Jump to content

 

BankFodder BankFodder


  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • Winemark the wine merchant ltd northern ireland
    • Hi Sweet and welcome to CAG   Are you willing to disclose the employer in this case ?
    • I was the manager of an off license. We reopened on mon 30th, I received a very large delivery which we weren’t expecting (and I wasn’t told about until 2hrs before by my line manager) all managers received a text from regional manager which stated when deliveries are coming in shops are to be closed. He didn’t ring this info in, I just read the text.   When I saw how big del was (completely covered the floor, could barely move around it) I kept my shutters closed and proceeded to pack delivery away. The store remained closed and we lost 5hrs trading time. I didn’t seek permission from manager to do this, with the current safety precautions enacted (only allowed 1 customer in at a time as manadated by HQ) I didn’t feel this could be safely achieved with 3 members of staff in and all the stock everywhere.  regional manger calls into shop at 4:50, hits roof that it’s closed and storms out of shop after exclaiming I didn’t have the authority to keep shop closed.   Fast forward 1 1/2 weeks later today regional manager comes in at 4pm with prepared questions, I answer truthfully stated I didn’t think it was safe I had the best interests of business at heart that I had turned up for work every day since this incident and nothing had been said. He said that they will examine this information and can come back for more evidence if needed.    He goes away again and at 5:59 (my shift finished at 6) he came back in saying they’d examined all the evidence and that their decision was dismissal, I was to gather my things and there’d be a letter in the post with information should I wish to appeal.  quite a shock.   I will see what this letter states as their reasons I committed gross misconduct, I am a bit at a loss as to what I specifically did to be deemed gross misconduct.   I’ve worked for them for 10years, taken 2 days off sick in that entire time and had a faultless record   I’m just flabbergasted they’d immediately sack me for something which happened in unprecedented times when all I was trying to do was keep myself and my staff safe and safely make their store presentable and adequately accessible for all.   Any thoughts on the above? Obviously this is all too fresh as it happened only hours ago 
    • Hi KL1 and welcome to CAG.   You say the buyer contacted you saying, "...... he had seen it cheaper somewhere else and wanted to cancel the sale."   Do you have this in writing and, if so, in what format ?   It would be useful if you could tell us more about the item you sold.    
    • I wanted to report a success against UKPS that started in Dec 2018 and was concluded today.  I did do a bit of reading through this site for guidance though so thanks for that!    in Dec 2018 a family member reversed onto a private road in Coventry and waited about 1 minute or so to collect their partner.  Meanwhile the owner was loitering and waiting to catch anyone on his land with photos.  2 photos were taken about 40 seconds apart.   With my help I disputed the charge stating that the driver had not "parked" but had only stopped momentarily to pick up a passenger.  I did not state at any point who the driver was.   UKPS from Leamington Spa were trying to enforce this and insisted on the charge of £60 + £100 being paid.  I sent a 2nd letter confirming the position of the 1st letter and that no further letters would be sent.   4 threatening letters were sent from Debt Recovery Plus and Zenith Collections and duly ignored.  The last kindly offered to settle for £136!    Then a letter from Gladstones Sols threatening the same was also sent, and mentioned Beavis vs Parking Eye.  This was also duly ignored.   Finally a Letter Before Action was sent by email.  Aha!  Game on.  They cited Vehicle Control Services Ltd v Nick Idle and Vehicle Control Services Limited v Damen Ward and that stopping for any time is a breach, and it was only the length of time stopped that may affect the value of the breach.   I said that signage said no PARKING, not no STOPPING and that appropriate case law was JOPSON v HOMEGUARD where the judge specifically said "Merely to stop a vehicle cannot be to park it"   They then came back at me with an evidence bundle they were allegedly going to use at court against me, stated the signage was clear,  a nd repeated their "no stopping" case   I came back at them with the same as before and added that, in their world, someone coming onto the land and wanting to read the signage would have precisely NO TIME AT ALL to so as, according to them, even stopping for mere seconds was a breach.  I also threatened that I would claim costs for my wasted time in dealing the case.   Today they emailed me as follows: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Morning,   Thank you for your correspondence. We apologise for the delay in our response, however as no further action has taken place we trust you agree no prejudice has been suffered.   Please note that our Client has cancelled our instruction on this matter and the matter is considered closed.   No further action is warranted. Kind Regards ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   16 months on and UKPS gave in  
  • Our picks

17scot

Non Payment of CTAX now Charge for Payment & Apparent Insolvency - Scotland

Recommended Posts

 sequestrated today for  non payment of council tax on an exempt  property...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but it wasn't empty at the time these ctax payments were due?

and that doesn't matter either

 it is liable for CTAX sadly but poss at a discounted rate.

 

I hope i'm wrong but you appear to at some point in time, as this is a historic issue for it to escalate to this level 

but its looks like you might have unfortunately followed a bit of freemen of the land stuff whether by accident or by design?

 

dx

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, the whole DCA industry would collapse overnight.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what are you talking about Freeman of the land????

Occupation for prescribed purposes is allowed ie building the house

 

No Bills

no demands for payment

no CfP other than one for £2000

no other diligences.

. straight to sequestration,

moratorium in place, 

DAS in place .

.ignored by sheriff

offer to pay CfP ignored

 

What is the point in having Local Government & Finance Act, Debtors Act or Bankruptcy Act  if it is allowed to be ignored by sheriff

 

This is a disgrace and will be recalled

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

might of been better if you'd explained all this when you came here ...

Occupation for prescribed purposes is allowed

so is the establishment under construction....or is it some other reason you think that applies?.

 

it appears they have charged you ctax for numerous years rather than one?

you say no bills, where were they going then..

 

you need to expand on the full history of the establishment and its connection to you..

...and again you indicated you were co-habiting or they classed you as... so what has happened toward the other party ?

 

 

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, the whole DCA industry would collapse overnight.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

property is not lived in as completion certificate not accepted or refused . That was submitted three years ago.

Initially they said I was liable as owner occupier,  in court they admitted that I did not live there but was liable as joint owner anyway.

They just make it up as they go along and the sheriff doesn't even question it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We could do with some help from you.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING EVERY POUND DONATED WILL HELP US TO KEEP HELPING OTHERS

 

 Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group The National Consumer Service

 

If you want advice on your thread please PM me a link to your thread

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow thanks for the links

In court A&BC said there is no exemption from council tax without a completion certificate the only exemptions are if there is a closing order or a demolition order.

 

Quite an astonishing statement to make when every other council has clear policies and guidance on their websites about completion certificates.

 

I have made a full complaint to SPSO and a proposal to Valuation board to delete property from their list.

 

Meanwhile preparing for recall.

Clearly some in house conflicts between building control and council tax department and I have been caught in the crossfire

 

You would hope the clowncil would get their facts right before destroying someone life

 

Furthermore, how many more people have been charged council tax on an exempt property.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/161/building_standards/293/obtain_a_completion_certificate

Building (Scotland) Act 2003

21Occupation or use without completion certificates

(5)Any person who occupies or uses a building to which this section applies (other than solely for the purpose of its construction or conversion)—

(a)knowing that no completion certificate has been accepted under section 18(1) in respect of the construction or conversion, or

(b)without any regard for whether a completion certificate has been so accepted,

is guilty of an offence unless the occupation or use is authorised by a permission granted under subsection (3).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How can Benefits & Revenue Manager claim not to know anythings about Scottish Building Regs or Chargeable dwellings or exempt dwellings under statute

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...