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An Unexpected Windfall!

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Andysmum Report 13 May 2022 14:46

This morning I received a letter from the travel insurance company telling me that, because of all the restrictions in the last couple of years, I would get a refund of £140.00. This is to compensate me for the holidays I couldn't have!!

They haven't taken into account the fact that we put in a claim for one holiday (paid in full, but cancelled) where the refund was more than the year's premium! :-D :-D

Has anyone else had this experience? Not all insurance companies are on the make, it seems. :-)


AnninGlos Report 13 May 2022 15:31

I think I have heard of it but can't remember who from. But what good news for a change.


maggiewinchester Report 13 May 2022 22:43

Lovely news, Andysmum! :-)


Florence61 Report 14 May 2022 13:16

What a lovely surprise Andysmum, hope you will treat yourself to something nice.

Florence in the hebrides


Amokavid Report 14 May 2022 14:30

We got a very nice surprise from the TAX office last week!

My hubby pays tax against his private & state pensions, I have a small State pension so no tax payable from me, anyway our daughter informed us that hubby should be able to claim MY unused tax allowance therefore reducing the income tax that HE pays!

So she got in touch with the tax office by phone & gave all the relevant details, & low & behold within days his tax code changed, it has the letter M against it which means he is claiming my allowances & he now he pays less tax.

We also got £700 back in overpaid tax as the claim went back 3 years!!
We had no idea that we could do this & the windfall couldn't have come at a better time!



Florence61 Report 15 May 2022 19:39

Wow Joan ! What a lovely surprise you got. Its called the married couples allowance so yes if you dont work and hubby pays tax, he can use your allowance to offset his tax bill.
Great they backdated it...fab :-D

Florence in the hebrides