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High Court Enforcement fees – VAT change imminent

We regularly advise our debt recovery clients to utilise the High Court Enforcement process when it comes to the recovery of a Judgment debt.

The procedure is one of the most successful methods of enforcement available to creditors.

As this is a popular and regularly used method of enforcement by our clients, we wanted to make you aware that there will be a change in practice to the way VAT on High Court Enforcement fees is charged.

The High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA) is recommending the changes and these will come into effect no later than 1 August 2021. Please feel free to read the association’s public statement here.

We are working very closely with our High Court Enforcement partners to clarify the exact implications. As soon as we have all the details of the new process and how this will work in practice we will provide further information.

We will deal with as much of the process as possible for our clients and keep the impact on your business to an absolute minimum.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Ward Hadaway contact for further information.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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