Historic Football Club Wound-up with almost 1000 Creditors

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A lower league football club famous for its FA Cup giant killing exploits has been wound up at London High Court. Established in 1924, Hereford United had played at either non-league or lower league level continuously for 90 years. The Company behind the club will now be liquidated following the Court’s refusal to accept a

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HMRC Debt Recovery Practices in the Spotlight following Complaints

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New research from a top six firm of chartered accountants has shown that HMRC has drastically reduced its use of external Debt Collection Agencies. The report indicates that the number of instructions sent by HMRC for debt recovery has been slashed by over 50% from £14.8 million in 2013 to just £6.8 million in 2014.

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Vodafone Criticised for Mistaken Debt Collection Action

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The telecommunications giant Vodafone has been heavily criticised by industry watchdogs for instructing a debt collection agency to recover a bogus debt from an old age pensioner. Fraud leads to debt collection It emerged last week that despite Vodafone earlier accepting that fraudsters had purchased a mobile using the pensioner’s name and address details, before

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A Guide to the Process of Debt Recovery Cases in the County Court

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Issue Money claims are initially sent to the Northampton County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) to be issued. The Court will allocate the claim a number and issue the claim upon receipt of a Claim Form and appropriate court fee. When your claim is issued it will be served on the Defendant by the Court,

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New Law to Change the Funding of Insolvency Cases

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The campaign to stop a new law on legal funding of insolvencies is gathering pace as the debate intensifies. Campaigners are calling for a re-think of the change in policy that would cost creditors over 160 million pounds each year. Justice Secretary Under Increasing Pressure Powerful businesses organisations are petitioning Chris Grayling, the Justice secretary,

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Companies that do not pay on time to be reported

The business world would be a much nicer place if every business paid its suppliers on time. But they don’t! and often its larger companies that are guilty of late payment. You run a business and so do they, you pay on time, they don’t, and there is nothing you can do about it. Well

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What to do when customers can’t pay or won’t pay

A guide to Commercial Debt Collection Do you have customers who never pay to terms, customers who wait for as long as possible before making payment or even customers who simply refuse to pay at all? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then your cash flow, profitability and even the future

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North East Borough Council planning to establish an internal Debt Collection agency

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It has emerged that a council in the North East is planning to set up an internal debt collection practice. The news has raised serious concerns about the council’s intentions towards the collection of council tax arrears. A whistleblower employed by Redcar and Cleveland Council contacted the local press explaining their fears that low income

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The Effect of Late Payment on Business

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New research conducted by BACS has revealed that over three quarters of UK businesses suffer from late and non-payment of invoices. The payment giant, which processes millions of electronic business payments every day, found that an astonishing 76% of businesses are being affected by late payments of up to 6 months beyond agreed contract terms.

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Court Fees to Increase Sharply

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Commercial Debt Recovery Claim Costs to Increase If you go back just a few years Court fees just about covered the cost of issuing a claim, never mind the cost of the administration and hearings involved in concluding a case. In recent years Court fees have increased at a steady pace until now. The Ministry

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