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Walker Love Local Authority Forum

Local Authority Briefing Summer 2017 This edition focuses on the Local Authority Forum which was held at the end of May 2017. Click here to download a digital pdf We were delighted to be joined by Neale Tosh and Adam … Continue reading

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Local Authority Briefing Autumn-Winter 16/17

Welcome to the latest edition of our briefing for Scottish Local Authorities. Click here to download a digital pdf This edition focuses on the Local Authority Forum held in November 2016. We were delighted that Jim McCafferty, Immediate Past President … Continue reading

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Local Authority Briefing Summer/Autumn 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of our briefing for Scottish Local Authorities. Click here to download a copy Focusing on the Local Authority Forum held in June 2016, we were delighted that Yvonne MacDermid, Money Advice Scotland, Gary Weir, Glasgow … Continue reading

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Find and collecting from ex-UK debtors

When a debtor leaves the country it is not necessarily the end of the debt collection trail. Many credit managers within the public sector are now reviewing their files for outstanding council tax and national non domestic rates arrears, and … Continue reading

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New Financial Health Service launched

A new Financial Health Service offering a one-stop-shop for money advice services was launched by Business Minister Fergus Ewing on December 3rd. Scotland’s Financial Health Service website provides links to a range of organisations offering information and advice on debt, … Continue reading

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Local Authority Forum October 2014

What’s been the impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland and what effects have we still to see? How can Local Authorities use improved management information, customer profiling data and collection performance intelligence to improve recoveries? What are the current trends in commercial insolvencies, … Continue reading

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Update: Protected Trust Deed Regulations

New protected trust deed regulations came into force on 28 November 2013. The provisions included: Individuals’ surplus income will have to be assessed using one tool – the common financial statement as this will provide more transparency in assessing whether … Continue reading

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Local Authority Forum 2014

What can we expect from the new Bankruptcy Bill, how will the common financial assessment tool work in practice and what strategies are being employed across Scotland to encourage citizens and businesses to pay what they owe in terms of Council Tax … Continue reading

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Council tax collection rates improving

The Scottish Government recently announced Council Tax collection rates have improved steadily from 87.2% in 1998-99 to 91.4% in 2002-03 and now 95.1% in 2012-13. In 2012-13, the total amount of Council Tax billed (excluding Council Tax Benefit) in Scotland was just … Continue reading

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New debt advice service launched for Armed Forces

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a new partnership to help those who are serving in the Armed Forces through the maze of advice and assistance that is available to them. The service is also available to members of the Armed Forces … Continue reading

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