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    • I am sorry, but without seeing the contract, and knowing what is on it or what effect it has, it is impossible to say.     
    • A16 BYN is the plates that the car was advertised with, and obviously the plate which I checked the mot history with, I also thought the same that the website maybe hadn't been updated with the most recent mot that the dealer had got done, I asked for the original plate number whilst doing the logging in to my bank account, to pay both the dealer and the shiply transporter. Bearing in mind I had told the dealer around 6pm that I would get the deposit sorted out when I put my son to bed, that gave him every opportunity to send me any pre contract details etc. Just over an hour later (son still wasn't in bed) asked for the address of where the vehicle was to be picked up from as I couldn't accept the quote for the transporter without that information. Less than an hour after that he whatsapped me asking if I still want to buy the car because he's getting enquiries from other interested parties and is telling them that he's sold the car to me (no deposit  paid as yet). I then replied a few min later having finally got my son to sleep.    Anyway between me sorting out the details and where to pick the car up from, log into my banking to pay deposits etc he'd  messaged me the original plate no... which I didn't see until after I'd done all the aformentioned.    I decided to check the history on that plate as like yourself I had been confused about the mileage, low and behold there was the most recent mot containing 5 advisories which were never mentioned to me. Another thing I can't really understand is the expiry date of the mot before that either and I did query all of this with the dealer, only to be told that cars in Scotland are renowned for corrosion issues...and that if I had checked the mot history I would have seen them, I explained I had checked the history on the plate in the advert as I had no knowledge of what the original plate numbers were and he told me that the most recent mot was under the plate in the advert. Most certainly the mot certificate he then sent me on whatsapp had the advertised plate on the certificate,  however, it wasn't showing up on the dvla page.    By this stage I was irate with him for several reasons, for not notifying me of the advisories and telling me that he had checked the dvla and the most recent mot was showing up on the advertised plates, I then screenshot the page with the expiry and this car is not mot'd information, and 2 for telling me that cars in Scotland are renowned for corrosion issues!    Had he simply said, the car is 18 years old you're going to expect to have some corrosion at some point, I'd have been a bit more tolerant at that stage. Apon checking the history on the original plates, it transpired it passed the last MOT previous to the most recent one on the same day the advertised plates ran out, I still haven't quite fathomed out what is going on regards to this. However the previous mot showed no corrosion issues and as it hadn't failed on that basis, I would get the panel beater sprayer mentioned in an earlier post to have a look at it, and sort the issues out re that, also the main reason I had the car delivered to my dad's address as that's also the area where the panel beaters business is.  
    • I had a similar thought, TJ. The Guardian has done an explainer of the rules as of yesterday.   Someone said that if the government, had retained public trust, they might not have needed stringent measures like this.   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/england-new-coronavirus-restrictions-explained
    • Retailers and Hermes.   I have a parcel that’s saying delivered but not arrived. This dates back two weeks. The retailer won’t contact Hermes but Hermes are saying I need to let the retailer know my package hasn’t arrived - as the contract is between them and Hermes, not me. I am going around in circles. Retailer just says here is the tracking and won’t acknowledge the parcel hasn’t arrived! 🤬   Paid for by credit card. £89. Any advice, please help
    • Retailers and Hermes. I have a parcel that’s saying delivered but not arrived. This dates back two weeks. The retailer won’t contact Hermes but Hermes are saying I need to let the retailer know my package hasn’t arrived - as the contract is between them and Hermes, not me. I am going around in circles. Retailer just says here is the tracking and won’t acknowledge the parcel hasn’t arrived! 🤬 Paid for by credit card. Any advice, please help
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    • I’m in desperate need of help
       
      I bought some clothes online in may through Evans and paid through PayPal
      returned them all seven days later
       
      I waited the 14days for my refund and no refund came
      I put in a dispute through PayPal but I didn’t get any emails to escalate the case - PayPal closed it. 
      evans said they couldn’t refund the money because PayPal have cancelled the refund because of the open dispute
       
      I contacted PayPal
      they said the dispute had been closed but Evans at no point had attempted a refund.
      fast forward to today
       
      I’ve got copies of numerous messages sent to and from twitter messages as it’s the only way I can contact them
      I’ve also contacted their customer service too
      all I get is PayPal have cancelled refund because dispute is still open.
       
      I have proved that the dispute is closed
      I have got an email saying that if Evans sent the refund they would accept it
      but up until the date I got the email they have not once attempted a refund .
       
       I have sent them a letter before court email
      I have even offered to have the full refund as a gift card just to get this sorted !
       
      I’m literally at the end of my tether and don’t know where to turn next !
       
      i suffer with mental health issues and this is affecting my health and I’d saved the money for a year to buy these clothes as I’m on a low income .

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It's much worse than this just look around at what is available for the old infirm vulnerable in our society.

 

I was on a bus when at the main bus station an old lady was struggling and moving very slowly to sit down.

 

When the school kids started to have a nasty dig at her. I stood up all 6 foot of me told them nicely to back off. I got abuse too. I spoke to the driver and complained with phone in hand for HO. The result was kids kicked off the bus.

 

Then the driver helping the lady clean up the broken eggs because she had dropped them after being badgered by KIDS.

 

This is unacceptable if I see it I will do something about it as well.. It disgusts me this happens....

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It's much worse than this just look around at what is available for the old infirm vulnerable in our society.

 

I was on a bus when at the main bus station an old lady was struggling and moving very slowly to sit down.

 

When the school kids started to have a nasty dig at her. I stood up all 6 foot of me told them nicely to back off. I got abuse too. I spoke to the driver and complained with phone in hand for HO. The result was kids kicked off the bus.

 

Then the driver helping the lady clean up the broken eggs because she had dropped them after being badgered by KIDS.

 

This is unacceptable if I see it I will do something about it as well.. It disgusts me this happens....

 

Terrible thing and you do hear about this in some areas of the country.

 

I can honestly say from my experience that i find children these days very well behaved and just as respecting to older people as previous generations. I have been on public transport in London and other places when children have been going home from school and seen no issues.

 

What concerns me more is the poor state of social services, which have been outsourced to private companies in many instances and the councils just don't have the resources. With an Aunt in her 90's, she received excellent help from Dorset council about 10 years ago. Even though the home help was a private company, the council did oversee what help she was getting. Then later they arranged respite care and finally sorted out a great care home that helped those with dementia. There was a dedicated person from the councils social services who even visited on a couple of occasions and we had her direct telephone contact number. I suspect that since the cuts started in 2010, councils have stopped providing these services.

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The cuts have indeed bitten very deep. You just have to read the story in Scoop about stroke survivors. It's a travesty IMO. How can we manage if the help is being withdrawn? I've noticed that much has changed since I became disabled in 2010.

 

I normally have to BEG for help for residents on the estate where I live. This thread is in the bear garden 'what made you smile / angry'...

 

It's only going to get worse will it ever get better? I think not...

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So what needs doing to resolve this ?

 

I have just been reading the Wikipdia pages on Council tax and found it quite interesting.

 

The answer every-time is to make the wealthier pay more - so who decides who are the wealthier ?

 

Don't those who earn more already pay higher personal taxes - those who live in certain areas in certain types of homes already pay higher council tax ? Yet they receive the same or less services than those who pay less Council Tax ?

 

Those who have high salaries tend to fund their own pensions - health care schemes and will almost certainly end up paying for their own care as they get older.

 

What do you want to see not paid for by Council Tax so it frees up funds for the NHS - Social Care - Mental Health - ?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_Tax

 

 

Variation over time

 

Under the Labour government of Tony Blair, average Council Tax rates rose dramatically above inflation,[22][23] creating a degree of resentment by residents.

 

The subsequent Coalition government have made an effort to get councils to freeze council tax rates, gradually eroding the above inflation increases via ordinary inflation. This has been achieved by offering councils large grants in return for freezing their council tax rate; for example, in some years these grants were equal to the amount that would have been gained by a 1% council tax rise.

 

In addition, the law has been changed, so that councils cannot increase council tax by an amount higher than a cap specified by the government (currently 2%), without holding a local referendum to approve the change; no council has invoked such a referendum, but many have raised council tax as close to the cap as they can get without passing it(for example, by 1.99%).

 

Although elements of local government policy is a devolved matter, the Barnet Formula leads the Scottish Government to acquire funding somewhat in accordance with central government priorities. Subsequently, by 2013, the Scottish Government froze council tax rates for the fourth time.

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