Enforcement Conduct Board announces Non Executive Director appointments

27th June 2022 Appointments |

The Enforcement Conduct Board, the new oversight body for the enforcement sector, has announced the appointment of four new non-executive board members. The four new board members are Alan Cavill is Director of Communications and Regeneration at Blackpool Council, supporting a town that has 8 of the ten most deprived neighbourhoods in England and is…

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Personal insolvencies increase by 23%

Latest statistics quarterly figures from the Insolvency Service for England & Wales have indicated that personal insolvencies numbers increased by 23.3% compared to May 2021’s figure of 8,496 and increased by 11.2% to 10,476 in May 2022 compared to 9,417 in April. There were 2,030 DROs and 566 bankruptcies. For individuals, 566 bankruptcies were registered, which was…

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CIVEA contributes evidence at levelling up Housing and Communities Select Committee

10th June 2022 Consumer Collections |

CIVEA gave evidence this week to the House of Commons Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Select Committee inquiry into Council Tax collection. The primary trade association for civil enforcement agencies in England & Wales, representing more than 95% of the industry, highlighted recent advances in technology and directed MPs to Cabinet Office work on…

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Consumer CCJs fall in first quarter of 2022

Latest figures from the Registry Trust have shown that there was a decline in consumer County Court Judgments (CCJs) in England & Wales in the first quarter of 2022. The report shows that CCJs fell by 17% from 234,891 in Q1 2021 to 194,744 in Q1 2022. The total value of consumer CCJs also fell…

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Government announces Renters Reform Bill

11th May 2022 Consumer Collections |

The Government has announced it will launch a new Renters Reform Bill with the aim of delivering the biggest change of improving the lives of millions of renters by driving up standards in the private and socially rented sector, delivering on the government’s mission to level up the country. The change will impact 4.4 million…

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Bristow & Sutor Group appoints two Client Development Managers

11th May 2022 Appointments |

Bristow & Sutor has announced that it has hired two leading industry experts as Client Development Managers, representing the latest step in the company’s ongoing commitment to growth and innovation.  Michelle Giles and Peter Haywood, who share extensive respective careers in local authorities and across revenues and benefits, will now contribute to an exciting new…

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CIVEA announces winners at the inaugural Enforcement Excellence Awards

25th April 2022 Consumer Collections |

CIVEA has announced the winner of its first-ever enforcement industry excellence awards, following the annual Reflection & Collection conference in London last Thursday. The CIVEA Enforcement Excellence Awards took place directly after the conference and saw a number of businesses and personnel recognised for ongoing commitment, contributions and success within the sector. CIVEA Chief Executive…

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Report outlines accelerated evolution of civil enforcement process

CIVEA, the primary trade association for civil enforcement agencies in England & Wales, representing more than 95% of the industry, has released a new report detailing the significant changes to enforcement operations in recent times, ahead of the sector’s annual conference in April. The report titled ‘Reflection and Collection – the Evolution of Civil Enforcement”…

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Marston Holdings Group acquires Grosvenor Services Group

17th March 2022 Consumer Collections |

Marston Holdings, a provider of integrated technology-enabled solutions from design through to implementation, management and recovery, has announced it has acquired Grosvenor Services Group (GSG), supplier of specialist services to utilities. GSG will form part of Engage, a technology-driven field services provider that conducts over 50,000 visits to people, businesses and their properties every month…

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Properties with market value of £426m have been repossessed over the last year

£426m worth of property has been repossessed over the last year according to research by HBB Solutions. The company analysed government data on the level of homes to have been repossessed over the last 12 months, as well as the price they achieve as a result of this repossession and how this compares to their…

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DataTrace acquired by The Broadriver Group

DataTrace UK, a tracing and contact agency has recently been acquired by The Broadriver Group. Established in 1991, DataTrace UK provides specialist global tracing and information services to local authorities, enforcement agents, educational institutions, utilities companies and those working in the financial sector. The acquisition will further strengthen The Broadriver Group’s portfolio, which includes Controlaccount…

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Registry Trust appoints Non-Executive Director 

9th March 2022 Appointments |

Registry Trust, the not-for-profit organisation which maintains the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines for the UK & Ireland, has appointed Polly Mackenzie, CEO of think tank Demos, as a Non-Executive Director.  As former Founding Director of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and Director of Policy Innovation at 10 Downing Street, MacKenzie brings a…

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New Enforcement Conduct Board appoints Chair

Catherine Brown, the former Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency and current Chair of environmental charity Hubbub, has been announced as the first Chair of the Enforcement Conduct Board. The Board is a new independent oversight body for the civil enforcement sector and will act to drive up standards, improve the effectiveness of enforcement…

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