The Registry Trust has today published figures showing that in the first quarter of 2019, 321,044 County Court Judgments (CCJs) were registered against consumers in England and Wales a record high and up five percent on the same quarter of 2018.
Jane Tully, director of external affairs at the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline, said: “The continued rise in the number of CCJs is a worrying trend and shows the financial challenges many people are facing.
“While these latest figures show the number of county court judgments against consumers at record levels, the overall amounts owed are decreasing.
“This is similar to what we are seeing at National Debtline, where growing numbers of people are contacting us with credit-related debts, but with overall smaller amounts of debt than in the past.
“I encourage anyone struggling to make ends meet to contact a free debt advice service like National Debtline as soon as possible.”