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Face of Britain's high streets "changing forever"

Britain’s high streets are “changing forever”, warned the new president of insolvency trade body R3. Read full story


Grant Thornton's CEO reappointed for second term

Grant Thornton UK LLP has reappointed Scott Barnes for a second term as CEO. Read full story


Debt problems rocketing from smartphone bills

An explosion of consumers in debt from mobile phone bills has led to an overwhelming number of calls to the National Debtline over the past three months. Read full story


CPI inflation rises 0.1%

The Consumer Price Index measure of inflation rose 0.1% to 3.5% for the year to March 2012. Read full story


DEMSA holds debt management summit

Members of DEMSA – the Debt Managers’ Standards Association – held a summit yesterday to discuss the Department of Business Innovation and Skills’ recent debt management report. Read full story


DEMSA welcomes OFT debt guidelines

The Debt Managers’ Standard Association (DEMSA) has welcomed the stronger set of guidelines published yesterday by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Read full story


Insolvency Service chief to leave agency

The inspector general and chief executive of the Insolvency Service (IS) Stephen Speed has confirmed he will leave the agency. Read full story


BUDGET 2012: Tax free threshold to rise £1,100

Britons are to receive a boost to their take home pay after the government revealed a large increase in the tax-free allowance for personal income. Read full story


Former FSA managing director to join PwC UK

The former managing director of enforcement and financial crime at the FSA will become the general counsel of PwC UK. Read full story


Fuel poverty rises to 4m from 1.2m

The number of English households classified as being in ‘fuel poverty’ has risen from 1.2m in 2004 to 4m, according to the latest government figures. Read full story


Yorkshire butcher convicted of £3m fraud

A Yorkshire-based butcher has been jailed for stealing £3.3m from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after his business collapsed. Read full story


Ewing kicks off Debt Arrangement Scheme campaign

The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to promote the Scottish Government-backed scheme for those with unmanageable debts. Read full story


IPA announces new deputy vice-chairman

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has unveiled its next deputy vice-president. Read full story


Personal insolvencies record 2011 fall

Personal insolvencies dropped by 11.3% last year compared to 2010’s figures. Read full story


TV presenter Miquita Oliver declared bankrupt

TV presenter Miquita Oliver has been declared bankrupt for unpaid taxes to HM Revenue and Customs totalling £174,514. Read full story


Female insolvencies highest ever

The proportion of women becoming personally insolvent is at its highest level ever, a new report has revealed.

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Debt specialists mark National Stress Awareness Day

A debt expert has urged people not to bottle up their financial woes and keep a regular eye on their balance books.

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"LSE governor" charged with corruption

A distinguished international businessman has been charged with corruption offences linked to the supply of aluminium to Bahrain.

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ICAEW to monitor DEMSA members

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) is to monitor new and existing members of DEMSA – the debt managers’ standards association.

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R3 welcomes debt management inquiry

R3 – the trade association for business recovery professionals – has welcomed the announcement that the BIS Select Committee is to investigate debt management plans (DMPs).

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