Weekend bits ‘n’ bobs

We do know how difficult it is for everyone today with not knowing the situation for tests and lessons.  As soon as we have any news we will pass it on, but in the meantime we would suggest that people don’t get involved in trying to second guess things, or find your own interpretation of gov.uk to say that you will be able to continue working.  That way lies madness!

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You can find information on the financial support for self-employed here.  The online service for the next grant will be available from 14 December 2020.

As always, the best financial advice comes from Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, and he has updated information on the financial situation for self-employed rights and grants.  You can access this here.

I’ve just spotted this tweet from him: “MORTGAGE NEWS (pls share): @TheFCA will propose on Mon anyone who hasn’t had a payment holiday (interest still accrues) can get one for up to 6mths.

Those who’ve had can extend so max total is 6 mths (if more’s needed its case by case).”

He also says “Almost certainly following from this they will then look at (though not definitely do) extending payment holidays for credit cards, car finance, personal loans and more.”

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We had an email from member Jean O’Brien to say – On Tuesday this week, the examiner sent up to carry out tests in Fort William was called back to Glasgow because his wife tested positive for the corona virus. As a result the tests for the rest of the week were cancelled, including two of mine who had been waiting since before lockdown.

However DVSA have gone all out to get these tests rescheduled and as a result all tests will be carried out early in November, this is an excellent result for us.

Obviously these tests may now suffer, but it doesn’t take away the fact that DVSA on this occasion did a great job.  It’s nice of Jean to write in about this, credit where it’s due to DVSA.

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If you’re interested in statistics this is for you – Car driving test data by test centre.

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Our Talk Line is still available for anybody feeling the need for someone to talk to as we continue in these troubling times.  This is a completely free and confidential service so please get in touch if you need to talk.

 

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A very big welcome to the 127 new members that have joined our Facebook group this week.

The Big Learner Relay Bake-Off 2020!

As we know, the Relay wouldn’t be the Relay without all of those YUMMY cakes that grace the route each and every year.

Well, Lou and the Relay Roofbox may not be on the road with you all this year, but WE STILL WANNA SEE YOUR CAKES!!

Supported by our FABULOUS FRIENDS at Collingwood Learner Insurance who will be judging the entries, we’d STILL love to see your best bakes for this year’s Big Learner Relay.

The theme is BBC Children in Need with a hint of 40th birthday to celebrate 40 years of Children in Need.

For full details, including how to enter WHISK yourself over to http://www.biglearnerrelay.co.uk/blr-bake-off/ now!

** Deadline is 8pm Wednesday 11th November.  Winners will be announced on Friday 13th November **

The 2020 Big Learner Relay Bake-Off, for BBC Children in Need.

Bakers! On your marks! Get set!! BAKE!!!

 

You can make a donation to the Big Learner Relay by clicking here.

 

 

 

The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444
The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

 

 

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