Articles with a focus on debt collection and related business services.

Recent Blog Entries

Agreeing with Citizen's Advice stance on council tax debt collection standards

AYOM want to show our support for independent regulations and revisiting the way local authorities are fulfilling debt collection practices relating to taxes. With many seemingly taking an aggressive enforcement stance from the beginning, we urge councils to seek pre-legal mediation as best practice.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018

HMRC debt collection strategy – people urged “secure new debts to pay debt”

HMRC have caused a stir by requesting debtors pay for their tax by securing personal or commercial loans. Due to not being a preferential creditor now, HMRC are seemingly attempting to find ways to become one unofficially making requests such as these. Many are sceptical; commenting that HMRC’s debts are no more important than a local tradespersons.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018

Unpaid school lunches speak to tightening family purse strings

Unpaid school lunches resulting in over £40,000 owed to local councils is indicating very tight family budgets according to one study. While schools wouldn't withhold lunches for students, it does pose the question of how exactly to recover the unpaid money.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018

Consumer debt at Christmas - avoid the common pitfalls

Avoiding accruing a post Christmas debt is essential for many UK families. However having a great celebration period and staying in the black isn't an easy task. See our top tips to avoid consumer debt problems at Christmas.

Tuesday, 16th October 2018

AYOM raises £155 in Macmillan coffee morning

AYOM staff are pleased to announce the raising of £155 following a fantastic Macmillan coffee morning which included tea, cake, a buffet, a raffle and a man vs. food challenge.

Monday, 1st October 2018

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