Debt collection needs reform, says think tank

By Heather Jameson | 27 April 2020

Local government should follow the lead of the private sector when it comes to debt collection, the latest report from the Centre for Social Justice think tank has claimed.

The report cites Citizen’s Advice Bureau records which state 42% of debt in 2018-19 is owed to government or public bodies, up from 21% in 2010-11. In the same period, consumer debt dropped from 57% to 32% in the same period.

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