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Approved Enforcement Agency Services Contracts commences

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New providers for Approved Enforcement Agency (AEA) services begin work for HMCTS today. The new providers will manage all warrants of control and warrants of arrest in relation the enforcement of criminal financial impositions in England.

The new contracts will see savings to the Ministry of Justice of approximately £4 million pounds per year over the next five years and will provide a consistent, efficient service. Robust performance reporting and monitoring will be implemented with protocols in place around conduct, complaint handling and dealing with vulnerable defendants.

New services in Wales are expected to commence from 1 April 2021 with incumbent providers ensuring continuity of service under existing arrangements until then as follows:

Region From 1 September 2020 From 1 April 2021
London CDER Group  
Midlands CDER Group  
North East Marston Holdings Ltd  
North West Marston Holdings Ltd  
South East CDER Group  
South West Marston Holdings Ltd  
Wales No change – Marston Holdings Ltd (Swift) and Excel Civil Enforcement Jacobs
Secondary Provider A (North East, North West, South West and Wales) CDER Group  
Secondary Provider B (London, Midlands and South East) Marston Holdings Ltd  

Published 1 September 2020

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