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It has emerged this week that the Ministry of Justice has backtracked on a plan to outsource the collection of unpaid court fines and debts to one single supplier.

Minster for the courts Shailesh Vara has issued a written statement to the House of Commons, stating that the option of using a single supplier is “not the best option for HM Courts & Tribunals Service”.

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The Ministry has back-tracked.

In Vara’s full statement, he revealed that in the last financial year, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) collected more than $550m of fines, other financial impositions, fixed penalties and debt. He also added that the money collected has helped to fund vital services for taxpayers.

Back in July 2013, Vara’s department began a procurement competition for a new provider of criminal court compliance and enforcement services, and a preferred bidder was identified in January 2015.

But the statement added: “Following re-consideration of the department’s requirements, we have decided that outsourcing these services to a single supplier is not the best option for HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

“This decision is based on the need to ensure that any contract we let completely meets our requirements, provides best value for the taxpayer and complies with procurement law.

“Ministers have set out the importance of reforming HMCTS to provide a modern and efficient service for society.

“Improving compliance and enforcement services will continue to form a key part of that work.

“We believe that in house modernisation is the best option for HMCTS.”

About Commercial Domestic Investigations

Commercial Domestic Investigations are regarded within the debt collection and credit control industry as one of the best credit management companies in the UK. Established in 1988 to support and service all sizes of companies in the field of Credit Management.

Primarily our clients use our automated Debt Collection Services, but over the last eighteen years clients requirements have changed dramatically, something Commercial Domestic Investigations has addressed.

We now boast a national client base in excess of 30,000 companies. Commercial Domestic Investigations has grown by listening to clients’ requirements and adapting our services to meet all companies’ needs from Sole Traders, SMES, Ltd and Plus. Please contact us on 08444 159200 for more information.