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Approved Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) by provider: FOI release

Published: 6 Jul 2020
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
6 Jul 2020
Approved Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) by provider: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000046568
Date received: 11 Jun 2020
Date responded: 23 Jun 2020
Information requested

1. Number of approved applications broken down by money advisor for the financial years 2018/19 and 2019/2020. 
2. Since 4 November 2019, a breakdown number of cases allocated to each of the Payment Distributors.

Response

1. Table 1.1: The number of approved Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) under the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) by money adviser organisation, 2018-19 (1)

Organisation   2018-19
     
Stepchange Debt Charity Scotland    1,161
Carrington Dean Group   241
KPMG   169
Murray Stewart Fraser    101
Citizens Advice & Rights Fife North Lanarkshire Council   95
North Lanarkshire Council   92
Gregory Pennington (Wilson Andrews)    78
Campbell Dallas   49
South Lanarkshire Council - Money Matters Advice Service    49
Begbies Traynor Central   43
Dumfries & Galloway CAS    39
Hamilton CAB   37
The Moray Council    37
Perth CAB   35
Money Matters   27
     
Others   291
Total   2,544

Table 1.2: The number of (provisional) approved Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) under the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) by money adviser organisation, 2019-20 (1)

Organisation   2018-19
     
Stepchange Debt Charity Scotland   967
Carrington Dean Group   779
Harper McDermott   264
KPMG   166
Gregory Pennington (Wilson Andrews)   141
Citizens Advice & Rights Fife   69
Campbell Dallas   67
South Lanarkshire Council - Money Matters Advice Service   60
The Moray Council   57
North Lanarkshire Council   54
Begbies Traynor Central   44
Murray Stewart Fraser   34
J3 Debt Solutions   32
Hamilton CAB   27
Others   366
Total   3,127

(1) Displaying money adviser organisations with 25 or more approved DPPs only.

2. Table 2: The number of approved Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) under the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) by payment distributor, since 04 November 2019 up to 31 March 2020 (1)

Organisation   2018-19
     
Carrington Dean   628
Accountant in Bankruptcy   361
StepChange   329
Think Link   71
Wylie & Bisset LLP   7
Total   1,396

(1) Note that, since 04 November 2019, money adviser organisations allocated a Payment Distributor to an approved DPP on behalf of the debtor.
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