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  1. I wonder if he V5C for my mother’s car hasn’t been issued to the new owner? It might be in a pile of correspondence still to be processed or simply lost? I am sure the new owners would have used a PO to tax the car. The rest of the “Tell us once“ has worked just fine. The DWP replied very quickly and dealt with the paperwork (which had to be posted to them) equally efficiently. HMRC, who I had to phone for advice, were very helpful indeed. On the other hand, the Clydesdale Bank can’t be accused of having been helpful. In fact I made so many complaints against them that
  2. Well I have contacted the DVLA through their website and received a very prompt reply. They can find no record of a notification of my mother's death but have given me instructions for what to do next, which is simply of writing to them to confirm what I said in the email and to also include details of who the refund cheque is to be made payable to. Their current time for dealing with such is 6 to 8 weeks. thanks, Ian PS I had informed them using the "Tell Us Once" online service
  3. Aye, tracking for safety. One of my friends used to work for Bear Scotland and then Highland Council with responsibility for putting out snow ploughs/gritters He always had two men per vehicle which meant the wage bill was very large, his bosses always insisted on one man per vehicle but my friend told them they would have to sack him as he wasn’t doing that. He added that if he was dismissed his first port of call would be an employment tribunal. At both companies it was never mentioned again........ Ian
  4. Thanks Nick, last year I had to renew my driving licence, there are three ways to do this but only one was available to me, which was the paper application. This took from April until September. ( The other options were to go online but I don’t have a passport or apply at a Post Office that handles applications but the nearest was beyond the COVID travel limit and this wasn’t an essential journey because the paper option was available.) I was able to sell my late mother’s car through a car dealership, the dealer informed that the DVLA were not issuing new documen
  5. Are the DVLA refunding car tax or is that on hold because of the Covid restrictions? I contacted the DVLA last April using the "Tell Us Once" service but have heard precisely nothing. The car in question is sold and is on the road (so has been licensed). It is a mute point because their website confirms they issue refunds by cheque made out to the registered keeper, which means, even if I receive a cheque I cannot pay it into my mother's current account because the Clydesdale Bank don't allow such, but I thought I'd ask anyway. thanks, Ian.
  6. I paid the same Colin. It really is a top service offered, I contacted him Friday evening and they were delivered on Monday and, mind these were GT6 that had to be reduced to fit my Sprint Ian
  7. It is about getting on with things John. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08ww3gh/the-hector-from-scotland-to-nova-scotia This documentary is worth viewing. It tells the story of folk departing Wester Ross for Nova Scotia in 1784. On reaching Nova Scotia, they (who survived the months at sea) learned they had been cheated but they didn't lie down despite their desperate situation. In the end many thrived... Ian
  8. Aye that is what I feel too Clive, it is what it is, you should try to make the best of the situation. History shows us that. Ian
  9. Aye, they red listings...... This is really bad news for those of us who stay in the Scotland since we were using EU sellers because so many eBay England based sellers won’t sell to us as it is. Annoyingly eBay don’t have a filter to avoid wasting time pointlessly reading these listings. Menzies Distribution do offer a service where we can use their address and they will then deliver for £4.99/parcel or we can use them to uplift but neither of they options works through eBay because if it is highlighted in red you cannot buy. I do clearly mind being told during the r
  10. Not only the effort making the car Nick, but the effort required to make all they films! On a similar vein there is a guy in Canada building a GT6 or to be more precise, fitting a GT6 body onto a bespoke everything else..... Ian
  11. To expand to your comment Alec, if I may.... The links to the national grid are being upgraded (the subsea link from Wick to Blackhillock(near Keith) cost £1.1 billion. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm creates so much electricity that it has it's own subsea link. BOWL cost £4.5 billion). There is currently work going ahead to connect Shetland to Wick via a subsea cable to permit the export of electricity from Shetland). Scotland has over 90% of the UK's freshwater, hence the huge hydroelectric production. There are projects under way to expand on this. As these come into
  12. Thanks Colin for starting this thread. I had looked for these (some time ago) without success and rather forgotten about it after. I have ordered a pair of spacers for my Sprint. thanks, Ian.
  13. https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/2847385/aberdeen-hydrogen-double-decker-buses1/ The trial has proved it to be viable. Not far from me as the crow flies, so to speak, Orkney Islands council are looking at hydrogen powered ferries (as well as motor vehicles). Also on Orkney, a prototype hydrogen powered passenger plane is being developed. Interesting times. Ian.
  14. Sorry I should have replied sooner, much sooner. Thanks for the advice. I have a confession to make, I haven't done anything about this. The car needed a small bit of work for the MOT and I didn't get around to doing anything about the headlamp lenses. Ian.
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