The number of personal insolvencies (bankruptcies and protected trust deeds) in Scotland rose by 7% in April-June 2019 compared with the previous quarter (January-March 2019), and rose by 9% compared with the same quarter the previous year (April-June 2018) according to latest Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) statistics. The figures showed that there were 3,520 personal…

The government has announced that it will become compulsory for High Court Enforcement Agents and certificated enforcement agents to wear body-worn cameras. The Government says that while the vast majority act professionally and within the rules, there are concerns that some bailiffs continue to employ intimidating tactics that put both themselves and often vulnerable consumers…

Enforcement agency Bristow & Sutor has hailed the impact of the Independent Advisory Panel it has established to oversee its operations and challenge all aspects of the business to meet the highest standards of ethics and compliance. Established in September 2018, the Panel is chaired by industry expert, Anthony Sharp, who is joined by four…

Nearly a third of tenants are struggling to afford their rent according to new data published by the Government’s English Housing Survey. The study has found that 29 per cent of tenants in the private sector surveyed in 2017/18 said they found it “fairly difficult” or “very difficult” to pay their rent. The remaining 71…

Both the number and total value of small claims and High Court judgments in Northern Ireland have decreased in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period the previous year, according to figures released by Registry Trust. In the first six months of 2019 there were 3,721 defaults and small claims judgments. This…

The number and total value of debt judgments in Jersey fell in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period 2018, according to figures released Registry Trust. There were 766 judgments registered in Jersey during HY1 2019, 14 percent fewerthan in the first six months of 2018. The total value of all judgments…

According to latest figures released by Registry Trust, during the first half of 2019, there were 9,310 debt decrees registered against Scottish consumers, the figures 29 percent lower than HY1 2018. There was a 33 percent decrease in the combined value of consumer decrees to £23.6million. The average value of all consumer decrees fell to…

More women than men in England and Wales became insolvent in 2018, following a pattern which has been in place for several years, says insolvency trade body R3, commenting on the annual personal insolvency statistics released by the Insolvency Service. The statistics all showed that the total rate for personal insolvencies increased for the third…

There were 1,160 judgments registered against consumers in Ireland during the first half of 2019 according to the latest figures released by Registry Trust. This is a 25 percent leap in the number of judgments, compared to the same period of the previous year which, at 930, was the lowest first half-year figure on record.…

Enforcement agency, Bristow & Sutor, has made a series of strategic appointments to its senior leadership leam, strengthening its technology, HR and sales divisions. The Redditch headquartered business has appointed Paul Lillico as Chief Technology Officer, Jodie Bromley as Group HR Director and Simon Hunt as Head of Sales. The new appointments come at a…