This article has some interesting views on why Boris Johnson responded to coronavirus the way that he did initially.
I've converted the letter to PDF, that way only registered Caggers can see it - best to keep the opposition guessing.
Appealing would seem the obvious thing to do. The app didn't work, not your fault, any decent company would accept that. But you're not dealing with honest brokers, CEL are one of the worst PPCs and are only interested in dishonest £££.
Well done on not identifying the driver, that gives CEL an extra obstacle.
The letter they have sent you is full of empty threats, it's not a proper LBA, so just ignore their rubbish.
Other site members will probably ask you for full details of the parking event, the more we know the more we can pick holes in CEL's claim.
You can claim Universal Credit now, while you wait for the HMRC self employment payment scheme to be set up, ready to be paid in time for June. There is only one self employment earnings scheme through HMRC. Link below.
There is a separate small business grant for self employed via local councils, but i believe this is aimed at people with business premises.
Have you claimed Universal Credit ?
Please be aware that you cannot claim Universal Credit if you have savings/investments of £16000 or more.
Have you looked at claiming PIP (Personal Indepence Payments) ?
Have you looked into New style ESA which is based on national insurance contributions ?
@BritanniaLtd Coronavirus: Britannia Hotel made staff homeless in 'admin error'. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/420603-britannialtd-coronavirus-britannia-hotel-made-staff-homeless-in-admin-error/
Shocking pictures reveal ‘disgusting’ conditions inside Hermes depot where workers ‘feel like slaves’. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/419726-shocking-pictures-reveal-%E2%80%98disgusting%E2%80%99-conditions-inside-hermes-depot-where-workers-%E2%80%98feel-like-slaves%E2%80%99/
Euro Car Parks issued this ticket to the police in Devon and Cornwall. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/419522-can-anyone-identify-the-parking-company-which-issued-this-ticket-to-the-police-in-devon-and-cornwall/