Would an IVA suit me?

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tim
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by tim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:25 pm
Hi, I was overpaid salary for 12 months amounting to £35,000. The company (Public sector) are requesting that I set up a Direct Debit to pay them back, but I am extremely behind on rent and bills and my outgoings are already over my incoming current salary. I also have many other creditors. I have overcome a huge gambling addiction and am now looking to get my life back together. I am approximately £48,000 in debt. Would an IVA suit me?
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by Foggy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:33 pm
It would depend on much more than you can divulge in an open forum and you really need to chat to a few insolvency firms for specific advice. You will find them easy to talk to and completely non-judgemental and you have already done the hardest bit in recognising the problem.

To find out a little more about IVA's have a read here: https://www.iva.co.uk/what-is-an-iva and here: https://www.iva.co.uk/guide-pros-and-cons
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by redboxtree » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:54 am
Is the £35000 owed to your employer included in the £48000 that you identified?

You need to think this through and that includes talking to your employer about what would happen if you went into an IVA.

I have half a feeling that your employment may be at risk because I am not sure they could allow you to continue working for them whilst expecting that debt to be written off.
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by kallis3 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:29 am
I agree with Foggy - speak to an IVA company and see if they can do anything to help.

I would also advise making an anonymous call to your HR to see how it could affect your employment.

Just curious as to how you didn't notice you had been over paid?
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by Lisa Thomas » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:35 am
An IVA might be viable but it is worth exploring all options - for example also having a look at Bankruptcy.

Speak to an Insolvency practitioner for some advice.
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