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northernladuk
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  • Ahh yes. Very similar to piercing the veil. I was hoping there was a much lower threshold to pull the director in. In a case like this they haven't been outright deceitful. You could argue they've been incompetent running more comps with no real prospect of it taking off and putting 90 days T&Cs...
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  • Nope. GC only oversees lotteries which need a licence. These comps work as free prize draws. As long as there is either a skill based entry or a free entry route they operate outside the Gambling Commissions rules. They are born out of the comps of old on the back of cornflake packets where you send...
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  • Good idea but I've spent a lot of time dealing with ASA and you hit the nail on the head. Absolutely toothless. They can offer words of advice to bring companies in to line with their codes but anything beyond that is the courts. Something as minor as this that isn't right but rarely causes issues probably...
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  • Update : Got the 'gone bust sorry but so no thanks' email this morning so that's that.

    Toying with the idea of still following this up. They've change names on companies house, not folded the company so I believe their responsibilities stay the same but that could be temporary while they...
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  • I'm from Yorkshire. It's worth it. Beat's picking sticky coins off the floor in a nightclub at 2am.. just.

    Yes/No (except on Thursday nights when everyone is out.


    Fully prepared for that sadly....
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  • None of them have official dates. They may say in your bank in a week or something like that which is enough for a contract but very grey.
    Yeah it's different but I'm pretty sure 90 days isn't fair and reasonable for B2C so can be challenged. Plenty of places say it's unfair but can't find any...
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  • Be careful with the word dormant. Dormant is an official status which has to be applied for to be recognised as dormant. Just because it is doing nothing it does not mean it's dormant. It's confusing but it's key in this situation. Your company is not trading, you need to go through some steps to make...
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  • northernladuk
    replied to One way glass
    Don't be getting ideas. Hard enough as it is without you tinting the windows as well!...
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  • Exactly the same yes....
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  • They have indeed. Not unusual for new sites to start big thinking it's easy and get behind. Easy enough to see the warning signs but in this case they looked very professional but have way overspent on advertising and promotion which hasn't worked as quickly as they wanted. I don't think they had much...
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  • Good list that. Said toodle-pip to someone only last week.

    Didn't know any of it was out of date as DM suggests. I use most of the ones on your list regularly and as I say, thought it was a Yorkshire thing rather than country wide slang....
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  • northernladuk
    started a topic Am I out of date or a trendsetter?

    Am I out of date or a trendsetter?

    DM (sorry) has an article on out-dated slang words that people want to bring back. Oddly enough nearly all of these are part of my normally vocab but I'd have put most of them down as standard Yorkshire speak rather than outdated slang. Guess it depends where in the country you are. Must admit three...
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  • Yep, just as you say. I'm not out of pocket so at the very worst I shrug my shoulders and get on and just live with the bitter memory I got ripped off but I'll not take it lying down. Not stressed at all about it, just growing annoyance of someone taking the piss if you get me.

    I just had...
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  • I'll have a look at this thank you. I've followed this process before albeit awhile ago now. I just know they are going to act hardball and probably go silent on me. It's just the 90 day issue I need to sort so I can start action now rather than having to wait until they've disappeared in to the et...
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  • It's an online competition win. I won the prize and then they sent me a letter saying they can't pay me for 90 days due to cash flow. Nothing in the T&C's about payment terms. They've paid other smaller stuff on time up to now.

    The issue is the 90 working days and that's what I need...
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  • northernladuk
    started a topic B2C Debt recovery steps

    B2C Debt recovery steps

    So a company owes me around 5k. They imposed a 90 day payment term from the off. That's 90 working days so nearly four and a half months. Nothing about this in their T&C's. They admitted it's because they need to recoup some money so begging from Peter to pay Paul but that rarely ends well. I notice...
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  • If you had overtime then your roles weren't really outside. Overtime is a perm constuct, not a contractor one, well an outside one anyway.
    You generally won't find overtime clauses in a contract. You are on a daily rate, generally a professional working day and that's that. Any overtime needs...
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  • northernladuk
    replied to Inflation - car insurance
    Happy days. Whats the rules about points nowadays. It used to be on your paper licence for two years but had to disclose them for five years until the expired under the rehabilitation act. Some of the articles say they stay on your licence for four to eleven years now. How long since you had the points...
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  • northernladuk
    replied to oops
    Hard to wade in to these things as it's just a level we cannot begin to fathom but for the wife to argue that the husband 'gifted' her £80m is just pure greed. He's taken action based on the change of legislation which makes sense, gifting 80m for no no apparent reason is ludicrous and she failed to...
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  • northernladuk
    replied to Mortgages for contractors
    You mean Freelancer Financials?...
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