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SMI Exempt from Council Tax (Not Commonly Known)
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Found 4th Dec 2017Found 4th Dec 2017
People who are severely mentally impaired aren’t included when working out Council Tax. You also aren’t included if you’re a live-in carer looking after someone who isn’t your par… Read more

Severe mental impairment and mental illness aren't the same things, it refers to an organic disorder that can't be faked. I do t think people with Down's syndrome are faking it. Do you? Those of you who are so cynical then you fail to understand what an organic mental disorder is. Maybe you don't just want to know.
For those cynics, have you ever considered the fact that not every disabled person working a con. There are many who would give anything not have their disorders.
Sometimes people need to be thankful of what they have and forget their envy and fears just become others get something they don't get.
Be thankful that you don't qualify for this allowance
It's not a benefit anyway, it's what is called a disregard.

m4rky201110 h, 36 m ago

Not really a deal.... just a “how” you can claim more benefits!


As I understand it, this is not a benefit, it is an exemption.
In addition, medical evidence has to be provided, so not everyone can be granted this.

Many deserving people with physical and mental health issues are been denied PIP ect every week because they are to ill to go through the difficult system of getting a claim accepted. sad

Dan_Monkfield-105029320434 h, 53 m ago

I think Channel 5 and ITV more than do that. They day channel 5 runs out …I think Channel 5 and ITV more than do that. They day channel 5 runs out of tv series to make, the day we have reach the right balance on benefits.


Dan_Monkfield-10502932043 wrote:
I think Channel 5 and ITV more than do that. They day channel 5 runs out of tv series to make, the day we have reach the right balance on benefits.

Agreed.

Surely we’re due a raft of programmes with titles such as “Tax Dodger Street”, “Paradise Papers and Proud” and “The Great British Expenses Handout”.

Let me add my 2 pence, my son is disabled and I will give back every penny and some that we have received so far to have him healthy and well. As for the one cheating the system, yes i totally agree they should be punish with the full weight of the law
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Married tax allowance up to £662 a year now extended to widows/widowers
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Found 30th Nov 2017Found 30th Nov 2017
Hey everyone…. I really hope this doesn’t apply to too many of you but the Budget last week included some small print which extended the married person’s tax allowance to people wh… Read more
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bebetositu30th Nov

"The marriage tax allowance (MTA) started on 6 April 2015. It was …"The marriage tax allowance (MTA) started on 6 April 2015. It was worth:£212 in year 1£220 in year 2 £230 in year 3"Does it mean the first year is for the earning from April 2014 to April 2015?£212 in year 1 = April 2014/April 2015£220 in year 2 = April 2015/April 2016 £230 in year 3 = April 2016/April 2017


No, Marriage Allowance came into play from 6th April 2015. You haven’t included this current tax year (2017/2018). This is the £230 benefit.
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rob5ta1 h, 26 m ago

<br>who said anything about struggling? I'm trying to point out that there …<br>who said anything about struggling? I'm trying to point out that there is a vast difference between someone who earns 50k and someone who earns over 100k. Both pay the same tax level. Never once have I pleaded poverty. For you and everyone else who continues to judge, I'm very sorry for earning that amount and having an opinion. if you earned that much you would welcome a 40% taxation I'm sure.<br>

People don't earn good money by accident they work hard and earn it. Compared to us that don't work hard and earn less? Your words not mine, you earned the right to pay more taxes so no need to cry about it. And actually earning that much I'd welcome that much taxation because that means I'd be able to give my family even more then I am now.

Because to me every penny I earn goes towards them if I have a say in it.

I'm not jealous I've been on all sides of the scales the have too much to know what to do with and the not know how I'm going to eat for the week. I've had 3 motorcycles and two cars and a paid for house for one person, to moving to a different country and trying to get by. If I have learned anything is no matter what step of the ladder your on your going to think your the one getting shafted.

Actually someone earning over £100k has an effective tax rate of 60% on some of their income

irishsea1 h, 27 m ago

Really? 52k isn't a lot? Lol come to my world, I support myself and my …Really? 52k isn't a lot? Lol come to my world, I support myself and my partner on less then £15k a year. I've worked my ass off since I was 15, I just happened to move countries so my degree doesn't mean doodles here where in my home country I lived very well. Don't think that because people earn less they haven't had the educational training or aren't willing to put in the had work.A year and a half ago I was making £36k a year until my knee was ripped twice over the course of 6 months at my job. I can no longer do that line of work so I took what I could do.Just because someone earns less doesn't mean they workless or should have less pride in their job. Good for you that you make 52k a year, but really if your struggling on that and I'm getting by on 15k and supporting 2 people maybe you need to evaluate something.And by the way the only thing I claim is this not tax credits as I earned to much for those. So yeah I get tons of incentives.

<br>who said anything about struggling? I'm trying to point out that there is a vast difference between someone who earns 50k and someone who earns over 100k. Both pay the same tax level. Never once have I pleaded poverty. For you and everyone else who continues to judge, I'm very sorry for earning that amount and having an opinion. if you earned that much you would welcome a 40% taxation I'm sure.<br>

rob5ta1st Dec

<br>You are soooooo wrong here, 52k may sound a lot but in this day and …<br>You are soooooo wrong here, 52k may sound a lot but in this day and age it isnt. I earn a similar amount, and after mortgage, childcare, and bills there isnt a massive amount left to live a comfortable life believe me. Yeah sure its more than others make, but then people who pay 20% tax get way more incentives. In the current climate 40% tax band is way too low and people lose out on incentives because of it. People dont earn good money by accident, they have obviously worked hard to get there and pay their fair share of taxes, more than most. In this kind of salary bracket, the more you earn, the more you are shafted.<br>

Really? 52k isn't a lot? Lol come to my world, I support myself and my partner on less then £15k a year. I've worked my ass off since I was 15, I just happened to move countries so my degree doesn't mean doodles here where in my home country I lived very well. Don't think that because people earn less they haven't had the educational training or aren't willing to put in the had work.

A year and a half ago I was making £36k a year until my knee was ripped twice over the course of 6 months at my job. I can no longer do that line of work so I took what I could do.

Just because someone earns less doesn't mean they workless or should have less pride in their job. Good for you that you make 52k a year, but really if your struggling on that and I'm getting by on 15k and supporting 2 people maybe you need to evaluate something.

And by the way the only thing I claim is this not tax credits as I earned to much for those. So yeah I get tons of incentives.
Stamp Duty SCRAPPED on homes up to 300k for first time buyers starting 22/11/17 (5% between 300-500K)
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Found 22nd Nov 2017Found 22nd Nov 2017
A colleague of mine is currently in the process of buying his first property so this has saved him thousands of pounds! I know a lot of people have said this will only raise house… Read more
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ilc1438 m ago

It worked ! Lovely.


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Pvfc123456789023rd Nov

If they’ve set aside that amount to pay the stamp duty then don’t ask …If they’ve set aside that amount to pay the stamp duty then don’t ask...DEMAND the full amount off the sale price.


It worked ! Lovely.

House prices will go up anyway

Scorpion1 h, 4 m ago

I think this is a very good idea. I know lots of people who have property …I think this is a very good idea. I know lots of people who have property they rent out, they nearly all have small FTB type properties as they tend to generate the best yield. Some of the folks I know have multiple properties on interest only mortgages and are just using them as a source of income rather than traditional savings. I think far higher taxation on those who have BTL properties and increasing interest rates would be a good move. Sure, the very rich who own property outright wouldn't care, but having a BTL is becoming as common as having a PCP car etc.



And where would those who currently rent my properties live if i am forced to sell them? If there are no private rentals, more people would have to try and purchase thereby driving the prices up even further. There is no point increasing supply if demand also goes up in line. I accept your point re empty properties though. But basic economics dictates that the way to drive down costs, including rents, is to greatly increase supply or cut demand. Unless you are advocating reintroducing the Black Death, that means building on a large scale.

Jonnyblock11 h, 3 m ago

Making buy to let less attractive and/or restricting the numbers of …Making buy to let less attractive and/or restricting the numbers of residential property any one individual can own.Taxing landlords more heavily.


I think this is a very good idea. I know lots of people who have property they rent out, they nearly all have small FTB type properties as they tend to generate the best yield. Some of the folks I know have multiple properties on interest only mortgages and are just using them as a source of income rather than traditional savings. I think far higher taxation on those who have BTL properties and increasing interest rates would be a good move. Sure, the very rich who own property outright wouldn't care, but having a BTL is becoming as common as having a PCP car etc.
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 Nov 2017Found 16th Nov 2017
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" 17th Nov 2017

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 Nov 2017Found 14th Nov 2017
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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writergirl7415th Nov 2017

Yep, you need to have deposited the money in the Help To Buy ISA BEFORE …Yep, you need to have deposited the money in the Help To Buy ISA BEFORE April 2017 to benefit from the loophole. Funds deposited after April 2017 can be transferred but will count towards this year's contribution limit.Hope that makes sense.



Calling this deal a 'loophole' is not particularly helpful (or true). It is a deliberate and publically specified mechanism.

It is only of use to those with Help to Buy ISA pre April 2017 so would be more accurately titled "Combine your Help to Buy ISA into the new Lifetime ISA (if you are opening one) [time-limited: 31 March]"

Mikey161016th Nov 2017

There are providers offering stocks and shares lifetime ISAs but these …There are providers offering stocks and shares lifetime ISAs but these aren't suitable for short term savers

I disagree. It depends entirely on the individual.
And with the poor interest rates on the cash Lifetime ISA right now, even the risk-averse individual would be advised to consider S&S (and then maybe choose a low risk investment if they prefer (eg. bond or tracker fund)). The primary focus here (LT ISA) is the bonus, less on the rate of interest on monies added.

Adam0H19th Nov 2017

Next tax year, do you have to wait a whole year to get the bonus, or is it …Next tax year, do you have to wait a whole year to get the bonus, or is it paid on a monthly basis?

In the first year (this financial year , 17/18) it will be paid annually, but from the 2018/19 tax year onwards the bonus is paid every month.
But bear in mind the above - it may be worth keeping your 18/19 £4k (if you have it available) out of the ISA (in someplace with better interest rates) 'til the end of 18/19 (when you put it in the LT ISA at the end of the financial year).
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Next tax year, do you have to wait a whole year to get the bonus, or is it paid on a monthly basis?

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..
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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 Nov 2017Found 11th Nov 2017
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

t.rex12th Nov

If i want to claim my wifes tax free allowance, how do i go about it?

She has to log on to her tax account online and transfer it to you. It only took me about 4min to do mine

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.
Tax relief for employees uniforms work clothing and tools
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Found 11th Nov 2017Found 11th Nov 2017
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
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robpw211th Nov

Tax avoidance Is morally wrong when rich do it and ok when the poor do it

Except when the poor do it its messly few quid which maybe buys a weeks food, when the rich do it they buy cars and houses with it .... Big difference there

Can I claim expense for a laptop on rental income tax?

eslick11th Nov

Fill the form in or call them and see what they say, we get it but it’s b …Fill the form in or call them and see what they say, we get it but it’s been agreed with our union and hmrc even though we don’t have a union in the office we do in the factories and they see it as the same.

Thanks for that I will give it a go.

nokiafusion11th Nov

As long as it has the company logo on you will qualify

Thanks for that.

I will give it a go putting it in.

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
Warm Home Discount Scheme 2017/2018
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31/03/2018Expires on 31/03/2018Found 5th Nov 2017Found 5th Nov 2017
**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

robo98912th Nov

Yes, well done for pointing this out, 2 weeks later after it's already …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.


You'll actually find a large percentage receiving the warm home discount are on prepay tariffs which they are overpaying for the privilege of not having the ability to go in to debt like you can with credit meters. If anything prepay customers are the "full paying people" who energy suppliers profit from the most.

Just like to say thanks to op just had email saying successful and will be credited to my account with OVO within 6 weeks. THANK YOU X

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.


Co-op paid out at start of November.

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
Free "MOT Due" reminder using GOV website
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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.


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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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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
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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!
Free audiobooks / ebooks / e-magazines from public libraries
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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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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
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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

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Warm Home Discount Scheme Now Live From Energy Providers Listed Below
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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
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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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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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Still available folks

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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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Free 'MOT due' reminder via email using GOV website (new service)
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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
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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 2017

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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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

JamesSmith44 m ago

I think the fact you have approval suggest you should not worry about …I think the fact you have approval suggest you should not worry about receiving it. You have that in writing now.What I do is talk to the supplier and get them to keep my direct debit down, even if I'm building a small debt, because the £140 will cancel that out (and isn't taken into account by the computer systems that calculate debit amounts). To date I haven't had a problem with doing that.You might be paying by another method of course.


Yeah I pay by prepayment meter just for my electricity. I don't have any debt on it I just got it in because I was getting behind with payments a few years ago. I think I spend a lot less now then when I paid by direct debit but that might be just my imagination

LeahsMintytoutou23 m ago

Oh really I was thinking I should have had it months ago, thanks for …Oh really I was thinking I should have had it months ago, thanks for answering me. Not so worried now but still a little. I applied last year by post as I had done for a few years and npower lost my paperwork so I had to apply again which I did. Then they said it was too late so I had to struggle even more without that help even though I knew I was entitled to it.


I think the fact you have approval suggest you should not worry about receiving it. You have that in writing now.

What I do is talk to the supplier and get them to keep my direct debit down, even if I'm building a small debt, because the £140 will cancel that out (and isn't taken into account by the computer systems that calculate debit amounts). To date I haven't had a problem with doing that.

You might be paying by another method of course.

JamesSmith1 h, 19 m ago

Can be a slow process but since you are approved you should receive the …Can be a slow process but since you are approved you should receive the payment before the end of March. They do tend to make the payment close as possible to the deadline in my experience.


Oh really I was thinking I should have had it months ago, thanks for answering me. Not so worried now but still a little. I applied last year by post as I had done for a few years and npower lost my paperwork so I had to apply again which I did. Then they said it was too late so I had to struggle even more without that help even though I knew I was entitled to it.

LeahsMintytoutou6 h, 32 m ago

Hey I applied when you first made this post. I got email confirmation …Hey I applied when you first made this post. I got email confirmation saying approved not long after but I've not heard anything since. Do you know how long it takes, sure I should have had it by now


Can be a slow process but since you are approved you should receive the payment before the end of March. They do tend to make the payment close as possible to the deadline in my experience.

sheps19th Oct 2017

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


Hey I applied when you first made this post. I got email confirmation saying approved not long after but I've not heard anything since. Do you know how long it takes, sure I should have had it by now
FREE BUS TRAVEL IN WALES AT WEEKENDS
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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
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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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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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"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.