LGA Research Contract – Fair and Effective Debt Management

LGA Research Contract – Fair and Effective Debt Management

This project will seek to strengthen our understanding of how councils can and should deliver fair and effective debt management as part of a wider financial inclusion strategy.

Fair and effect debt management

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000

Location of contract

London

Value of contract

£10,000 to £25,000

Procurement reference

BIP615290438

Published date

30 July 2021

Closing date

18 August 2021

Closing time

5pm

Contract start date

1 September 2021

Contract end date

28 February 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

The economic impact from the Covid-19 pandemic has been critical for both councils and their communities. Record numbers of households are in debt, councils are facing lower collection rates and more consumers find themselves in vulnerable circumstances. This climate threatens both the financial resilience of communities and the financial stability of councils themselves. Councils have come under much scrutiny for the methods used to collect debt and the ways in which they identify and

This project will seek to strengthen our understanding of how councils can and should deliver fair and effective debt management as part of a wider financial inclusion strategy. This will complement other work that is being delivered as part of the LGAs existing Reshaping Financial Support (RFS) programme. We would like to identify and build on existing good practice and share findings to support sector-led improvement. We would like the learning from this project to form the basis of evidence-based recommendations and a business case that will inform national policy development and support levelling up.

 

More information

 

Links

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Charlotte Maguire

Address

Local Government House
18 Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HZ
UK

Telephone

02071877381

Email

jordanne.mckenzie-blythe@local.gov.uk