Information from the Scottish Government, covering the period from the 20th December 2020 and the 30th of September 2021, shows which organisations provided debt solutions to people struggling with problem debt over that period.
The Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme
The Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme is a formal debt repayment plan that allows people to repay their debts. Under the Scheme, those struggling with problem debt can propose to repay their debts to their creditors, using just one payment per month, through a Payment Distributor. Importantly, the Scheme is free to those in debts, although creditors who have their debts included in a Scheme have to pay 22% towards the cost of setting up and administering the Scheme.
The Scottish Government only report organisations that have done more than 25 DPPs. The rest are included in other.
|Money Advice Organisation||Number of Approved DPPs.|
|Carrington Dean Group||2,035|
|J3 Debt Solutions||241|
|Citizen Advice Fife||37|
|Wylie & Bisset||30|
Local Authorities and Citizen Advice Bureaux
Local Authority and Citizen Advice Bureaux, not for profit, local advice organisations also provide Debt Payment Programmes. In the list above (organisations that have done more than 25) only one of these types of organisations appeared, and that was Citizen Advice Rights Fife. Of those “Other” Organisations, 165 DPPs were carried out by Local Authorities and Citizen Advice Bureaux.
|Organisation Type||Number of DPPS Approved|
|Citizen Advice Bureaux||96|
Bankruptcy: Certificate of Sequestration
For people in Scotland to apply for their own Bankruptcy (also known as Sequestration), they first need to have a Certificate of Sequestration signed. Between the 1st December 2020 and the 30th September 2021, the following organisations signed Certificates of Sequestration.
There are two processes that can be used when someone is going Bankrupt in Scotland, one is Full Administration Bankruptcy and the other is using the Minimum Asset Procedure. The figures for Certificates of Sequestration are broken down into the two procedures used.
|Money Advice Organisation||Number of Certificate of Sequestrations (MAP)|
|Citizen Advice Rights Fife||115|
|Christian Against Poverty||44|
|South Lanarkshire Council – Money Matters||39|
|West Lothian Council||37|
|Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey CAB||30|
|North Lanarkshire Council||27|
|Money Advice Organisation||Number of Certificate of Sequestrations (FAB)|
|Wylie and Bisset||36|
Protected Trust Deeds
Protected Trust Deeds are a type of personal insolvency in Scotland and must be administered by private insolvency practitioners.
|Trustee Organisation||Number of Protected Trust Deeds|
|J3 Debt Solutions||473|
|Wylie and Bisset||146|
|YEG Insolvency (formally AGT Insolvency)||95|
|Parker Phillips Insolvency||26|