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    • I haven't seen any legislation pertaining this, however because I have been looking at the consumer issues that may be why. He has now had the final letter before action letter and read it several times, however in his first response on my second 14 day limit letter he raised the issue that his health isn't good at the moment, which I believe is another fallacy, cars are still being sold and added to his page on autotrader.    If you could point me to the legislation you are reffering to then that would be most helpful and welcome.   TS have seen the invoice, and passed this on to his local TS.
    • it is not the only way to proceed and IMHO the wrong claim to raise, should you wish to raise one in an english court   if you really do want to raise the claim under consumer rights issues, i suggest you have a chat with TS again first and ask them if this is a good idea?   the pre contract info doesn't exist nor is applicable because you nor he ever entered into any contract covered by any consumer rights. he illegally sold you, a member of joe public, a car using a strictly traders only method.   i would hope TS point out the above and p'haps suggest you raise a different claim possibly encompassing this mis-sale and that you had no knowledge what he had ultimately done is illegal, nor that you ever agreed to do it anyway, as you now realise as a member of joe public, not a trader, you couldn't. you might even find TS will help, support and be involved with you in court regarding this too.   as it stands with cards on the table, he is under no obligation to pay for collection of the vehicle, you don't want to risk returning the car and never getting your moneyback - it's a stalemate where he is smiling still until you raise the correct claim.   although you have issued , 2 is it now, court warnings, it might be better to finally issue one correctly stating what you are going to do, then he might realise the penny has finally dropped and the game is up. there would be no harm in stating that to avoid such actions, should you pay me back by bank transfer the sum of the car and my initial transportation cost of xxxx, making £xxx in total by xxxxx date, i will not raise the claim.   The situation would then be far more serious for him and he might capitulate, inc refunding transportation costs, in the want of not being exposed in court, as there are numerous well publicised court cases whereby by traders have been hammered hard for pulling doing this scam on joe public.   another advantage of doing the above claim is you might get to keep the car for free, get all your moneyback.            
    • Hey guys came across this site today wow how great is this anyway.  here is my story    Car found on autotrader  £1800 merc  mot  vgc blah blah and stated had recon / gearbox fitted  / spoke to the garage selling the car and asked if they would take my faulty bmw in px it had issues which were explained to the garage  he said £900 cash and my car ok deal done    i drove to manchester in my car the owner was all chat and praise for the car he was selling and told me how it dropped its oil from the gearbox and how they fitted a new gear box so i thought ok im all good to go  deal done drove home    its now 3 weeks later and the transmission has failed  green flag recovery   i tell the garage this morning after looking into my rights and explained the situation   the person i spoke was trying to say its was his dads car and tuff luck buddy we aint helping u and telling me about the problems he fixed on my old car rather than help me with the current problem    the call ended as was in mid speak when he just hung up on me i text to explain thats no way to treat a customer    i have now written the standard letter as i found a template elsewhere  giving them 14 days to respond    I would like a little help with a follow up letter or my route to action after 14 days  as i dont think ill be getting a reply from them  regards patrick     
    • Can anybody advise me please?   Been living in rented accommodation for over 11 years, old landlord who leased property with his shop has now left and so agents have become my new landlords, so gave me a new contract.   I'm really nervous as not sure what my rights are and could I get evicted as new contract says short term, 6 months.
    • It's the only way to proceed, he has to prove irrevocably that he gave me that information, and agreed to it, which he cannot do because it doesn't exist. Not only that, he sent me a trade sales invoice, other than that you're pretty spot on.
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Return of Work-Search requirements - for those of us in "non-essential" fields, how flat does the curve have to be for the DWP to ask us to risk our lives ?

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(firstly, a quick, but heartfelt THANK YOU to those essential workers who have been risking their lives in this emergency.  I salute them all.)

The current suspension of Work Search is only until the 29th June (afaik).  No doubt the government are waiting for Death counts to come down, but at this rate, they won't hit zero until the end of July, IF they ever hit zero...


Further, if the numbers from Beijing this week are to be believed, the second wave could hit in very, very little time after the first, and with just as little warning, and when it does, how many of us are going to be in the open, interviewing with companies who refuse to recruit over Zoom/Skype, and having to get there/back on packed Tubes, buses, waiting in the crowded Reception areas of multi-tenant buildings, many without plastic shielding?  Dozens or possibly hundreds of office staff hurtling around blind corners towards you with no mask, no social distancing?   You know how difficult it is just to go inside the damn supermarket and avoid other shoppers, how the hell are you going to do this in cramped, "open"-plan offices?  


So again - when does it become "acceptable" for the DWP to ask jobseekers to risk our lives?  

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so are you overweight, over 60 and diabetic?

If not you are low risk anyway so lets reverse the thought, why is it unacceptable for the DWP to plan restarting interviews?

What is the risk your refer to, not the general hazard but a properly calculated risk that assesses your own health but also the actual conditions that will be prevalent when you start this exercise. you mention a number of possibilities but the actual chances of you catching the virus by the scenarios mentioned are about 50% less than your normal day to day activity at present.


Look at the big DIY chains refusing to take cash because of the possibility of contamination of banknotes and coins. This was mooted on Mar 8th but by Mar 31st the research into pathways of infection had shown that not one person actually became ill because of touching money ( worldwide). the shops were still shut for another month after this was publicised but they still want to go cash free. this has nothing to do with Covid, it is all abut saving money  by not handling and banking cash  and harvesting customer data gleaned from the card processing agencies and everyone happily goes along with this deception.


Where I live there is an above average number of eldery people but we have one of the lowest infection and death rates in the country and that is down to economic reasons, all of our eldery and ill are generally well off so not crammed together in poor conditions etc.

This is not a one size fits all pandemic as the govt and others like to portray it as, 96% of the dead in the UK were living on borrowed time anyway thanks to modern medicine.

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19 minutes ago, ericsbrother said:

so are you overweight, over 60 and diabetic?

If not you are low risk anyway so lets reverse the thought, 

Yes, no, and I hope not.  No, let's not "reverse the thought", let's address the risk.  

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NHS info




From what I hear, DWP will start to look to add claimant commitments to search for work from 1st July.  I doubt any phone appointments to sort out the commitments will take place in the near future, as there are now over 5 million Universal Credit claims, so Job Centres are going to have plenty of work to do.  And the Summer holiday season is only weeks away, so less staff. 


 They should consider current health circumstances  as well as any caring responsibilities.  And most forms of contact will be via the journal and phone.


Employers will also be conducting most job applications and interviewing online and by phone.  At the moment, due to the Covid-19 health & safety measures implemented in most work places, they don't want people visiting their buildings unless it is absolutely necessary.  

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It's coming soon but will roll out to new claims first that have been made after 16/03. No exact date as yet, but next week if not week after.

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I was on UC in late March, and recently received some quite non-committal message that the commitments would be returning, but no indication when.  


If I remember correctly the expectation was that we could find at least one job per day to which to apply, or some such nonsense.   Given that the government can only guess how many workplaces will be safe : 

1) to commute to/from at the time of job application;

2) to work in at the time of job application;   

3) to commute to/from at the date of starting a job ;

4) to work in at the date of starting a job, 
5) to commute to/from at the date permanent WFH is dropped;

6) to work in at the date permanent WFH is dropped, 


and given that we have lost 20% of our economy, I fail to see how they can both reasonably and immediately mandate any minimum figure of jobs we must apply for whilst this virus just killed over 135 people in the UK (stats released today).  That is only down from 155 last week, and about 175 a fortnight back.   At this rate it will be another 7 weeks MINIMUM before the mortality rate is zero - if it ever reaches zero before the inevitable second wave.  

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@Jaybee in CF Claimant commitments are agreed between yourself and the Job Centre Work Coach.  So you will be able to discuss the local jobs market, transport available and all of the local issues.


As it is a two way constructive relationship, you can research all of the relevant information, so when you have your claimant commitment agreed,  the information you have obtained can be considered.  







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