The ECA - ‘A new independent oversight body’

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

As a company who proudly claim to be changing the face of enforcement, #TeamCES regularly align ourselves with any organisation aiming to do the same.

The ECA (Enforcement Conduct Authority) which launches next year, is another organisation that will do just that.

How will the ECA be any different to what’s already in place though?

Well, for a start, the establishment of the EXA follows what it calls ‘ground breaking collaboration between the civil enforcement and debt advice sectors.’

Two sectors which seem to have opposite interests, you might think, but that way of thinking is out of date. It’s not us vs them, by any stretch of the imagination.

With the support of the CSJ (Centre for Social Justice) the two sectors have come together to discuss the most appropriate ways of identifying vulnerability, signposting people to the correct channels of help, as well as how best to pursue unpaid debts, which still have to be reclaimed.

Organisations like this don’t aim to give people ‘get out of jail free’ cards, it’s about finding the best route forward for all stakeholders.

Is it possible to increase the effectiveness of enforcement whilst bolstering protection for the vulnerable?

Yes, it absolutely is, and quite simply, it has to be. In the words of Robert Buckland QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice...

"The Enforcement Conduct Authority will make a real difference to protecting the vulnerable and driving up standards while improving the effectiveness of enforcement."


The ECA will:

  • Drive out bad practices

  • Protect the financially vulnerable

  • Balance the critical financial needs of local councils

  • Ensure fairness for all

  • Raise standards

  • Improve accountability

  • Adjudicate responsibly

  • Protect vulnerable people

If you know anything about Court Enforcement Specialists and about how we operate, it will make perfect sense as to why we’re looking forward to working closely with the ECA long into the future.

You can visit their website below:

Enforcement Conduct Authority (

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