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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

Fiat Bravo 80 16V SX

Fluid reservoir for Power steering, brake circuit, windscreen wiper, engine oil, but I can't find the symbol for the Coolant In this picutre, the power steering reservoir with an orange cap, while windscreen wiper fluid a blue cap on top left.  You can see the orange coloured sticker on the brake fluid reservoir. Coolant reservoir with a hot steam warning, it says you must not open the cap when the engine is hot. The battery.

Dole and Brew

When I was in Northern Ireland, my colleague said to me his mate has been "back on the dole".  Yesterday, a Chinese delivery driver said to me, he's been barred by the BREW, I asked if he's not allowed to drink beer. He laughed, and said BREW means jobcentre. I asked why? he said, I don't know, I have to ask my dad. Some say 'brew' is a Scottish colloquial usage of BUREAU, Jobcentre Plus used to be called employment bureaux. I have picked up couple of Scottish words since I moved to Glasgow, such as Ay (Yes), sybees (spring onion), weans (Child), Nae Mair (No more).