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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 
       

      Many thanks 
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    • Housing Association property flooding. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/438641-housing-association-property-flooding/&do=findComment&comment=5124299
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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

      OT APPROVED, 365MC637, FAROOQ, EVRi, 12.07.23 (BRENT) - J v4.pdf
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Reported in the Daily Mail. Kelloggs apparently paid little tax in 2013, due to some loophole which companies use legally to avoid tax. They has revenues of about £600 million in the year.

 

Apparently they have issued a warning of less profit, due to Osborne closing the loophole in the last budget. I suspect that they will find another loophole, as accountants always seem to be ahead of HMRC.

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I wonder how many people would have to be sanctioned to make up for Mr Kellogg's tax evasion, or how many evicted due to bedroom tax!!!

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I wonder how many people would have to be sanctioned to make up for Mr Kellogg's tax evasion, or how many evicted due to bedroom tax!!!

 

If you added up all of the tax avoidance over the last say 10 years, I should imagine a modest estimated amount of £300bn. This is about 1/5th of the UK's governments current debt or would roughly pay for 3 years NHS.

 

This might be legally justified, but morally, I think they would struggle. How many people may have died due to NHS not funding certain drugs due to budget constraints. If the government had the taxes that should be due from UK profits of companies, perhaps some of these would have survived.

 

As time goes on government will need every penny that should be due, otherwise it won't be able to afford NHS or state pensions.

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Interesting. If your figures are correct, that represents about 60 years worth of Jobseekers Allowance.

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