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    • From Brexiters Rees-Mogg and Redwood - Move your financial assets to the EU while you can before Brexit   https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/these-are-the-brexiteers-looking-to-secure-their-eu-rights-ahead-of-the-uks-departure-from-the-bloc/22/06/ https://www.ft.com/content/38987fe2-6f19-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914 (paywalled)       certainly seems that way     I don't think that would actually solve anything - the effluent would soon float to the top again in any system as there is no penalty for even blatant lies ... let alone 'the politician didn't lie, he 'genuinely thought telling the British electorate it was the right thing to do while telling his clients in his investment business to run like hell'  
    • ...and this is Richard North's take on it.   https://www.turbulenttimes.co.uk/news/brexit/brexit-an-inability-to-understand/
    • Oh dear, the government has just realised that being a third country after Brexit means that Brits will have to go into the queue for non-EU nationals when arriving in the EU.   https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/23/uk-presses-for-use-of-faster-passport-gates-at-eu-airports-post-brexit?utm_term=e519c6f20424635724b1e89f0589c05d&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUK_email
    • Don't we all go through these periods in any career ?   There are only so many challenges or new opportunities within any organisation. So it can become a daily routine of the same tasks, dealing with similar customers etc etc. You could look at project ideas at work and submit these in the hope it will open up opportunity to spend time doing something else.   My advice for what it is worth, is to look at hobbies and interests outside of work. Then work will become purely a way to earn the money to pursue the hobbies and interests.   Given Covid-19 and a damaged economy, changing jobs at this time is very risky, unless you stay with same employers.   Age is not an issue, so if you wanted to change, invest in an education course, if that will help you towards more interesting job roles.
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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
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      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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Hello,

I do hope there is someone who knows the answer to my question. I have looked for several days and can't find the answer.

I have a hired truck and TfL have issued a ticket five months after the event. They contacted the registered keeper for the hirer details within 14 days and then took four and a half months to sent it to me. Could anyone tell me how long they have. It was a regulation 10 PCN.

 

 

Very many thanks to anyone who can respond.

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Hello, Posted this in the wrong place so added to this forum.

I do hope there is someone who knows the answer to my question. I have looked for several days and can't find the answer.

I have a hired truck and TfL have issued a ticket five months after the event. They contacted the registered keeper for the hirer details within 14 days and then took four and a half months to sent it to me. Could anyone tell me how long they have. It was a regulation 10 PCN.

 

 

Very many thanks to anyone who can respond.

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Wrong thread..

Edited by Bazooka Boo
Answered wrong thread.

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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No Sorry! I meant me, I was answering on the wrong thread......But off the top of my head, I'm sure it is 28 days but can be extended up to six months if there is a delay at the DVLA for RK status....(but not my bag) :thumb:

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Yeah Bazooks, that's how I read the legislation as well but TfL disagree so need an expert.

 

That you do, and I'm not it! Best of luck :thumb:

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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