In 2020, the Centre for Social Justice founded the Enforcement Oversight Working Group, bringing together the enforcement and debt advice sectors for the first time to collaboratively develop a vision for reform. The Enforcement Conduct Authority (ECA) is being established as a result of this ground-breaking collaboration between the civil enforcement and debt advice sectors, with the support of the Centre for Social Justice. Funded by the industry, the ECA will drive out bad practices, protect the financially vulnerable, balance the critical financial needs of local councils and ensure fairness for all.
The need to establish the Enforcement Conduct Authority has never been more urgent. With a mandate to ensure the fair treatment of people in debt, the ECA will provide the independent supervision of enforcement that has been strongly advocated by both parliamentarians and the debt advice sector. In developing new protocols on vulnerability and affordable repayment, the ECA will help to ensure that people experiencing enforcement are able to access a more sympathetic and sustainable path out of debt.
As the first Chairperson of this new regulatory body, you will have the unique opportunity to both establish an important, high-profile organisation, and influence future statutory underpinning that will ensure the ECA’s mandate is sustainably delivered for future generations.
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