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By PeteSpencer
#1711591
Has anybody else had an email from CAA effectively saying 'Have another look at your claim form as there are certain circumstances (outlined in email) where we might accept a further claim.'

Reading between the lines they've got a shed load of cash left over that they're trying to get rid of.

Peter :wink:
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By ChampChump
#1711593
I did but having studied it all carefully the first time around, I doubt I can wring any more out of those receipts. Those who spent a year's worth of avgas on the change may be more motivated.
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By dewidaniels
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I assume this is part of the CAA's Brexit planning. The funding was provided by the EU. According to http://www.caa.co.uk/News/Over-6,000-GA ... EU-grants/, the EU made €4.3 million available (roughly £4 million), of which the CAA has paid out £2.63 million in grants. That suggests there's £1.37 funding still unused. We'll no longer have access to that funding if we leave the EU without a deal on 31 October. The EU presumably set the rules, so the CAA can't just give extra money to those who've already applied. What the CAA can do is ask everyone to check whether they're eligible for additional funding under the existing rules, which is what they're doing.
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By stevelup
#1711619
Yep, I got the e-mail and took the opportunity to complain again that they excluded our CDI from the original claim.

This was a fundamental part of the radio replacement and wouldn't have been necessary if not for 8.33 - but they said they couldn't budge on it.

Congrats to all the people who got contributions to new headsets though :roll:

The most annoying part is that you couldn't claim for labour. For us, the labour exceeded the cost of the hardware...
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By PeteSpencer
#1711621
ChampChump wrote:I did but having studied it all carefully the first time around, I doubt I can wring any more out of those receipts. Those who spent a year's worth of avgas on the change may be more motivated.


That's how I look at it, but I did go back to original invoices and find nothing extra I can claim for.

Peter
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By stevelup
#1711625
Yes, that's right - you can claim for 20% off a new headset because - quite obviously - a new headset is necessary to work with your new 8.33 radio!
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By GrahamB
#1711632
stevelup wrote:Yep, I got the e-mail and took the opportunity to complain again that they excluded our CDI from the original claim.

This was a fundamental part of the radio replacement and wouldn't have been necessary if not for 8.33 - but they said they couldn't budge on it.

Congrats to all the people who got contributions to new headsets though :roll:

The most annoying part is that you couldn't claim for labour. For us, the labour exceeded the cost of that e hardware...

Exactly my situation.

So I bought Mrs GB a new headset in the second round of funding.
By cockney steve
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^^^^^^^^^^ Oh, come on, now! It took a year to process many claims, the rules were very explicit and they made it clear that all claims would receive intense scrutiny, as they were responsible for the distribution and accounting for, EC grant- monies. To suggest that any significant amount of claims were lacking 20% VAT, is simply not credible.

Given the size of the "pot" and the amount left, Pete Spencer's theory carries much more weight. :thumright:
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By tomshep
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Shame they could n't use the surplus to augment adsb ground coverage. That relatively small amount would be enough to equip everywhere in GB that needs to be. If that were used, in turn, to open airspace, it would then be seen to be encouraging the use of 8.33 KHz.
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By T67M
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tomshep wrote:Shame they could n't use the surplus to augment adsb ground coverage. That relatively small amount would be enough to equip everywhere in GB that needs to be. If that were used, in turn, to open airspace, it would then be seen to be encouraging the use of 8.33 KHz.


Or add TIS-B uplinks, either on 1090MHz or 978MHz.