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Hi , I was browsing the oft website and came across this snippet , from April 2009, concerning Mackenzie Hall, enjoy

 

. Under the Limitation Act 1980, which applies to England and Wales, a debt is considered to be statute barred when no payments have been made against it or where it has not been acknowledged for six years. A statute barred debt cannot be legally recovered. Whilst the OFT accepts that the debt still exists, the OFT considers that it can be unfair to pursue the debt in the circumstances set out in our Debt Collection Guidance (pdf 116 kb). In Northern Ireland, statue barred debts are governed by the Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. In Scotland, statute barred debts are governed by the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 which states that the debt itself ceases to exist after five years providing that it has not been acknowledged and that no relevant claim against it has been made by the creditor.

 

I hope this helps , as it covers all areas of the UK

 

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Matters not to Muck Hall...they'll still chance their arm regardless :rolleyes:

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