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    • Pandemic will just accelerate the change that was already happening.   High Street Retailers will go bust, as they cannot compete with online warehouse operators. Government will have to reduce the business rates significantly and landlords who own the shop buildings will need to reduce the rents they charge.   Retailers will need to make changes to the layout of their shops to make them more attractive, as a leisure experience. If they are offering just racks or shelfs of goods, consumers may think they are not getting anything extra than if they bought online.   As more people work from home, they will be available for home deliveries, so online retailers will gain the sales. The high streets where these homeworkers  use to work close to will lose sales.   Travel sector including airlines will see many go bust, more so, if there is a second wave of the virus.  Holidays based in peoples home countries or in neighbouring countries will be more popular. Caravans, motorhome sales are going to see massive increases, as people want their own clean spaces. And caravan parks will see more demand as a consequence, but will have to update facilities.   Pretty much every sector of the economy is going to see the biggest changes they have ever gone through and in a very short space of time.
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    • Thank you. First of all, this is not chronology so we don't have any sense of the timeline. It's still rather complicated – but maybe when you produce a chronology it will come more into focus. However, there are a few things that we can start to tease out. You say that you accepted £250 in an offer which was intended to reflect distress. Although you say that you accepted this offer mistakenly, it may well be that you have no further rights on this issue because of course it would have been up to you to understand the situation properly before accepting any kind of financial offer. However, it would be useful to understand the reach of this offer and so please could you post up the offer letter by uploading it in PDF format. You say that "high-volume messaging" is not explicitly covered in the terms and conditions – but there may be references to "fair use policy" and it may be an interpretive problem rather than looking for words which specifically match your situation. So it will be helpful to know what words Vodafone were relying upon and also what was the extent of your high-volume messaging. Did they give you any warnings. You say that they referred to terms and conditions which you did not sign. However, it isn't necessary to sign terms and conditions. We would have to understand more about the context – but generally speaking if there is an agreement which refers to terms and conditions from the outset and you then embark upon the agreement and use the services, then all the signs would be that you've accepted the conditions of use. Signed written terms and conditions are generally speaking only required in contracts for property or copyright or shares. You say that the contract was put in your sole name despite the fact that the company name was on the agreement. We don't have a chronology so we don't see how long this went on for and you don't explain why you didn't raise any objections to this – or maybe you did? You say that you have sent Vodafone and Lowell an SAR but "so far" you are waiting for a response. This suggests that you sent the SAR some time ago – but you haven't told us anything about when this might have happened. You are referring to obligations under the Consumer Rights Act but I'm afraid that these obligations refer to contracts between a trader and a consumer – and you are not trading as a consumer so these probably wouldn't apply to you. Finally, you are worried about expressing a claim in legal language. If you begin a small claim then you certainly don't need any legal language – and in fact that kind of approach simply gets in the way. Also, it seems to me that you are gearing up to bring a court claim – which is fine, in my book – but you haven't identified your cause or causes of action and you don't have a plan. I think we need to slow down and have a more careful and methodical look at the situation. Otherwise you're simply going to find yourself in trouble
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BBC website - Wetherspoon's Sheffield - Euro Car Parks try to fleece nurses during corona emergency

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I noticed this on the BBC website -

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-52197769

 

Although the outcome is positive, I wonder which nasty PPC tried to fleece nurses during this emergency.

 

I see the BBC get it wrong and refer to "fines" too.

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Its indoctrinated into society..the same a DCAs being a creditor...the mass media wouldn't want you thinking otherwise as you may challenge their authority.

 

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I do think at times like this that we should spare a thought for those poor parking companies through no fault of their own are suffering a huge loss in their income.

 

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Only joking.

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the stupid gits will ahve paid the DVLA a small fortune to get the keeper details and now they have to cancel all of the demands and I presume that means writing to all of them and telling them individually. Still, it keeps at least one of their staff usefully employed.

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Next one will be Parking Eye cashing in on the extended time it takes people to shop meaning many will overstay by 20 minutes or more the measly 90 minutes, they allow in an Aldi, not forgetting they have to use a terminal to enter a VRM in many, Queue in, Queue to checkout and queue for Parking Eyes Terminal, that may or may not even be working.


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Unless Parking Eye ensure that the terminal is sanitized after each use, you are entitled to refuse to use it. That would look good in court, wouldn't it, 'I am being penalised for complying with Government guide lines on avoiding the spread of Coronavirus, me Lud'.

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Only issue is it would be a DJ not the Beak or magistrates, and PE would go in all Beavis, and say was a deliberate breach, by refusing to use terminal so then the requirement to sanitise could be aired.  PE might argue Aldi is responsible to have somei=one there with a spray and tissues.  Would be an interesting case though.


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Fully cognizant of the difference between civil and criminal court. The comment 'me Lud' was tongue in cheek hence the spelling!

 


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I thought that but the OP might not know, these fleecers rely on confusion between civil and criminal law, as per use of Elliott V Loake to try to ground Keeper Liability knowing its been rubbished in Civil courts.


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