Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,647 billion at the end of July 2019. This is up from £1,600 billion at the end of July 2018, an extra £888 per UK adult over the year. The average total…

An investigation by the real estate adviser Altus Group has revealed that, during the last financial year (2018/19), over 78,000 non-domestic properties from shops to restaurants to pubs to factories were referred to Bailiffs to levy ‘distress’ and to seize their goods having fallen into arrears with business rates. Bailiffs are instructed by Councils, once…

In a major reform to civil enforcement, the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) has announced the launch of a new an independently-monitored code of practice that sets a new standard for bailiffs. All members of the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA), representing over 90 percent of firms employing enforcement agents (bailiffs), have signed up to the code,…

The winners of the third annual 2019 Credit & Collections Technology Awards have been revealed. There were eighteen winners from the twenty Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Applied Technology,  Credit and Collections, Lender and Creditors and Innovation. The awards ceremony was held at the Credit Services Association’s (CSA) annual Gala…

The use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities in England and Wales has risen by 7 percent in two years, driven by a surge in the use of bailiffs to collect parking debts, according to new research by the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline. More…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,642 billion at the end of June 2019. This is up from £1,596 billion at the end of June 2018, an extra £887 per UK adult over the year. The average total…

Wilkin Chapman Solicitors has completed the take-over of Silke and Co., a Doncaster-based business solutions company. In acquiring Silke & Co., Wilkin Chapman solicitors will be expanding its work in the area of recoveries – a team headed up by Partner Chris Grocock. The new Doncaster branch will be known as Wilkin Chapman Business Solutions…

Consumers struggling to make ends meet are being urged to avoid loan sharks at all costs as latest figures show debt advice enquiries have hit a record high. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, is urging people desperate for a loan to steer clear of illegal money lenders who…

An investigation by the real estate adviser Altus Group reveals that, during the last financial year of 2018/19, 190,000 non domestic premises such as pubs, shops, restaurants and offices in England were hauled before a Magistrate for non-payment of their business rates fuelling claims that the system is seen to be criminalising firms struggling to…

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