Shelter e-bulletin – December 2018

By Isabelle (IMA) in on Jan 10, 2019

December 2018 e-bulletin update from the Shelter Specialist Debt Advice Service.

New and legal updates

  • BBC consultation on TV licence fees for older people
  • Enforcement agent reforms: call for evidence
  • HMRC’s new preferential creditor status in business insolvencies
  • Money Advice Service (MAS) launches Council Tax Recovery Guidance document
  • FCA publishes review of long-term mortgage arrears

Case law

  • The Income Payments Order obligations of a discharged bankrupt do not prove in a subsequent bankruptcy – Azuonye v Kent (trustee in bankruptcy) [2018] EWHC 2766 (Ch)
  • County court judgments set aside under exceptional circumstances – Madison CF UK (118118 Money) v Various [2018] EWHC 2786 (Ch)
  • Who pays costs after a bankruptcy order is rescinded – Amin v London Borough of Redbridge [2018] EWHC 3100 (Ch)


This month’s Spotlight focuses on how debts incurred through fraud might be treated in an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA).

Celebrating Success

This month’s success story is from Tracey Reilly at Money Skills Service who helped a client defend a county court claim on the basis that it was ‘time-barred’ pursuant to s5 Limitations Act 1980.

Download the Shelter e-bulletin December 2018


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