The Request for Information Form which is sent out following the Liability Order hearing requires that certain information is supplied to the us within 14 days. Failure to supply the information, or to supply false information, is a criminal offence and, if found guilty, carries a substantial fine.
On the form we have included a section which allows the customer to enter into an arrangement to clear the outstanding balance by the end of the financial year. If this arrangement is acceptable to us, and is maintained by the customer, no further action is required.
If the form is not returned, a reminder will be sent which may be followed by a summons to appear at Court. The summons is hand-delivered by a Recovery Officer, or posted by Recorded Delivery. A further Request for Information form is enclosed, giving the customer another chance to supply the information. If the form is returned before the Court date, the case will be withdrawn. If the information is not supplied, the Magistrates will hear the evidence and may impose a fine and award costs on behalf of us.