Industry News

Civil Court Fees Increase 25/07/2016

p strongufont face=CalibriCivil Court Fee Changes JULY 2016/font/u/strong/pp font face=CalibriFollowing a vote in the House of Lords on Thursday evening, and final approval having been given by the Secretary of State on Friday morning, changes to civil fees have been introduced with effect from Monday 25th July.

IMPORTANT - Changes to the CCBC Issue Fees from 22nd April 2014 29/04/2014

pWe have just been given notice that there is to be an amendment to CCBC issue fees with effect from the 22nd April 2014, under the Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2014.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE HCEO FROM 06/04/2014. 29/04/2014

pbThere are a number of changes affecting HCEO enforcement commencing on the 6th April.

New Civil Produre Rules changes 03/04/2013

As of April 1st 2013 there will be some changes to the Civil Procedure Rules that you need to take notice of.

OFT publishes guidance on the power to suspend credit licences 25/02/2013

The OFT has published guidance laying out how and when it can use its new power to suspend consumer credit licences, which came into effect on 19th February 2013.

Over 70% of those in debt say worries are impacting on their mental health 07/01/2013

According to the results of a new Citizens Advice survey published, debt problems are having a damaging effect on all people’s lives.

Consumer debt passed to DCA’s tops 60 billion for the first time 17/09/2012

According to the latest statistics from the CSA, at the end of the 2SUPnd/SUP quarter, consumer debt passed to DCA’s for collection stood at 33.

Families struggling with repayments 17/09/2012

According to data from the CCCS (Consumer Credit Counselling Service), British families are spending nearly a third of their discretionary income on secured and unsecured interest repayments.

Latest figures show nearly 6 million of debt is collected daily 30/07/2012

The latest statistics from the CSA's industry data gathering exercise, shows that the levels of debt collected by their members is back to pre Christmas levels.

Edited Electoral Register (EER) to remain 19/06/2012

After careful consideration, the Governement has decided to keep the Edited Electoral role.

Consumer debts sent for collection exceeds 58 billion 08/05/2012

The Credit Services Association has released numbers that show at the end of 2011, the total value of unpaid consumer debt held by CSA members for collection stood at 58 billion - broken down that's 31 bn placed by creditors with DCAs to collect and a further 27bn of purchased debt owned by Debt Buyers.

Telephone Debts on the Increase 23/04/2012

Debt advice charity, Money Advice Trust has announced that calls to its National Debtline about mobile phone debts have increased 150% since 2007.

CCCS extends hours and announces free calls 16/04/2012

The debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has announced that it has extended it's helpline opening hours to be more available to people struggling with debt.

OFT publishes new debt management guidance 26/03/2012

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published revised guidance on the standards it expects from businesses offering debt management advice to consumers, ensuring “vulnerable” debtors are protected.

OFT investigate payday lending sector 07/03/2012

The OFT has launched an extensive review of the payday lending sector.

Significant Changes to Civil Courts 21/02/2012

Proposed changes to the County Court system are to come into force in 2013.

Proposed reform of Bailiff Industry published 20/02/2012

A new consultation paper on the proposed reform of the bailiff industry has been published by the Ministry of Justice and includes new fee scales and an independent regulatory regime.

FCA to regulate consumer credit 15/02/2012

The Government has announced that once the Financial Services Bill is enacted, consumer credit regulation will be transferred from the OFT (Office of Fair trading) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

OFT updates Debt Collection Guidance 19/10/2011

The OFT has today published its updated Debt Collection Guidance which sets out the standards expected of all businesses engaging in the recovery of consumer credit debts, including banks, law firms and tracing agents as well as traditional debt collectors.

Rising fuel bills create greater debt 21/09/2011

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has revealed that over a third of people who have contacted them in the first half of this year are already in fuel poverty - with 20,000 people reporting problems with energy bills.

One in five owe money to friends and family 22/08/2011

Latest figures from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service show that nearly one in five people struggling with debt owe money to friends and family after borrowing to keep up with creditors and repayments.