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Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) approved by money advice service: FOI release

Published: 15 Feb 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
15 Feb 2021
Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) approved by money advice service: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000102341
Date received: 21 Oct 2020
Date responded: 9 Nov 2020
Information requested

1. The total number of Debt Payment Programmes proposed and approved by money advice service provider for the period the 5th April 2019 until the 4th April 2020.

2. The total number of Debt Payment Programmes proposed and approved by money advice service provider for the period the 4th November 2019 until today.

Response

Attached is a copy of all the information you requested, detailed below. Note that while all the information requested is available, for some parts of your
request there will be differences in time period requested.

The provisional October 2020 data (covering the period 01 October 2020 to 21 October 2020) is currently being prepared as part of the Scottish Statutory Debt Solutions Statistics: October 2020 report. This report will be published on Wednesday 11 November 2020, and further detailed statistics (subject to data availability and disclosure check control) will be available on request afterwards. Hence, under section 27(1) of FOISA we do not have to provide information which is already planned to be released.

Hence, data for your second request is based on between 04 November 2019 and 30 September 2020.

1. The number of Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) approved by money adviser in the period 05 April 2019 to 04 April 2020 is shown in the following table. Information is based on the approved date for the DPP.

Table 1: Debt Payment Programmes under the Debt Arrangement Scheme by approved date and money adviser, 5th April 2019 to 4th April 2020

Money Adviser

 

 

StepChange Debt Charity Scotland

 

968

Carrington Dean Group Limited

791

Harper McDermott

273

KPMG LLP

166

Gregory Pennington (Wilson Andrews)

141

Campbell Dallas (Debt Solutions) Ltd.

67

Citizens Advice & Rights Fife

66

South Lanarkshire Council - Money Matters Advice Service

60

The Moray Council

57

North Lanarkshire Council

53

Begbies Traynor Central LLP

44

Murray Stewart Fraser Limited

34

J3 Debt Solutions Limited

32

Hamilton CAB

27

Other1

374

Total                                                                                           

3,153

Source: Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB).

Notes:
1. Money Advisers with less than 25 cases have been grouped and are denoted here as "Other".

2. The number of Debt Payment Programmes (DPPs) approved by money adviser in the period 04 November 2019 to 30 September 2020 is shown in the following table. Information is based on the approved date for the DPP.

Table 2: Debt Payment Programmes under the Debt Arrangement Scheme by approved date and money adviser, 4th November 2019 to 30th September 2020

Money Adviser

 

Carrington Dean Group Limited

1,172

StepChange Debt Charity Scotland

582

Harper McDermott

342

Gregory Pennington (Wilson Andrews)

143

KPMG LLP

126

J3 Debt Solutions Limited

119

Begbies Traynor Central LLP

51

Citizens Advice & Rights Fife

36

South Lanarkshire Council - Money Matters Advice Service

32

The Moray Council

31

Campbell Dallas (Debt Solutions) Ltd.

29

Other1

330

Total                                                                                                  

2,993

Source: Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB).

Notes:
1. Money Advisers with less than 25 cases have been grouped and are denoted here as "Other".

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