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Important, useful information on free debt advice and free debt counselling, gas safe, corgi, flueless fires and arrests.


 

IMPORTANT and USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Free Debt Advice
and Free Debt Counselling

 


If you’re struggling with debt, it can be hard to know where to turn.
But with lots of free advice services available across the UK, you can
find help in a way that’s best for you.


For all the information on what help and advice is available and how to
access it you should start by visiting

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/debt-advice-locator
 
it is part of the Money Advice Service who offer a wide range of free
and impartial money advice in the UK.

 

man balancing on a bank note


 

GAS SAFE AND CORGI

Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI gas register in Great Britain and the Isle of Man on
the 1st April, 2009


gas safe logo

There is only one gas safety register that you need to use. Look for the yellow Gas Safe Register triangle not the orange CORGI registration badge.

Anyone carrying out work on gas must be registered with
Gas Safe
Register. If not, they are breaking the law and putting you and your family at risk.

Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to install gas appliances, boilers, hobs, ovens or fires in your home or workplace.

You must only use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any type of gas work, including installation, maintenance and servicing.


Detailed
information such as to find a registered business, check and engineer or
to report and illegal tradesman.

N.B. Channel Islands
and Northern Ireland are not covered by this ruling.


 

FLUELESS FIRES

Flueless fires are
becoming ever more popular, however, it is not widely known that
flueless fires are not suitable to be used as the only source of
heating.

Flueless fires should
only be used as a secondary heat source in conjunction with another form
of heating such as radiators, underfloor etc. 

flueless fire


 

ACTION TO TAKE IF
YOU ARE ARRESTED

Tony
Lowery
, a voluntary advisor to many groups, has sent in this
useful information on what action to take if you are every arrested.

 

My advice to anyone who finds
they are arrested for whatever reason is:-

1. Never, never ever talk to
police without a solicitor, regardless of what pressures are put on you to
do so and of how innocent you see yourself.

2. Eventually get the
services of a solicitor who specialises in the charges made against
you, preferably from outside the area you are arrested in. 

3. Use the internet to search
for and get the  help and advice from the support services that are
on offer.

Don’t become a statistic of
our compensation culture where false allegations fuelled by greed, damage rightful
claims by those who have been genuinely hurt/damaged.

policeman arresting a witch on a broom stick


INTRODUCING “ICE
which stands for “in case of emergency”. The idea is that
in your mobile phone contact list, you create a new entry called ICE.
You then insert a telephone number for the person you would want the emergency
services to contact in the event of an emergency. You could in fact have say
ICE 1” for your next of kin, “ICE2
for another family member in event that next of kin was not available etc.

In the event of an
emergency, say where you are rendered unconscious and emergency services are
in attendance and need to contact your next of kin, they recover your mobile
phone and immediately search under your contacts for your “ICE
contact. This procedure is now widely used amongst all emergency services and
is an easy way for them to identify your next of kin should they consider that
necessary.

Brought to our
attention by Mr. Richard Jones