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Comparison of tenant deposit schemes in England and Wales

In England and Wales there are three government-approved tenancy deposit schemes (Scotland and Northern Ireland have different schemes). They are Deposit Protection Service (DPS) MyDeposits  Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Insured vs. custodial scheme Insured scheme: the landlord/agent can hold the tenancy deposits during the term of the tenancy. They need to pay a fee to the deposit scheme to register the deposit. At the end of tenancy, if the tenant raises a dispute, they must transfer the disputed amount to the deposit scheme until the matter is resolved by a free dispute resolution service provided by the scheme or a court.  Custodial scheme: the scheme holds the deposit for the duration of the tenancy. Custodial Schemes is free of charge for the landlord/agent. At the end of tenancy, both parties agree before the deposit can be released to the tenant/landlord. If there is a dispute, the release of deposit will be based on the decision of the free dispute resolution service provided b

School closed by the heavy snow

[With icy weather gripping Derbyshire, many schools are closed.]

Dear parents,

We have received reports throughout today informing us that the weather is deteriorating throughout both the city and county. It is my priority to keep the school open whenever possible. However, as some of our teachers live a considerable distance from the school it may not be possible for them to travel to work safely due to the weather conditions in their area.
I have asked staff to contact me, if they are unable to get to work, by 7:00 am each morning during this period of bad weather. This will enable me to find out early if we have enough teachers to open school. If the decision is made to close school I will inform both RAM FM and Radio Derby and ask them to broadcast a closure announcement. Please can you listen to the radio each morning this week to avoid you making an unnecessary journey to school? Hopefully we will not be as affected as surrounding areas and there will not be a problem.
Several parents have commented that some areas around school have not been gritted. Our caretaker used 12.25 kilo bags of grit on the main pathways and drive on Monday. This has considerably depleted our stock. We promptly ordered further supplies and we have been assured that they will be in school today. However, most companies we contacted are struggling to meet demand and we will have to take our turn. Until further notice please enter the school building using the safest and clearest route. As soon as supplies arrive in school we will broaden the vareas to cover playgrounds and car parks. Please bear with us.
I can assure you that every effort will be made to keep the school open during this period of bad weather.

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