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A flexible solution to debt collection 

Enforcement Agency Services DPS has been created to enable our members to call on expert enforcement agents when they need it the most. We provide bespoke, effective enforcement agency services and revenue collection for governmental authorities, the legal system and commercial sector across England and Wales. 

As local government finances come under continued pressure, the work that enforcement agencies undertake is becoming increasingly important.

Working in partnership with CIVEA the DPS allows access to their members who work to enforce civil debt on behalf of local authorities and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) including council tax, business rates, parking fines, magistrates’ court fines, employment tribunal awards, child support payments, B2B and commercial rent arrears.

CIVEA members enforced around 9 million local authority cases between April 2014 and March 2018, which is approximately 2.2 million cases each year. There were an additional 550,000 cases enforced on behalf of HM Courts and Tribunals Service, bringing the total to approximately 2.8 million per annum.

Therefore, since the Taking Control of Goods Regulations came in to force in April 2014, CIVEA members have dealt with around 10 million Local Authority cases and around 2.6 million HM Courts and Tribunals cases.

Our Enforcement Agency Services DPS can support your business on a number of different requirements including but not limited to:

  • Council Tax
  • Parking Fines
  • Non-Domestic Rates / Business Rates
  • Road Traffic Fines
  • Sundry Debt
  • Housing Benefits Over payments
  • Social Care Debts
  • Repossessions
  • Evictions
  • Tracing Services
  • Debt Collection Advice / Consultancy

Our DPS is unique in three ways:

Scope

The DPS will cover all traditional debt types and not awarded into limiting lots

Equality

The DPS will have no ‘ranking’ or ‘preferential’ processes

Access

The DPS will be completely free to access for any public sector organisation.

All providers appointed to the DPS are registered Enforcement Officers and/or High Court Enforcement Officers and comply with The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 and The Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations 2014 (including any amendments). 

These specialist suppliers have to demonstrate their suitability to deliver the services by providing industry recognised accreditation and comply with an industry acknowledged code of practice, examples but not limited to are CIVEA, BPA, IRRVA, HCEOA where applicable – only then are they eligible to join the DPS.

Our solution is tailorable on a regional basis and even allows you to continue working with your existing suppliers, whilst meeting OJEU regulations.

So join for free today and become a member of one of the fastest growing procurement consortia in the UK.

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