letter about non payment for petrol

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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    A letter has arrived for my grandson who is away at uni. Had permission to open and read it to find - non payment of £50 for petrol. Grandson remembers buying petrol - £15 and paid cash for it at the named location but it was July so not sure of date. The car reg is correct. Thing is - Grandson's car is unable to take £50 of petrol even with an empty tank.
    Can someone have used his car reg to obtain petrol or any ideas what has happened please.
    The letter should give instructions what to do next, eg go to garage and pay bill. Choice is easy, pay the £50 and problems solved, or contact sender and dispute 
    As it is not his debt - why should he pay? I hope DGs can sort it but he doesn't need this stress at the start of his university life.
    15 in 2015 1/15
  • Jenni_DJenni_D Forumite
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    There is no stress just now - it's Freshers. ;)

    BTW - the post you've quoted is simply expressing the available choices; your reply shows you've overlooked the words after the comma. :)
    Jenni x
  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    Jenni_D - No Freshers where he is - straight into classes - practical course.
    Sorry if I have overlooked words - 70+ and been rushing around today.
    15 in 2015 1/15
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    macman said:
    Basics: if this was a 'work errand' that he was able to claim back expenses for, did he not get a receipt for the fuel?
    Most employers will pay something like 30p per mile. No fuel receipt needed.
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    LeeUK said:
    macman said:
    Basics: if this was a 'work errand' that he was able to claim back expenses for, did he not get a receipt for the fuel?
    Most employers will pay something like 30p per mile. No fuel receipt needed.
     Most? I think you're making that up, mine want a VAT receipt, I'd guess most others would too. 
  • JILJIL Forumite
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    The police wont do anything about this and the truth is they cant prove it was actually your grandson driving the car.

    The garage will have passed this onto the debt collection agency to chase. If you google you can see theres a few who specialise in this type of recovery.

    Compose a letter  for your grandson.
    State in that letter, that you wish to see some proof of the theft. CCTV of a drive off ( common in garages)  because he paid for his fuel in cash £15. The least they can do is look for a £15 cash payment on their records. 

    Also write to your MP.
    Good luck.
  • ontheroad1970ontheroad1970 Forumite
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    I'm not at all sure that a letter to an MP is going to help in any shape or form.
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    LeeUKLeeUK Forumite
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    edited 22 September at 6:57PM
    DB1904 said:
    LeeUK said:
    macman said:
    Basics: if this was a 'work errand' that he was able to claim back expenses for, did he not get a receipt for the fuel?
    Most employers will pay something like 30p per mile. No fuel receipt needed.
     Most? I think you're making that up, mine want a VAT receipt, I'd guess most others would too. 
    I worked for a large PLC who employee 100,000+ people and we got 30p per mile if you ran "errands" with no fuel receipt required. I ran errands on average twice a month mainly as it got me out of work. :smile:

    I think you're getting confused with employers paying for the fuel and not mileage.
  • jimjamesjimjames Forumite
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    LeeUK said:
    DB1904 said:
    LeeUK said:
    macman said:
    Basics: if this was a 'work errand' that he was able to claim back expenses for, did he not get a receipt for the fuel?
    Most employers will pay something like 30p per mile. No fuel receipt needed.
     Most? I think you're making that up, mine want a VAT receipt, I'd guess most others would too. 
    I worked for a large PLC who employee 100,000+ people and we got 30p per mile if you ran "errands" with no fuel receipt required. I ran errands on average twice a month mainly as it got me out of work. :smile:

    I think you're getting confused with employers paying for the fuel and not mileage.
    Same here but at 45p. Never any requirement to produce fuel receipts for casual mileage.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
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    jimjames said:
    LeeUK said:
    DB1904 said:
    LeeUK said:
    macman said:
    Basics: if this was a 'work errand' that he was able to claim back expenses for, did he not get a receipt for the fuel?
    Most employers will pay something like 30p per mile. No fuel receipt needed.
     Most? I think you're making that up, mine want a VAT receipt, I'd guess most others would too. 
    I worked for a large PLC who employee 100,000+ people and we got 30p per mile if you ran "errands" with no fuel receipt required. I ran errands on average twice a month mainly as it got me out of work. :smile:

    I think you're getting confused with employers paying for the fuel and not mileage.
    Same here but at 45p. Never any requirement to produce fuel receipts for casual mileage.
    Whereas I've had to produce fuel receipts to claim for any mileage - not exactly matching the journey, just "covering" it.
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