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    • and more positive change From next year, mobile phone, paid television and broadband companies must inform customers of any price rises at the point of sale. The changes, ordered by Ofcom, will come into force on 17 January and mean that any mid-contract price rises must be given “in pounds and pence” and in a “clear and comprehensible” way.   Taken a change of government to do it after years of bluster about it eh?   Mobile phone companies banned from hiking prices mid-contract based on inflation WWW.INDEPENDENT.CO.UK The new year plan ensures providers are transparent on prices at the point of sale  
    • Could he/ his partner set up a new internet bank account?  In his name ? It depends which country, I imagine. Most UK banks want proof of address and ID, probably more. If your friend/partner can use the house address and provide bills that could help. You would need to look at various online banks and see what their requirements are. Or there are expat accounts but I haven't looked closely at how they work. Could I then get his pension diverted to that new account?  That would at least cover some costs  ( ie epc/ storage) I'd have thought the DWP would pay to a new account, as long as the person they're authorised to deal with asks them and provides details. The international pensions people in Newcastle are pretty helpful.
    • HB - he has certainly given me a challenge ! I set a plan in motion. A refinance plan that would have enabled me to take time to sell one asset and sort out another for him.   The bank account blockage has hindered the plan.  His partner seems to think I can do everything w/o paying anyone for anything.  I don't mind helping - but it's not normal to clear out 2 properties, organize storage or sale of possessions, get properties ready for sale/ rent - w/o being paid.  He has the money to pay for things and services - and for my help - but the blockage prevents that. If the refinance plan could still be actioned then at least I would have some time to sell one asset.  Could he/ his partner set up a new internet bank account?  In his name ? Could I then get his pension diverted to that new account?  That would at least cover some costs  ( ie epc/ storage)
    • It's a shame that your friend didn't take care of this while he had capacity and before he left the country, isn't it? He seems to have made your mission impossible. HB
    • HB - this form and process is as I remember it from handling relatives cases.  It's a timing thing.  Which has passed in terms of my friend
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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.

       

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I was once an avid watcher of every F1 race, but since the changes to the cars and half the races now being on Sky, I have lost interest.

 

The cars are now quieter because they now use modern technology. There is now no refueling at pit stops and the tyres are now more reliable. This has taken away some of the excitement.

 

It is not the drivers not being as good, because you see some great overtaking moves. But the sport has been made boring.

 

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The same as you. I miss the exhaust note. MOst races are now won on tactics ie 1 pit stop or 2 or 3 etc and that's a lot to do with the tyres.

I completely agree with the bit about Sky. If they think I would sign up to their rip-off subscriptions just to watch F1, (or any other programme), they can think again.

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I gave up years ago as well , like you said they have changed everything from the tracks , who remember when you watch a race to see how many would get through the first corner unscathered

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The same as you. I miss the exhaust note. MOst races are now won on tactics ie 1 pit stop or 2 or 3 etc and that's a lot to do with the tyres.

I completely agree with the bit about Sky. If they think I would sign up to their rip-off subscriptions just to watch F1, (or any other programme), they can think again.

 

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Not worth the bother. There are more adverts than programmes on Sky anyway. I'm with Virgin which has the majority of Sky channels and you can always tell when watching something that the channel is a Sky one, the ad breaks are so long.

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hamilton on pole. did anyone see the qualifying, more exciting than the race :)

 

I tend to watch about the first 10 and last 10 laps of the race. In between I find something else to do.

 

Anyone noticed that the cars this years have the skid plates set fairly low to increase the sparks. Is this designed to make it more entertaining ?

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Bernie Ecclestone calls for return of V8 engines for Formula 1

 

 

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has renewed calls for a return to V8 engines, claiming it is "urgently" needed and that they could be boosted to 1000bhp.

 

 

http://no1forum.co.uk/showthread.php?1421-Bernie-Ecclestone-calls-for-return-of-V8-engines-for-Formula-1

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what about formula E, any better? :)

 

Not really got into formula E, but the tight street circuits they use make the racing closer. The only problem I see with it at the moment, is having to change to another car at a pit stop due to battery life.

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i watched a bit today, being in london. apparently they can go up to around 150 mph, not far off f1. but it didnt seem so. just 'looks' slower, maybe the tight circuits. but it had the usual spins/tyre wall crash/safety car/odd overtake. no engine noise or sparks though :)

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