Posts Categorized: General

New law to resolve remaining COVID-19 commercial rent debts

A new law is now in place to help resolve certain remaining commercial rent debts accrued because of the pandemic. The ‘Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022’ received Royal Assent in March 2022. This means that from 24th March a legally binding arbitration process will be available for eligible commercial landlords and tenants who have not… Read more »

Council’s given powers to fine motorists for minor offences

All councils in England and Wales will be given powers to fine motorists £70 for minor offences such as driving in cycle lanes and unlawfully stopping in box junctions, from June 2022. Local Authorities will need to apply for these powers which the government can grant to them via Designation Orders, which is a form of… Read more »

The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Government has today (18/11/21) laid out before Parliament a Statutory Instrument (SI) to enter into force on 9 December 2021 (The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk) ). This Instrument clarifies the circumstances where a cost equivalent to the VAT incurred on fees may be recovered from a judgment debtor. Lord… Read more »

Another award for Penham Excel

Pictured above: Alan Wood and Darren Crombie receiving the ‘Special Jury Prize’ at the 2021 British Parking Awards.   We were delighted to have scooped the prestigious ‘Special Jury Prize’ at the 2021 British Parking Awards, organised by Parking Review and held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Friday 24th September. In an… Read more »

Count of Traveller Caravans, January 2019 England

The latest data from the count of Traveller caravans in England which is compiled by the Ministry of Housing, communities and local government, that took place in January 2019 published this summer reports the following: The total number of traveller caravans in England in January 2019 was 22,662. This is 284 less than the 22,946… Read more »

Penham Excel shortlisted for 2019 British Parking Awards

We are very proud to be the only enforcement agents to have been selected, along with our partners, for 2 prestigious awards at this years premier event in the UK parking calendar. The annual competition was launched by Parking Review magazine in 2002 to recognise and celebrate best practice, innovation and achievement in the design and… Read more »

Eviction of travellers in Kingswinford, Dudley

Last week we were instructed by Environmental Health from Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council that a Court Hearing was taking place on that date (Monday 24th September) for the removal of an illegal traveller encampment in Ketley Field in Kingswinford, Dudley, West Midlands and it was the intention to transfer this matter to the High Court… Read more »

Penham Excel invest in new PR6 Body worn cameras

  In line with our commitment to the security and well being of our staff, particularly in the light of the death of a door step debt collector recently, we have upgraded our body worn cameras to the new PR6 from Pinnacle. From July all of our Enforcement Agents will be equipped with this new… Read more »

Travellers successfully removed from playing fields in Stafford

Last week we received an instruction from Stafford Borough Council to remove around 14 caravans that had arrived on playing fields off Holmcroft Road in Stafford. We immediately deployed five of our enforcement officers to the site to find caravans, RV’s and associated vehicles occupying the land. Upon arrival it quickly became apparent that the… Read more »

Investment and expansion for Penham Excel

After a highly successful 2016, which saw a wave of new contracts, business and clients, Penham Excel are moving forward apace with significant investment and expansion plans. We are currently in the process of recruiting new field based certificated Enforcement Agents and office staff to manage operations from our Stafford premises as we seek to further… Read more »