Increase in debt recovery needs

With Prompt Payer busier than ever with recovering members’ debts, it is no surprise the Criminal court backlog figures for April this year have been published, showing 58,271 outstanding cases in the Crown Court compared to 57,870 the month earlier.
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With Prompt Payer busier than ever with recovering members’ debts, it is no surprise the Criminal court backlog figures for April this year have been published, showing 58,271 outstanding cases in the Crown Court compared to 57,870 the month earlier. 

“It is very concerning to see the Crown Court backlog has increased compared to the previous month. 

“Looking at the longer view, the backlog is decreasing at a snail’s pace – by just 286 cases in six months from November 2021 and April 2022 – but the fact the backlog has gone up again in the most recent month tells us the problem will not be resolved without a radical shift from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). 

“Despite the courts of England and Wales now operating at full capacity, the backlog will not go away anytime soon without urgent action to ensure there are enough judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers to cover the vast number of cases.”

Lubna Shuja – Law Society of England and Wales Vice President

For many years HETAS has been in partnership with Prompt Payer to provide our registered businesses with ethical debt recovery services.

Should you have any debts to recover, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected]

Our partners at Which? Trusted Traders also provided some useful guidance on the importance of contracts to ensure payment. You can read that guidance here.

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