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Forum: Advice 25-07-2015, 15:54
Replies: 46
Views: 4,024
Posted By Little Nell
" if you're not in a private school it's almost...

" if you're not in a private school it's almost impossible to get an interview."

This is a ridiculous claim to make, and certainly isn't borne out by statistics. I'm by no means defending Oxbridge's...
Forum: Advice 22-07-2015, 22:52
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By Little Nell
As others have said, you should be able to get...

As others have said, you should be able to get your HB reinstated on the grounds of nil / low income. If it's something you don't think you can do on your own, go to Citizens Advice and they will...
Forum: Advice 20-07-2015, 22:05
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Little Nell
Well, if it were me I'd go into the local housing...

Well, if it were me I'd go into the local housing or council office and ask!
Forum: Advice 27-04-2015, 00:51
Replies: 47
Views: 5,594
Posted By Little Nell
ESA is not 110 a week. In the assessment phase...

ESA is not 110 a week. In the assessment phase it's exactly the same as JSA, and jumping through the necessary hoops to be put in either WRAG or the support group isn't easy. Unless you really are...
Forum: Advice 01-04-2015, 18:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Little Nell
I'm very familiar with CAB, and there's no way...

I'm very familiar with CAB, and there's no way they'd turn anyone away because they're employed etc. There are two possibilities that I can see

1) CAB bureaux sometimes have specialist services or...
Forum: Advice 20-03-2015, 01:24
Replies: 69
Views: 5,021
Posted By Little Nell
CAB have specialist debt advisers who would...

CAB have specialist debt advisers who would provide the same sort of advice and help as Stepchange. I agree about opening an account with another bank or building society, and getting your wages paid...
Forum: Advice 01-03-2015, 13:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,064
Posted By Little Nell
Try 5:2 - eat normally for five days a week and...

Try 5:2 - eat normally for five days a week and cut down to 500 cals a day (for a woman, 600 for a man) on the other two. It's best if they're not consecutive. This will create a calorie deficit and...
Forum: Advice 26-02-2015, 23:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Little Nell
It isn't really unfair. ESA is a work replacement...

It isn't really unfair. ESA is a work replacement benefit and once people are past retirement age they get a state pension which in a way, is also a work replacement benefit. And AA is the equivalent...
Forum: Advice 20-02-2015, 17:05
Replies: 24
Views: 4,511
Posted By Little Nell
Definitely go to CAB. They will be able to talk...

Definitely go to CAB. They will be able to talk you through the various benefits (ESA and PIP are the obvious ones), explain the criteria and requirements, and help you to apply. And if there are any...
Forum: Advice 26-01-2015, 22:45
Replies: 85
Views: 6,963
Posted By Little Nell
So apply for HB!! You've nothing to lose!!!!

So apply for HB!! You've nothing to lose!!!!
Forum: Advice 26-01-2015, 21:32
Replies: 85
Views: 6,963
Posted By Little Nell
What fascinating insights into people's shopping...

What fascinating insights into people's shopping / eating habits!

But to rewind...a couple of people have mentioned Housing Benefit. OP, have you applied for it yet? And Council Tax Reduction? It's...
Forum: Advice 20-01-2015, 17:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,812
Posted By Little Nell
Has she applied for / received a hardship...

Has she applied for / received a hardship payment? Information on how to do this will be on the decision letter about the sanction, and it's something she's entitled to.
Forum: Advice 14-01-2015, 20:11
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By Little Nell
It's perfectly feasible for an 11 year old (I...

It's perfectly feasible for an 11 year old (I speak from experience, the teacher's end!). The idea is for the pupils to understand some of the ways in which sounds/notes can be produced, how to...
Forum: Advice 13-01-2015, 23:45
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Little Nell
Give them a ring, ask if there's any unpaid rent,...

Give them a ring, ask if there's any unpaid rent, and if there is, explain what happened. The worst that can happen is that there are some arrears and you can then offer a payment plan. If they don't...
Forum: Advice 29-12-2014, 23:33
Replies: 38
Views: 5,066
Posted By Little Nell
That's true but if he refuses to pay you money...

That's true but if he refuses to pay you money owed (ie holiday pay) you can take him to court for breach of contract. I'd contact ACAS, and the advice about writing a formal letter is good too. I...
Forum: Advice 27-12-2014, 18:01
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By Little Nell
Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? The...

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? The maximum penalty is pretty scary but on a scale of 1 to 10, this offence is doesn't compare with the eyesores that the penalties are trying to prevent. ...
Forum: Advice 25-12-2014, 10:11
Replies: 40
Views: 4,370
Posted By Little Nell
Sarah, I don't know if this has any bearing on...

Sarah, I don't know if this has any bearing on your situation or not but I can't help wondering why you don't work. You say you do some volunteering. Sorry if I missed a post giving more information.
Forum: Advice 18-12-2014, 15:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By Little Nell
Is it your state pension or pension credit that...

Is it your state pension or pension credit that the deduction is being taken from? I find it hard to believe that the DWP is able to deduct money from your state pension.
Forum: Advice 14-12-2014, 21:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By Little Nell
If I can cope with looking at your tattoo, I...

If I can cope with looking at your tattoo, I think you should be prepared to put up with my arms. I'll let you guess my age!
Forum: Advice 05-12-2014, 20:21
Replies: 47
Views: 3,833
Posted By Little Nell
If it were more of a level playing field I'd be...

If it were more of a level playing field I'd be positive about renting. But renters in the UK have much less protection and security than in other countries. Another poster mentioned Section 21...
Forum: Advice 03-12-2014, 17:58
Replies: 50
Views: 2,879
Posted By Little Nell
So it all hinges on the definition of duty-free!...

So it all hinges on the definition of duty-free! I'd assumed it was kind of thing you used to buy in the duty-free shops (fags, booze, perfume) not the ordinary airport retailers but maybe I'm wrong....
Forum: Advice 02-12-2014, 18:38
Replies: 50
Views: 2,879
Posted By Little Nell
sorry double post

How long are you going for? I've always been able to manage with the 100ml limit though it is a pain decanting things into the appropriate size containers.
Forum: Advice 02-12-2014, 18:29
Replies: 50
Views: 2,879
Posted By Little Nell
How long are you going for? I've always been able...

How long are you going for? I've always been able to manage with the 100ml limit though it is a pain decanting things into the appropriate size containers.
Forum: Advice 01-12-2014, 20:02
Replies: 50
Views: 2,879
Posted By Little Nell
My understanding is that if you try and take on...

My understanding is that if you try and take on more than one cabin bag and a duty free bag (ie not stuff bought from ordinary airport retailers or a bag you've brought with you), you might be asked...
Forum: Advice 01-12-2014, 18:15
Replies: 50
Views: 2,879
Posted By Little Nell
They can be very inflexible - which is fair...

They can be very inflexible - which is fair enough because their policy is clear. I had to find a way of fitting the contents of a carrier bag into my cabin baggage. I wouldn't risk it.
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