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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 trip to the Derby Theatre

School trip to the Derby Theatre to watch a performance of Wind in the Willows presented by Derby Live. This is not a curriculum visit, and the cost of the visit is £12 which includes theatre ticket, transport and insurance. This kind of trips requires a Derby City Education Service Consent form which must be completed. I can never remember my GP's name and telephone number, every time I have to search in Google.


LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Saturday 11 September from 4.00pm Big Screen, Market Place, Derby Calling all music lovers in Derby! You are invited to join in the magical musical experience that is the Last Night of the Proms, hosted by BBC Radio Derby's Andy Potter on Derby Market Place on Saturday 11 September from 4.00pm. Take your seats for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music starting off with performances from local bands, all paying homage to 'The Proms', including a vibrant and exciting performance from Sinfonia ViVA's unique jazz combo, Triple Bop. Plus, expect audience participation and a dose of 'Cool Britannia' to warm up those voices! And onto the main event! Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the entire Last Night of the Proms 2010 screened live on Derby's Big Screen where Derby will join the audience at the Royal Albert Hall via a live link. The concert starts at 7.30pm until 10.40pm. So, prepare for the concert, pack your picn