A major crackdown on the abuse of county court judgments by rogue parking and utility firms is announced today.  More information will be available shortly on  the Ministry of Justice website

Ministers pledge that anyone who has had a debt judgment passed against them without their knowledge will immediately have it struck from their record.

The announcement comes after a Daily Mail investigation revealed thousands of people have devastating county court judgments (CCJs) passed against them without any chance to defend themselves.

Private parking and utility firms making claims for supposed debts – some as small as 1p – often give courts old addresses, so warnings and information about court dates are missed.

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