it was paid. The total invoice was not as per the lease – Leaseholders were asked for funds on a per window basis, but the Lease says the total should be summed and divided by the number of units. 49.   12th October 2017 a.       BFX receives invoice for service charges (or statement of account): £4,800 approx. No payments are made by BFX 50.   25h September 2018 a.       BFX receives an invoice (or statement of account) for a total of £492. b.       It appears they have decided not to collect this amount 51.   March 2020 a.       Claim2020 from ABC RTM Company Limited c/o Company Director (not TUV Property Management) for £890 plus £70 Court fee. BFX has not been paying his fees because the management of the block is terrible.
    • Yes I know.  We would like the story posted up plainly on a post in a new thread with no attachment simply a step-by-step account of what happened and what led to the litigation. I think we can understand why this thread has gone on for 18 pages
    • I think he's hoping the attached pdf would be a satisfactory starting point for a new thread?
    • Please start a new thread so that you can post up a nice brief bullet pointed chronology of what happened which led to the litigation.
    • Hope it all goes well for her CB, let us know how she gets on.
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I fear that this story is just the “tip of the iceberg” and will lead to very vulnerable debtors being the subject of bailiff enforcement.

 

The Consultation paper on bailiff reform had just finished when the Council Tax Benefit was abolished and the ‘bedroom tax’ introduced.

 

The new fee scale that is due to be implemented in April could have devastating effects as the majority of the debtors that are subject to Liability Order following the benefit changes are either on benefits or are pensioners.

 

The Welfare Reforms could well be a disaster.

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I fear that this story is just the “tip of the iceberg” and will lead to very vulnerable debtors being the subject of bailiff enforcement.

 

The Consultation paper on bailiff reform had just finished when the Council Tax Benefit was abolished and the ‘bedroom tax’ introduced.

 

The new fee scale that is due to be implemented in April could have devastating effects as the majority of the debtors that are subject to Liability Order following the benefit changes are either on benefits or are pensioners.

 

The Welfare Reforms could well be a disaster.

 

That is an undoubted fact, at present in Wales people still receive full Council Tax Relief, until April 2014, funded by Welsh Government, but after that Excel Enforcement and the rest will be rubbing their hands with glee, but it will be an own goal, how will they get the new £385 or so fees from someone with negligible goods, of any value? Certainly insufficient to pay the debt let alone the fees.

 

The situation will already be untenable before April in England due to many thousands more Liability Orders across England against those who have never previously paid a bean when the new fees kick in

 

They will need to recruit hundreds if not thousands more bailiffs to cope. The real public outcry will start when Jacobs or Marstons or Rossendales et al clamp and seize the vehicle delivering food parcels to impoverished families as it is parked outside a debtors house, that is the point it will hit the fan.


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You are on it TT, you've just posted on your thread

 

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The following parliamentary questions (and answers) make a strong case to argue that the Department of Communities and Local Government were conducting an experiment with people's lives and the benefit reforms. Further, the Department could scapegoat local authorities for the misery in the event that the experiment went wrong.

 

Hilary Benn (5th question down) 8 July 2013 questions in the House of Commons:

 

Hilary Benn (Leeds Central) (Lab):

 

....Thousands of people on low incomes are now getting council tax summonses because of the Secretary of State's new poll tax. The Sunday Mirror reports that Peterborough city council, for example, has issued double the number of summonses for non-payment compared with last year. Why does he think that so many people are finding it so difficult to pay the bills that he has imposed on them?

 

Mr Pickles:

Let me be absolutely clear: these are local authority schemes. In some parts of the country, people on low incomes are not receiving anything additional. These are schemes put together by local authorities, and it is up to local authorities to defend them.

 

Hilary Benn:

It will not quite do for the Secretary of State to introduce the legislation, cut the money, and then attempt to pass the buck to local authorities up and down the country. The truth is that he is out of touch with what is happening to people on low incomes.

 

Let me try another question. One of those summonsed is a single parent called Charlotte, who has been asked to pay £141.66. She told the newspaper:

 

"My priority is finding money to get food for my child."

 

What choice does the Secretary of State think she should make?

 

Mr Pickles:

We have placed before local authorities discretionary help to use in such circumstances. The most interesting thing is this: that money has gone unclaimed. This is a local authority scheme, and it is up to the local authority to defend it.”

 

 

Eric Pickles could not have cared less and merely scapegoated local authorities for not utilizing the "REDUCED" funding that "HIS DEPARTMENT" had granted councils.

 

Pickle's department reveals what the 10% cut in Council Tax funding was really all about:

 

This link suggests that the government expected local authorities to meet the council tax benefit cuts by making greater efficiencies such as cutting the estimated £200 million wasted on council tax benefit fraud and error.

 

Another answer (link) from the same Baroness seems like an admission that the estimated £200 million wasted etc., was based on guesswork.

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Your already here TT.

 

 

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Think it is here TT

 

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Did you intend it to go into the media section?


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I have never seen the media section before. I cannot find a sub section regarding local authorities /bailiff enforcement etc. I have a fair number of very interesting press articles that are concerning the implications of the changes to the welfare bill/bedroom tax etc. Where do you suggest that these are posted?

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I have never seen the media section before. I cannot find a sub section regarding local authorities /bailiff enforcement etc. I have a fair number of very interesting press articles that are concerning the implications of the changes to the welfare bill/bedroom tax etc. Where do you suggest that these are posted?

 

If they could be assembled into a PDF then they can be made a sticky in the benefits/HMRC forum.


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I have never seen the media section before. I cannot find a sub section regarding local authorities /bailiff enforcement etc. I have a fair number of very interesting press articles that are concerning the implications of the changes to the welfare bill/bedroom tax etc. Where do you suggest that these are posted?

 

I would like them in bailiff section if they directly relate to bailiffs, but if site team want them elsewhere.....perhaps ploddertom could look into it, as the media section seems a little haphazard and generalist to me, and we may miss out on bailiff issues if stuff goes in there..


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The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

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Figures obtained by the Evening Post reveal that since May 2013, 21,118 court summonses have been issued to those falling behind on payments.

 

In December of 2012, the number for the 2012/13 financial year so far was 12,654, meaning there has been an increase of 67 per cent.

 

 

Coincidentally Wigan's 67% increase in summonses for council tax liability turned out to be the same in North East Lincolnshire Council. Dramatic increases like these have far further reaching implications than the rights or wrongs of the benefit reforms in that the potential for councils unlawfully profiting from court costs have been massively increased.

 

The High Court recently ruled it unlawful for Councils in similar circumstances (residential parking schemes) to use income generated from penalties to meet other expenditure. Councils inappropriately using income this way (to pay for administering Council Tax for example) has, because of reforms to the benefit system and the flood of extra income, been further put under the spot light.

 

From data supplied by North East Lincolnshire Council – assuming their costs were accurately reflected before the reforms – it was calculated, taking a consistent approach that because of the potential increased summons revenue, its £70 costs would need to be reduced to around £44. According to the council (from the bench mark it had set), anything above £44 for current levels would be unlawful profit and it was therefore asked if either the Council would be asking for a correspondingly lower figure or if the Magistrates' Court would by adjusting the costs awarded. Both decided they would continue, i.e., the costs would remain £70 and potentially profit to a much greater degree.

 

Other councils followed suit, for example, Nottingham City Council (its court activity had more than doubled), and Haringey where the increase was around a third.

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@outlawla, those figures are most worrying, and the truth is that the councils will NOT reduce the fees, they will continue to unlawfully use them to raise revenue until a council's members are Surcharged or action taken against them and their advisors which seems to be Capita PLC in many instances giving the dodgy advice.


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Reading the above is very disturbing as at some point we will be on Universal credits as at present we are on Pension Credit and we know how to budget correctly.

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@outlawla, those figures are most worrying, and the truth is that the councils will NOT reduce the fees, they will continue to unlawfully use them to raise revenue until a council's members are Surcharged or action taken against them and their advisors which seems to be Capita PLC in many instances giving the dodgy advice.

 

The findings were put to the MoJ and asked if it would explain any measures Magistrates’ Courts took to be satisfied that the amount claimed by way of costs is no more than that reasonably incurred by the authorities, and whether they followed such procedures. However, no useful answers were supplied, only attempts to cover the backs of the court system.

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Reading the above is very disturbing as at some point we will be on Universal credits as at present we are on Pension Credit and we know how to budget correctly.

 

Universal credit is purposely LESS generous than the current system, and claiming UC will result in a possibly25% reduction compared to Tax credits for a low wage family, before you factor in Bedroom Tax and Council Tax Relief, the idea is for part time workers to increase their hours to compensate, but is a complete disaster for people on Zero Hour and fixed hour contracts as it will be nigh on impossible to get extra hours. possibly DWP will be inviting part time workers in for work focused interviews and job clubs to find second jobs to get more hours. Where that leaves pensioners, disabled people, and part time workers with caring responsibility is unknown. All in all Nice One IDS (NOT) :evil:


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The findings were put to the MoJ and asked if it would explain any measures Magistrates’ Courts took to be satisfied that the amount claimed by way of costs is no more than that reasonably incurred by the authorities, and whether they followed such procedures. However, no useful answers were supplied, only attempts to cover the backs of the court system.

As we expected, they will close ranks, put fingers in their ears read their Common Purpose Lead Beyond Authority textbooks, and collectively chant La, La,, La La. La


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Universal credit is purposely LESS generous than the current system, and claiming UC will result in a possibly25% reduction compared to Tax credits for a low wage family, before you factor in Bedroom Tax and Council Tax Relief, the idea is for part time workers to increase their hours to compensate, but is a complete disaster for people on Zero Hour and fixed hour contracts as it will be nigh on impossible to get extra hours. possibly DWP will be inviting part time workers in for work focused interviews and job clubs to find second jobs to get more hours. Where that leaves pensioners, disabled people, and part time workers with caring responsibility is unknown. All in all Nice One IDS (NOT) :evil:

 

I am 64 and on DLA and Pension Credit plus we get carer's allowance for the wife, housing and council tax allowance so not sure where and when we will fit into the grand scheme of things as the UC is very confusing. There is no chance of me working before I reach 65 next year in Sept unless they find some miracle cure.

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