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Bristol City Council is planning on phasing out the use of enforcement agents to collect unpaid debts.
The overzealous and uncompromising collection of debt by local councils is driving vulnerable people into further financial difficulty, MPs have warned today.
Nearly three-quarters of households on Universal Credit are in rent arrears compared to 26% of all households, new research has revealed.
A group of housing organisations yesterday warned that Universal Credit is ‘flawed’ and is causing debt, suffering and hardship for millions.
Local authorities could save ‘thousands of pounds’ by using digital debt recovery, a new report argues.
Councils using 'aggressive and frightening' debt collectors have been accused of making people feel suicidal, according to the findings of a new report.
A new survey has revealed that 52% of people believe there is a 'negative stigma' attached to asking their local council help if they fall into debt.
Blackpool Council has proposed loaning a local NHS trust over £27m to help the health body invest in frontline services.
Government welcomes the progress made by Troubled Families Programme as a new report shows local authorities have worked with nearly 300,000 eligible families.
The struggling care provider Four Seasons has today signed a deal with a hedge fund which will see £70m invested to enable it to keep operating.