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Free Safe and Well Visit from Your local Fire Service to include Free smoke alarm (if required) and fire assessment.
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Found 16th NovFound 16th Nov
The link takes you to West Yorkshire. Use this LINK to find Yours. Home Fire Risk Assessment visits are carried out by operational crews, they are completely free and you may … Read more

heat from me as ,we have had firemen come give advise and fit firealarms they even fitted one above my sons bed as he is deaf
Edited by: "missismop" 11 h, 47 m ago

Malachi_X9 h, 13 m ago

Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include …Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include installing as many smoke alarms as your home requires for free


Exactly ...

As the OP said "Home Fire Risk Assessment".


So what's a work based wotnots got to do with anything?, lol.

Malachi_X14 m ago

If you hadn't already guessed my occupation, we provide home fire safety …If you hadn't already guessed my occupation, we provide home fire safety visits and provide free smoke alarms multiple times on a daily basis. When a home needs a smoke alarm (and sometimes co alarms) we provide and fit them free of chargeSo now you've heard from a firefighter, Gov.uk website, and various fire service websites.If you had a bad experience with your service during a visit or didn't understand the information they provided then you must get back in touch with them, but going online and saying "they don't provide alarms, no" is totally wrong and misleading and could prevent people from inquiring with potentially terrible consequences


Must be a rarety then.

dawyldthing11 m ago

As you're giving people false hope that they will give them out for free. …As you're giving people false hope that they will give them out for free. Do it then come back - i bet I'm righ

If you hadn't already guessed my occupation, we provide home fire safety visits and provide free smoke alarms multiple times on a daily basis. When a home needs a smoke alarm (and sometimes co alarms) we provide and fit them free of charge

So now you've heard from a firefighter, Gov.uk website, and various fire service websites.

If you had a bad experience with your service during a visit or didn't understand the information they provided then you must get back in touch with them, but going online and saying "they don't provide alarms, no" is totally wrong and misleading and could prevent people from inquiring with potentially terrible consequences

Malachi_X10 m ago

Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they …Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they fit more?



Malachi_X10 m ago

Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they …Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they fit more?


As you're giving people false hope that they will give them out for free. Do it then come back - i bet I'm righ
Loophole to get an extra £1000 in your Lifetime ISA
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Found 14th NovFound 14th Nov
This is quite specific but if you’re transferring from a Help to Buy ISA to a Lifetime ISA you could pocket an extra £1,000 from the government if you make the switch before April … Read more
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Chiptivo1 m ago

Hmmm, bit of a risk hanging on until March in case they withdraw due to …Hmmm, bit of a risk hanging on until March in case they withdraw due to demand..



Yep, I'm transferring next month

Mikey161013 m ago

Not for cash, there's no other providers offering them as they're worried …Not for cash, there's no other providers offering them as they're worried about another mis-selling scandal.There are providers offering stocks and shares lifetime ISAs but these aren't suitable for short term savers and should only be used for people using the lifetime ISA to save for their pension imo.


Hmmm, bit of a risk hanging on until March in case they withdraw due to demand..

Chiptivo6 m ago

Any other providers worth looking at?



Not for cash, there's no other providers offering them as they're worried about another mis-selling scandal.
There are providers offering stocks and shares lifetime ISAs but these aren't suitable for short term savers and should only be used for people using the lifetime ISA to save for their pension imo.
Edited by: "Mikey1610" 16th Nov

Mikey161015 m ago

Skipton


Any other providers worth looking at?

Thank you Mikey1610 for your help with this
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Marriage allowance - claim upto £230 and claim back for two years. Now its all you need is a wife
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Found 11th NovFound 11th Nov
Apply for Marriage Allowance Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,150 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This can reduce their tax by up t… Read more

A further bonus is that if you practice polygamy or polyandry, you get this allowance for EACH SPOUSE, ie the allowances stack! As I have ten wives, I get £2300 extra tax free! Quick, befiore this loophole is spotted!

Believe me it's a trap

DocRobotnik4 h, 19 m ago

I get that, I just don't see why people who are in committed relationships …I get that, I just don't see why people who are in committed relationships for a sustained period of time are not able to receive it, when someone who married a month after meeting someone is.


Anyone's eligible if they register. It's for people who register.

I don't know why this isn't registering with you. I have met people who say similar things to what you've written here - they seem to take some sort of bizarre pride in (thinking they're) sticking it to the man by refusing to get married, but (somewhat ironically) it seems to be all about what other people think.

But I'm not sure how else the government is supposed to accept that you've coupled...? What's your solution for this situation? What would you like to see changed, specifically? Any two adults on the electoral roll at the same address automatically get registered as a couple, regardless?

Or maybe the simplest solution would be: you could just tell the government that you're coupled? They'll probably have you fill out a form, just so they've got the information in their system for cases like this. Indeed, I think that there's some sort of office where you can register this information!

BetaRomeo8 h, 2 m ago

Err... who said anything about "ceremony". Or "proving" anything? Why do …Err... who said anything about "ceremony". Or "proving" anything? Why do you care so much about the values other people put on this registration?There's the opportunity for saving money if you take the time to register. It's as simple as that.

I get that, I just don't see why people who are in committed relationships for a sustained period of time are not able to receive it, when someone who married a month after meeting someone is.

It's not about promoting healthy, family units. It's about promoting an institution.

DocRobotnik8 h, 53 m ago

If we're serious about each other, we don't need an outdated ceremony to …If we're serious about each other, we don't need an outdated ceremony to prove it.


Err... who said anything about "ceremony". Or "proving" anything? Why do you care so much about the values other people put on this registration?

There's the opportunity for saving money if you take the time to register. It's as simple as that.
Tax relief for employees uniforms work clothing and tools
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Found 11th NovFound 11th Nov
https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/uniforms-work-clothing-and-tools You may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of: repairing or replacing small tools you ne… Read more

Does anyone have a template typed up for this rebate? Something which we could all use which has worked before? Please comment if you can help or advise

Are you able to claim on clothes bought for work? For example a smart dress code

I don't wear a uniform to work but I still need to wash and iron the clothes I wear, don't really see the difference for the laundry tax rebate. It's not like those who don't have a uniform rock up in dirty never cleaned stuff.

Not a dig at anyone claiming, if I could then I would. I just don't get why the government see it as an extra cost to get tax relief on

frakison4 h, 16 m ago

Can you retype that with less errors and perhaps a little grammar as with …Can you retype that with less errors and perhaps a little grammar as with the majority of your ramblings, it makes NO sense


Yeah because it includes words you don’t understand, to many tax and accounting terms in there for you to comprehend and you also don’t get sarcasm either. Oh well.

Good night my friend putting you on mute can’t be bothered with someone like you any more and in all of the years I have never done that. You win a prize. You really aren’t a nice person go and troll someone else.
Edited by: "eslick" 12th Nov

eslick45 m ago

. looking at your other replies on here you got someone to not avoid you …. looking at your other replies on here you got someone to not avoid you but keep discussing where others used avoidance tactic to give you a wide birth, guess I gave you to many allowances but should have simply avoided you. Maybe I should just evade you full stop but maybe you would prefer avoidance rather than evasion or we could just use creative accounting and just press the mute button. Either way I can avoid talking with you again. Allowances avoidance is legal evasion is not but you looking for an argument well that’s just GAAP standards.


Can you retype that with less errors and perhaps a little grammar as with the majority of your ramblings, it makes NO sense
Warm Home Discount Scheme 2017/2018
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31/03/2018Expires on 31/03/2018Found 5th NovFound 5th Nov
**Please check if you are eligible for this scheme** You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2017 to 2018 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money isn’t pai… Read more

Fertiliser34 m ago

Utter rubbish. This has nothing to do with tariffs. Energy companies pay …Utter rubbish. This has nothing to do with tariffs. Energy companies pay for the whd themselves - they are forced to do so by government. If you are eligible you should apply as soon as possible because once your energy company has identified enough of their customers who meet the eligibility criteria to satisfy the government set target they stop their scheme and you will miss out. Because the energy companies fund this themselves it is NOT a scam and is NOT funded by ta


Yes, well done for pointing this out, 2 weeks later after it's already been said.
Though you are wrong, where do you think the money comes from?
It didn' literally come from someone's back pocket but is a forced scheme and that cost to energy supplier comes from full paying customers.
Not complaining as I get this discount being low income disabled etc but it's hardly fair is it on full paying people. Separate convo mind.

robo9895th Nov

No point signing up for this unless you sign up with a supplier before …No point signing up for this unless you sign up with a supplier before March but after new year.Reason being is all deals expire after a year and you'll then go on a scrappy tariff unless you want another year by which time there won't be any decent offers and you won' get the discount.No energy provider pays this out before late feb/March for applications from previous year.It's just a big scam at tax payers expense in all honesty.


Utter rubbish. This has nothing to do with tariffs. Energy companies pay for the whd themselves - they are forced to do so by government. If you are eligible you should apply as soon as possible because once your energy company has identified enough of their customers who meet the eligibility criteria to satisfy the government set target they stop their scheme and you will miss out. Because the energy companies fund this themselves it is NOT a scam and is NOT funded by ta

vtec6th Nov

Anyone?

They'll need to reapply to new firm and explain that they've just moved , hope they get it pal

Hotlipz6th Nov

When did the sign up for this open?


Companies usually accept applications from approx. June/July/August (it varies each year as well as varying between Suppliers) and some allow you to register your interest earlier than this and will then notify you the date from which you can apply. Applications close approx. September/October but may be as late as November; it's always worth contacting your current supplier to see when their application window is. If changing Supplier; and you are eligible for Warm Home Discount; always check they are part of this scheme or you will miss out and if you've applied with one Supplier; don't change to another Supplier until you've received your W.H.D or you won't get it. The only exception to this is if you change to another Supplier that offers W.H.D and they are still accepting applications.

bigwheels15 h, 3 m ago

I though that all suppliers had to refund any ammount of credit you have …I though that all suppliers had to refund any ammount of credit you have once you have given a meter read and been billed.If you ask for it that is.


You would think so wouldn't you, but I've found that's not always the case. As Warm Home Discount is money credited to you from your Supplier and not money that you have actually paid into your account; some Suppliers tend to treat it differently and want it to stay in your account to be used for your heating etc. or will only refund any remaining credit once your Winter bill has been paid. Some Companies refuse point blank to refund any Warm Home Discount and it doesn't matter what time of year you ask for it. My friend has a prepayment meter with Ovo for gas and electric and when he asked if and when he could have a partial refund; he was refused and on querying it and stating that other Suppliers refunded it; he was told no. So in theory the only way he could have had a refund from them would have been to change his Supplier and then they would have no choice but to refund any credit in his account.
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Free "MOT Due" reminder using GOV website
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Found 27th OctFound 27th Oct
All you need is the registration of your car and your email address (you will need to confirm the email they send you after registering). You will then get an reminder email a mon… Read more

Thank goodness, didn't know about this. Thanks

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mtcerio23 h, 23 m ago

this keeps coming up every second week or so. How can this be a deal? It's …this keeps coming up every second week or so. How can this be a deal? It's an email reminder.


Last posted 2 months ago

Thanks for this. Useful

Thanks for this!

Good idea, have signed up to text alert. Thanks. Could have been doing with this recently.

Missus car was 3 days over due as I have recently moved house and the reminder went to the old house even though I have a redirection set up. Thanks royal mail.
Unclaimed estates list
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Found 8th OctFound 8th Oct
Have you got millions sat around waiting for you? Check out the government list and see if there is anyone you could be linked to!! https://www.gov.uk/guidance/make-a-claim-to-a-… Read more

BLOSSOM1439th Oct

That house! Omg I would love that!



Me too.....until I thought about hoovering it.

cikki1008th Oct

How do they check if someone is linked to the deceased


You have to prove it with birth and marriage certificates, by researching your family tree.

fireman12 h, 9 m ago

Interesting that the only thing I can't find on the link is an actual list!


You have to download the .csv file

Interesting that the only thing I can't find on the link is an actual list!

Suspended

BLOSSOM14310 h, 20 m ago

That house! Omg I would love that!


It is mine I just checked
Free audiobooks / ebooks / e-magazines from public libraries
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Found 3rd OctFound 3rd Oct
This type of thing has been going free for yonks, so I'm surprised it's not been previously posted. Here goes... Manchester Library (and many other nation wide libraries, no doubt… Read more

Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds libraries (so presumably nationwide) give free access to Naxos Music Library (online music streaming) which is a surprisingly impressive selection of classical albums. It's not only from the Naxos label, but includes most of the major labels as well. For classical music it includes almost everything that Spotify has, but much better organized & easier to search.

penfoldstuart3 h, 35 m ago

East Sussex give you cycling weekly radio times what's on tv there's about …East Sussex give you cycling weekly radio times what's on tv there's about 50 titles


Do they have Grammar And Punctuation Weekly?

I’ve got a choice of magazines from 2013 (Grimsby, Lincolnshire) I’m guessing they don’t make newer editions available?

Yeah, it has been posted before. Just the search function on this new HUKD redesign is crap.

East Sussex give you cycling weekly radio times what's on tv there's about 50 titles
Free Dog Microchipping in Wolverhampton  - Saturday 23 September
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Found 15th SepFound 15th Sep
Dog owners can get their pets microchipped for free at an event being held in the City of Wolverhampton. RSPCA Stafford, Wolverhampton and District Branch are working in partner… Read more

Do they have alot of dogs in Wolverhampton?

Heat added. Wood Green Animal Shelter have dog MOT's coming up for only £5 if anyone interested . eventbrite.co.uk/e/d…990

Love the pic

Yes Heat Beautiful Dog

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Warm Home Discount Scheme Now Live From Energy Providers Listed Below
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Found 8th SepFound 8th Sep
Warm Home Discount Scheme £140.00 I have just made a clain today for a disabled friend with British Gas / Sainsburys Energy as their scheme went live on the 01/09/2017. I am ad… Read more

Tyseyh2 h, 52 m ago

I'm not sure if you're aware so I'd like to mention two things.First off, …I'm not sure if you're aware so I'd like to mention two things.First off, the WHD isn't actually "supplied" by any energy company. It's a DWP/Government scheme. So all that happens is you call up a supplier, say I want this and they'll go through some questions etc etc as you know, that gets sent off to the DWP automatically then they do what they need to do. All checks etc and then credit your account with the money.So , the Goodwill that they offered was actually pretty good as they didn't need to.. although I do agree that they should have offered the full £140 when you had proof. Also, the Ombudsman, you couldn't take a complaint to them anyway. You need to have a complaint open for 56 days and if it's not been resolved you can then take it to them.( I work for a supplier ) I hope I don't sound snotty about this, it's not my intention if so.It's just good to pass on info, especially when you know it "from the inside"


Appreciate the information. Just to be clear, the matter has been resolved. BG applied £140 to my dads account. I've now switched since the collective fixed price had expired.

j484rkh4n8th Sep

Was it British Gas by any chance? This happened to me to, At first they …Was it British Gas by any chance? This happened to me to, At first they claim not to receive any paperwork. Despite me having proof that i did apply. They offered £50, then £75 and when i showed them the letter from the government explaining that my father was entitled. BG changed their mind and offered £140, cheeky. I'm might put in a complain in how they handle my application to the Ombudsman. No indication that the application process was being handled by the third party despite getting replies from BG on their headed paper.



I'm not sure if you're aware so I'd like to mention two things.
First off, the WHD isn't actually "supplied" by any energy company. It's a DWP/Government scheme. So all that happens is you call up a supplier, say I want this and they'll go through some questions etc etc as you know, that gets sent off to the DWP automatically then they do what they need to do. All checks etc and then credit your account with the money.
So , the Goodwill that they offered was actually pretty good as they didn't need to.. although I do agree that they should have offered the full £140 when you had proof.

Also, the Ombudsman, you couldn't take a complaint to them anyway. You need to have a complaint open for 56 days and if it's not been resolved you can then take it to them.

( I work for a supplier )

I hope I don't sound snotty about this, it's not my intention if so.
It's just good to pass on info, especially when you know it "from the inside"

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laudan10th Oct

For those who had to ring British Gas/Sainsbury's to confirm entitlement …For those who had to ring British Gas/Sainsbury's to confirm entitlement when the on line form said you were not entitled. Have you received anything in writing to confirm you qualify?



I have been claiming this for my disabled friend for 4 years now with sainsburys and never got any kind of paper work from them. Only a miscellaneous adjustment on her bill in December of £140.00.
If you get paperwork its probably a check to see if your entitled to it.
Did you claim online ?
If so ring sainsburys and ask for the outcome
If you called up. As I did, they said all was Ok and gone through.
Hope this helps

For those who had to ring British Gas/Sainsbury's to confirm entitlement when the on line form said you were not entitled. Have you received anything in writing to confirm you qualify?

irishsea10th Sep

Ing minimadtrixExactly, my partner had a breakdown plus mental health …Ing minimadtrixExactly, my partner had a breakdown plus mental health issues and is seen as not able to work. Doesn't get ANYTHING from ESA because I make too much when I'm making less than £1000 a month paying rent and supporting two people and was in my own industrial accident 3 years ago but had to keep working as we were denied everything for help. Seems a bit of a P!$$ take really. She was even denied dla as she couldn't prove she had mental health issues when the Dr was saying yes she does. Maybe if her head was detached then they would then care to see.Yet my next door neighbour the drunk has lived off the dole for the past 20 years and doesn't even know how much his rent is and laughs about it.

It's maybe because it's for people on low incomes
Marriage Allowance £230 a year plus £400+ cash back if not claimed in last 2 years
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Found 1st SepFound 1st Sep
Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,150 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This can reduce their tax by up to £230 every tax year (6 April to … Read more

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Cheque received and banked!! Happy days

steford32 m ago

Took 2 weeks for mine to come but £400 cheque arrived today. Nice.



nice result!

Took 2 weeks for mine to come but £400 cheque arrived today. Nice.

Married couples in UK are collectively ignoring £1.3bn-worth of tax breaks
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borat123411th Sep

Had a letter from HMRC today saying they owed me £211 for the 2015-2016 …Had a letter from HMRC today saying they owed me £211 for the 2015-2016 financial year. It nothing for 2016-2017? Do they send separate letters for each year, or have they made a mistake and missed the 2016-2017 year?


The years are done separately. I've had my repayment made direct into my bank account for the 2016/17 tax year, and am waiting for the outcome of the 2015/16 claim. My tax code for the current year has been adjusted.
Free 'MOT due' reminder via email using GOV website (new service)
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Found 30th AugFound 30th Aug
From what I recall this used to cost something like £1.50 for a reminder text. I see now that you can register online and get a free reminder email. This should come in handy to th… Read more

Well worth doing!

Angri5th Sep

Hmm - You're incorrect I'm afraid. If your car requires a valid MOT …Hmm - You're incorrect I'm afraid. If your car requires a valid MOT certificate, and you haven't got one, then your insurance is almost certainly invalidated. If one is then involved in an accident with another car/pedestrian/cyclist (for example) - then your insurers will invoke the issue that your car was not proven to be roadworthy, and will not pay out your insurance claim or costs. If there are personal injuries to any party, then the driver of the non-MOT'd car will be liable, and that can run into many 10's of £thousands. (Even if the accident is not your fault, it may still cost you eyewatering sums!)


I suggest you do some research. It's not the case.

The new guidance from FO even removes their allowance to deduct a set amount for non MOT following an accident.

Also liability does not come down to MOT or no MOT.

Here's an example why you are wrong, it's perfectly legal to drive to a prebooked MOT without an MOT - if you crash you're not automatically uninsured.
Edited by: "masekwm" 7th Sep

masekwm30th Aug

Why's that then? No MOT doesn't mean no insurance



Hmm - You're incorrect I'm afraid. If your car requires a valid MOT certificate, and you haven't got one, then your insurance is almost certainly invalidated. If one is then involved in an accident with another car/pedestrian/cyclist (for example) - then your insurers will invoke the issue that your car was not proven to be roadworthy, and will not pay out your insurance claim or costs. If there are personal injuries to any party, then the driver of the non-MOT'd car will be liable, and that can run into many 10's of £thousands. (Even if the accident is not your fault, it may still cost you eyewatering sums!)

1mark30th Aug

Thanks!! Also there is an app on android called Vehicle Smart its pretty …Thanks!! Also there is an app on android called Vehicle Smart its pretty good and sends push notifications through for the MOST & Tax dates link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jvelimited.vehiclesmart[Image] Also like to mention the notifications are not automatically set up!!! You must add the car to your garage then scroll to the end of the bar ( see pic) to my services in order to setup tax& mot push notifications



That's a great app that I've been using for a while. I think you can enter up to 3 (or 5?) cars with the free version but if you want keep tabs on multiple vehicles it's well worth the one off fee of £1.99 to upgrade to full version.

Previously I signed up for this... sold my car... 9 months later I got a text saying MOT is due and it cost £1.50... Thanks!
Warm Energy Discount Scheme is back for winter 2017/18 £140 for eligible customers
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Found 31st JulFound 31st Jul
If eligible the £140 is credited to your electric account. What kind of heating you have does not affect eligibility . Please share far and wide get the help to those who need it m… Read more

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just a weekly reminder people who aint applied yet can still apply for this year

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a wee reminder for anyone who thinks they are eligible to make sure they claim the post gets lost if i dont bring it back into conversation now and then hope everyone is having a great day

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moh22315th Sep

My mum's warm home discount was added which is great. Initially got a …My mum's warm home discount was added which is great. Initially got a letter from energy supplier to say couldn't get it, but received a letter today to say that mum has pension credit so it is given automatically. Thanks.


delighted to have helped.. hope everyone has applied now and if not there is still time

My mum's warm home discount was added which is great. Initially got a letter from energy supplier to say couldn't get it, but received a letter today to say that mum has pension credit so it is given automatically. Thanks.

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louiselouise6th Sep

Haven't read through the thread..but just to say that British Gas now …Haven't read through the thread..but just to say that British Gas now gives you the option to put the Warm Home Discount amount on your Gas or Electricity (before they could only credit your Electricity account - which is strange if you have gas central heating, like my mum does!).So that's a welcome change

thanks for the information
FREE BUS TRAVEL IN WALES AT WEEKENDS
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05/05/2018Expires on 05/05/2018Found 6th JulFound 6th Jul
Free weekend bus travel for everyone on TrawsCymru from now (July 2017) until May 2018 as part of a Welsh Government pilot to stimulate bus use The pilot, which will apply to all … Read more

Awesome just seen this will use to get to Barmouth. thanks

118luke

Scotland Get Free Prescriptions and UniversityWales Gets free bus … Scotland Get Free Prescriptions and UniversityWales Gets free bus Travel,What do England and NI get?(Not a dig - I'm Glad that Welsh residents are getting a good freebie. Wish the rest of the Kingdom were too!)



Do ewe mean to say ewe are jealous ?
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I understand that over 60's in Scotland also get free bus travel any and … I understand that over 60's in Scotland also get free bus travel any and every day of the week! Just saying!!


As we do in Wales. This is why this offer is better for Under 60's as we oldies already got free bus travel.

Northerndave

Being English this really annoys me that my taxes go to subsidise … Being English this really annoys me that my taxes go to subsidise Wales/Scotland/N Irelands free giveaways, yet we get nothing.


Well, this is only England, but personally I'd think about where to really be angry at: London gets £5426 per capita public money spent on infrastructure

Somehow doubt we can scratch that even if it is free every weekend.

118luke

Scotland Get Free Prescriptions and UniversityWales Gets free bus … Scotland Get Free Prescriptions and UniversityWales Gets free bus Travel,What do England and NI get?(Not a dig - I'm Glad that Welsh residents are getting a good freebie. Wish the rest of the Kingdom were too!)



Northerndave

Being English this really annoys me that my taxes go to subsidise … Being English this really annoys me that my taxes go to subsidise Wales/Scotland/N Irelands free giveaways, yet we get nothing.



Came here just to find two comments like this

Insert gratuitous happy "because he gets free bus a weekend" sheep picture here
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Download and read scores of top UK magazines & Comics for free every month
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Found 18th MayFound 18th May
Libraries in several parts of the UK allow residents to access loads of top UK magazines every month (172 currently available) using the Zinio App for android or iOS and also … Read more

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not sure that magazines would work well on e-ink displays

Wish there wwas for ebook readers hate reading on led screens

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There is now a new rbdigital app that is much better - it lets you browse the magazines within the app and download them for reading. Link for Android AppLink for iOS App

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teerex

Thanks. Is there a link that gives all participating libraries


Unfortunately not, but I have added lots of links in the original post. Please let me know if when you check your local library they offer the service and I will add the link.

brilliant! Thx OP
Create a Lasting Power of Attorney online was £110 now £82. Free for some! @ GOV.UK
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Found 19th AprFound 19th Apr
"A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the 'donor') choose trusted people ('attorneys') to make decisions on your behalf. An LPA is mainly used if y… Read more

Appears to only be England and Wales

Could anybody answer my question please? I am definitely going to set one up as have meant to for some time. My child is only 13 but I would like her to be one of the attorneys when she comes of age. Until then it will have to be my sisters. Can you change who the attorneys are later on when the original ones ate still alive?

poundshopper

Definitely not too late. the key thing is that there is a section that … Definitely not too late. the key thing is that there is a section that confirms that an idependant advocate has had a conversation with your dad and explained what a the power is. As long as your dad has capacity to understand it willl be OK. No-one is going to ring him up and start cross questioning him. Capacity issue would only be a problem if someone was going to challenge the decisions you make so in most cases the donor can be in a quite an advanced state of dementia and still have capacity to understand



Thanks for your reply.
I'll speak with my mother, perhaps his GP would be the best person to advise on this

zonecrew

My dad has Parkinsons disease and is showing the early signs of dementia. … My dad has Parkinsons disease and is showing the early signs of dementia. Does anybody know if its now too late to get one drawn up for him? Should have sorted this years ago


Definitely not too late. the key thing is that there is a section that confirms that an idependant advocate has had a conversation with your dad and explained what a the power is. As long as your dad has capacity to understand it willl be OK. No-one is going to ring him up and start cross questioning him. Capacity issue would only be a problem if someone was going to challenge the decisions you make so in most cases the donor can be in a quite an advanced state of dementia and still have capacity to understand

zonecrew

Thanks a lot for the reply Robbo11Hand on heart its probably a little bit … Thanks a lot for the reply Robbo11Hand on heart its probably a little bit too late for him, thankfully mums still alive so no great panic as yet. Just kicking myself i didnt get this in place years ago.



No problem mate. My pleasure. I was just sorry to hear about your father as I know from experience the impact a parent's ill health has on the whole family.
Free parking in Westminster London. for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles
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Thought I would post this as a lot of people don't realise it, not only is congestion charge free, you can also park for free in Westminster Combustion engine drivers have to pay … Read more

Uns

I'm afraid that this a myth.See the wiki article for a comprenhensive … I'm afraid that this a myth.See the wiki article for a comprenhensive debunking.The key point is that even if the electricity is generated using fossil fuels the lifetime environmental impacts are far less for electric cars compared to pertrol/disel cars. Additionally as we continue to decarbonise the grid (already roughly 25% renewable) the environmental impacts will only get lower.The battery concern is valid, but overrated and there are plenty of people looking in to way to recycle electric car batteries.



Except this renewable is virgin wood pellets shipped from the other side of the world such as USA. Crazy.

Aeschylus

Sorry? can you explain?



:-)

Not plugin,

Original Poster

hak06

Does it applies to Toyota Auris hybrid with 90gm emissions



DO you plug in? if not then no

Does it applies to Toyota Auris hybrid with 90gm emissions
HMRC Tax/National Insurance/Pension Access
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Stumbled across this whilst trying to change the address which HMRC have registered for me. I didn't know it existed so thought it might be helpful to others too... You need to fi… Read more

I signed up for this a few months ago. But now when i enter my log in and password its coming up invalid with no way of resetting. I am 100% sure that the log in details are correct

maddogb

had so much of a nightmare with the gateway idea not recognising password … had so much of a nightmare with the gateway idea not recognising password etc gave up in the end..



Same for me too..

I already knew about this, but it's a useful reminder and a good idea for people that don't want to search back through over five months of posts in case some one else has done it. Something like this can be posted 2-3 times a year.

stevetheman

I would want to scare myself with what my pension is worth.



I paid into a work-related (University) pension scheme for nearly 8 years and on the site, it says that the private pension is only worth £6.62 a week.
Marriage Tax Break £432
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Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you. This reduces their tax by up to £220 in… Read more

smidgedacat

\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of … \x09\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you.This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. You can calculate how much tax you’ll pay as a couple.If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015 to 2016 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6 April 2015 and reduce the tax paid by up to £432.Who can applyYou can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply: you’re married or in a civil partnership you don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000 your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000You can still apply for Marriage Allowance if you or your partner: are currently receiving a pension live abroad - as long as you get a Personal Allowance.If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for Married Couple’s Allowance instead.\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09

smidgedacat

Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal … Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner - if they earn more than you.This reduces their tax by up to £220 in the tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).To benefit as a couple, you (as the lower earner) must have an income of £11,000 or less. You can calculate how much tax you’ll pay as a couple.If you were eligible for Marriage Allowance in the 2015 to 2016 tax year, you can backdate your claim to 6 April 2015 and reduce the tax paid by up to £432.Who can applyYou can get Marriage Allowance if all the following apply: you’re married or in a civil partnership you don’t earn anything or your income is under £11,000 your partner’s income is between £11,001 and £43,000You can still apply for Marriage Allowance if you or your partner: are currently receiving a pension live abroad - as long as you get a Personal Allowance.If you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you might benefit more as a couple by applying for Married Couple’s Allowance instead.

If i wear normal "street" clothes to work can i claim as obviously I have to replace them after so many times ive work them ?

The only real way I see any benefit of this is if your low earning partner works one day a week for 11 grand. Any more than that with even 2 days childcare and you may as well stay at home!
11k a year is about 200 a week, take off 3 days care at 50 a day and your at 50. take off 40 quid fuel or travelling cost to get there and and back were at 10 quid a week, don't forget to minus a bit for food and expenses and you can sit back at the end of your working week knowing it's all been worth it for the £1 in your pocket!

thanks