The Grumpy Git

Educating and inspiring people to hold firms to account and seek redress based on consumer rights.

Private parking tickets – what you need to know

PRIVATE PARKING TICKETS I know that this is a hot topic and a bone of contention with every motorist, so here are my top tips on how you can get private parking tickets cancelled. This is an unregulated industry that revolves around contract law with nearly 7m...

The hidden agenda behind smart meters

The hidden agenda behind smart meters has been raised as a result of the Government and industry sponsoring this initiative. Questions are being asked if this is in the best interests of consumers. BACKGROUND  Smart meters are being promoted as a way of ending...

Shopping safely online – advice for consumers

WHAT SHOULD CONSUMERS DO WHEN SHOPPING SAFELY ONLINE? Shopping safely online is more important than ever now as it brings various risks of being caught out by scams and fraud. It is important that you take various measures to protect yourself when shopping online,...

Christmas gift card rip-off – what you need to know

A Christmas gift card is a popular option to enable your loved ones to spend at their favourite stores, although there are hidden rip-offs you need to know. The state of the high street is increasingly precarious with firms going into administration every week, so...

Importance of Saving Money Post Covid-19

Importance of Saving Money Post Covid-19 It's no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused major lockdowns across the world. People have been unable to travel abroad, go out for drinks or eat out in restaurants with friends and family.  This massive restriction on...

What I Do

Are you fed up of being fobbed off when you have a legitimate complaint?

Do you simply think it’s the way of the world and there is nothing you can do about it? Think again!

I can show you how to effectively complain to get fast results and good compensation with the minimum of effort and fuss on your part. This isn’t about complaining for the sake of it – this is about effectively complaining to hold individuals and firms to account, seek redress, raise standards and improve customer service for everyone.

My book spans 7 consumer laws including the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the General Data Protection Regulation Act (“GDPR”) 2018, Freedom of Information Act, Small Claims, the Misrepresentation Act 1967, the role of the Ombudsman and various aspects of the Road Traffic Act including pothole claims, parking tickets, speeding offences, car hire contracts and other motoring scenarios over 3 jurisdictions namely the Isle of Man, Scotland and England and Wales.

Throughout the book I refer to real life cases and give you all the tools you need to win disputes. There are templates and guidance on legislation to seal your case from the outset and secure a quick resolution in your favour.

This second edition has been updated to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation Act 2018 (“GDPR”), which has replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 (2002 in the Isle of Man).

So, who am I?  My name is Scott Dixon and I am from Prudhoe, Northumberland via the Isle of Man and now live in Edinburgh.

I am one of the top 5 Consumer Champions in the UK as featured on BBC Radio Scotland, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Sunday Post and the Daily Telegraph. I am a consumer expert on general consumer issues and I specialise in motoring disputes.

My writing journey began in 2011 where I wrote a blog to encapsulate a fly / drive holiday in the Shetland Isles, which was published by the Shetland Islands Tourist Board to promote the Islands as a holiday destination.​

I received good feedback from a blog that only took about 30 minutes to write, and people said that I should be a travel writer and that I have a natural flair. I didn’t really think much of it until the idea came to mind about various bad and unique consumer experiences that I have had over the years that could fill a book. I made a start doing just that in October 2015, the book is called​, unsurprisingly, HOW TO COMPLAIN  – THE CONSUMER GUIDE TO RESOLVE COMPLAINTS AND MOTORING DISPUTES

This consumer book was found and read by BBC Radio Scotland and I was interviewed in April 2019 for their five-part series on consumer issues (Clever about Cash) which was broadcast in May 2019. I was interviewed by the Daily Mail in May 2019 as 1 of the top 5 Consumer Champions in the UK.

The biggest pay-out on a claim so far is £23,000 from one reader with regular four figure sums being claimed by others every week.​

Are you struggling to resolve a complaint? If so, I can help. I have many years of successfully resolving complaints and disputes under my belt. As a consumer expert, I know how to easily crack the most difficult of consumer issues and motoring disputes and get results every time.

My restaurant reviews can be found on TripAdvisor where my attention to detail is second to none and I have articulated my experiences with honest appraisals that have been viewed by over 55,000 readers. My profile is ‘awriterinedinburgh’.​

I have also written blogs for other publishers, bloggers and the travel industry and I can ghost write blogs for other writers.​

I have other books in the pipeline on different themes that I shall be publishing in the foreseeable future.​

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Private parking tickets – what you need to know

Private parking tickets – what you need to know

PRIVATE PARKING TICKETS I know that this is a hot topic and a bone of contention with every motorist, so here are my top tips on how you can get private parking tickets cancelled. This is an unregulated industry that revolves around contract law with nearly 7m...

read more
The hidden agenda behind smart meters

The hidden agenda behind smart meters

The hidden agenda behind smart meters has been raised as a result of the Government and industry sponsoring this initiative. Questions are being asked if this is in the best interests of consumers. BACKGROUND  Smart meters are being promoted as a way of ending...

read more

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