SAIF reminder about Debt Relief Orders

September 25, 2014   //   No Comments

Has your funeral business been affected by Debt Relief Orders?  Please tell us your experiences.

SAIF Business Centre has been asked to provide information to The Insolvency Service, which is conducting a review of Debt Relief Orders (DRO).  The government has launched a Call for Evidence covering debt relief orders and the creditor petition limit in bankruptcy, with a view to providing improved help for the financially vulnerable.

SAIF complained to The Insolvency Service in November 2013 that several funeral director members were unable to recover funeral costs in cases where a DRO had been applied, as this type of expense is a qualifying debt for the purpose of a DRO. The review will consider all aspects of the DRO so this is an opportunity to put across our case.

SAIF needs your help

If your funeral business has been affected by a case involving a DRO, we need to hear your experiences. Please contact Linda Jones at SAIF Business Centre on 0845 230 6777 by 30th September. Thank you.