Posts Categorized: General

Drama in Dudley!

Drama in Dudley! Penham Excel

  One of our Enforcement Agents had to endure verbal abuse and physical threats yesterday whilst out doing his duty and clamping a vehicle that had no tax, no MOT and was illegally and dangerously parked on double yellow lines. As he fitted the clamp, the female owner of the vehicle approached claiming she couldn’t… Read more »

Debt Management Vulnerability Toolkit updated

Debt Management Vulnerability Toolkit updated

  The Government has updated its Debt Management Vulnerability Toolkit, which was developed by the Cabinet Office Fairness Group. The Toolkit is designed to help public sector bodies recovering debt to identify and support all customers, including those who may need additional support. For policy makers and those designing service policies and processes, it offers… Read more »

Enforcement Conduct Board

With the establishment of the Enforcement Conduct Board, there are firm plans in place for a regulatory body to be launched later in 2022 with the powers to drive up standards, protect the financially vulnerable and drive out bad practices, which we at Penham Excel as professional enforcement agents strongly support. The Enforcement Conduct Board… Read more »

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 »