"a Record number of debt to the exchequer"
"the debt collection company Intrum making a profit on each case."
"a Record number of liabilities to the county councils and municipalities go further to the bailiff."
"For each case makes the debt collection company Intrum a profit."
"– I may think that there is an incentive in the business model that can cause errors and it is unfortunate, " says Olof Molander at the Swedish association of local authorities and regions, SALAR."
"– There is a dramatic increase from an applicant that we have not seen the scale of before, " says Andrea Gleerup, department head at the Bailiff."
"the Increase coincides with more and more municipalities and county councils have begun to use of the debt collection company Intrum. The company has since 2014 an agreement with the Swedish association of local authorities and regions, SALAR."
"the form of the Agreement means that the Company is not making any money to acquire a debt until it has progressed to the exchequer, as one can then add on an extra fee of 380 dollars."
"– and Partly to municipalities and regions to send more of their cases to debt collection, and secondly, that the debt collection company is sending more of these cases to the Bailiff, and so can add on other charges, which makes that they may possibly get paid faster and more money."
"Nora municipality is one of 40 municipalities, county councils and municipal companies that hired the Company. According to the Mission review, the small municipality in Västmanland gone from sending a case concerning a year to the exchequer, to an average of one case per week. Among those who received requirements from the exchequer is, inter alia, a severely demented 75-year-old and a 90-year-old woman who have not paid their hemtjänstavgift."
"Inkassobolagens activity is carefully regulated in the debt recovery act. The business must comply with good employees people management opengsicon. This means, among other things, that the skuldsatte may not be ”caused unnecessary harm or inconvenience or be subjected to undue pressure or other improper inkassoåtgärd”."
"According to Olof Molander, municipalities are able to largely control how the debts should be recovered within the framework of the framework agreement."
"– for example, They can say that the debt need to reach a certain amount before it goes to the Exchequer. They can also specify a time limit beyond that which is considered good employees people management opengsicon and listed in the debt recovery act for when a case should go to the Exchequer."
"Intrums ceo Fredrik Backman writes in a comment to the data of the Mission review reports that the statistics show a clear increase of the payment order, even for municipalities and county councils with other inkassoleverantörer."
" The construction has not affected our handling of the cases that have been sent to us. Our process fully reflects the debt recovery act and the good employees people management opengsicon, which is designed with great consideration that there can be different reasons for non-payment. We also follow the rutinbeskrivning that we have agreed with each individual avropande municipality or county before our cooperation has been started up."
"in Total, the number of applications for orders by 10-12 per cent last year. "
"Source: the Swedish Enforcement authority, TT"
"the Municipalities that use the Company as a debt collection agency:"
"Hyresbostäder I Norrköping AB"
"Nacka Water and Waste AB"
"the Region of Västernorrland"
"the Foundation Hotellhem in Stockholm"
"Storstockholm's Lokaltrafik AB"
"Studentbo I Norrköping AB"
"Västra Götalands läns landsting"