Recent News Articles
Four Seasons Healthcare has entered administration after struggling for a long while with management issues. Having had new ownership since December 2017, that change hasn't helped their credit control management.
Friday, 17th May 2019
HMRC's switch to issuing direct recovery orders (also known as attachment of earnings orders) has generated £127 million in owed tax and had surprisingly few complaints, showing early potential of the new strategy being a good choice.
Friday, 26th April 2019
Business insurance claims for unpaid invoices are totalling over £5m per week according to official stats. AYOM discusses the benefits of seeking credit control help over an insurance claim for B2B companies.
Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Detachment of earnings orders are a mostly automated way of reclaiming tax from a person’s salary. It is non confrontational and avoids the need for bailiffs, but, could this form of debt collection be risky should there be miscalculations or mistakes?
Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Bailiffs have been found to be using too many intimidation tactics against debtors according to a financial ombudsman report last year. Citizens' Advice has spoken out about possible further regulation.
Tuesday, 19th February 2019
A Liverpool construction worker, working on a new Travelodge in the city has been stretched to breaking point, smashing up the reception area with a digger following £600 of unpaid wages.
Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Bailiffs have come under fire from debt charity stepchange after reports have suggested a number of bailiffs are using intimidation tactics and not dealing with debtors correctly. AYOM looks into what it takes to effectively recover a debt without using these out of date methods.
Wednesday, 28th November 2018
A combination of late payments from debtors and lack of knowledge of business skills and support available is sending self employed and small business owners into an average of £10,000 of debt according to a study.
Thursday, 8th November 2018
Universal credit issues in multiple local authorities has sparked new consumer debt fears as yet more late payments (this time in Colchester) sees many turn to citizens advice.
Friday, 12th October 2018
The MoJ has run out of funding for updating the system dealing with historic debt collection including parking fines, speeding tickets and other local authority debts. The department has instead decided to use resources elsewhere.
Thursday, 27th September 2018