Latest figures from UK Finance have indicated that there was a  slight annual increase in mortgage arrears in Q1 of 2021. However, the figures show that the levels remain close to historically low rates. The number rose by 230 in the first quarter to a total of 77,640 homeowners with mortgage arrears of 2.5% or…

A ban on rental property evictions enforced by bailiffs in England will end on 31st May, the Government has confirmed. The Ministry of Housing says that renters will continue to be supported as national coronavirus restrictions ease, with longer notice periods in place until at least October. As part of a phased approach, notice periods…

The Insolvency Service has published its latest personal insolvency Quarterly figures in England & Wales which have indicated that there were 29,140 seasonally adjusted individual insolvencies in Q1 2021, a fall of 5.3% compared to Q4 2020’s figure of 30,769, and a rise of 0.7% compared to Q1 2020 (28,936). Commenting on the figures Colin Haig,…

Hundreds of thousands of people struggling with debt problems will be supported through the newly launched debt respite scheme. The Breathing Space measures will give those facing financial difficulties space to receive debt advice, or mental health crisis treatment, without pressure from creditors or mounting debts. Under the scheme, people will be given legal protection…

Folkestone & Hythe District Council has awarded NSL, a Marston Holdings company, a three-year contract extension for the provision of parking enforcement and debt recovery services. Under this contract, which was originally awarded in 2017, NSL will continue to provide enforcement of on and off-street parking regulations, including the management of coastal car parks, special…

The number of decrees registered against Scottish consumers during the first Quarter of 2021  fell by over 25 percent, from 5,430 to 4,052, compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by Registry Trust. The total value fell from £14.2 million to just under £11 million compared to the same period last…

The number of debt judgments registered against Northern Ireland consumers in the first Quarter of 2021 fell from 1,476 to 972, a fall of just over one third compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by Registry Trust. The total value of judgment debt saw a smaller fall, down 6.3 percent…

The number of judgments registered against Irish consumers saw huge falls in the first Quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year according to latest Registry Trust figures. The number of judgments against consumers fell by 73 percent, from 565 to just 155. The total value fell by 71 percent, from nearly €26…

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated a 60% rise in personal insolvency rates across England & Wales. Personal insolvencies increased by 60.2% to 10,941 in March 2021 compared to February’s figure of 6,828, and were 40% higher than March 2020’s figure of 7,815 There were 1,591 Debt Relief Orders (DROs) and 1,028 bankruptcies in…

Latest statistics from the Insolvency Service have shown that Northern Irish personal and business insolvencies continue to remain low in comparison to previous years. In March 2021 there were 184 personal insolvencies in Northern Ireland, this was 82% higher than March 2020 but 19% lower than March 2019; this consisted of 140 IVAs, 36 DROs and 8…

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