DCBL’s Most-Read Articles of 2020

16th December 2020

This year’s headlines were dominated by one topic in particular, so it’s no surprise that our most-read articles this year were related to how we adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, our web analytics also reveals interest in a wider range of topics, from squatter removal to chasing unpaid invoices.

Here is our list of most-read articles, culminating in the most popular of 2020.

5. Is Now the Right Time to Chase Unpaid Invoices?

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on finances, both business and personal, leaving many wondering whether their invoices would get paid on time. In this post we explained the vital importance of getting these invoices paid in a timely fashion given the circumstances facing many businesses.

4. Why Preparation is Paramount in High Court Enforcement

In our next post, we aimed to dispel the myth that High Court Enforcement is simply a case of visiting the address on the writ and knocking on the door. Whilst we are proud of representing the industry on “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away”, the programme only shows the on-the-street aspect of the process. This post goes into detail on the important in-office preparation done on each case.

3. DCBL Lead Huge Squatter Removal in London

In a perfect example of the Direct Group’s constituent parts working closely together, DCBL and Direct Security were both heavily involved in a large-scale squatter removal operation in London earlier in the year.

2. Recruitment Agencies – Time to Collect Your Invoices

The recruitment and staffing industry is one that relies on long-standing business-to-business relationships. This means payment terms sometimes slip and invoices fall behind, which, given the size of many of these invoices, can quickly become a big problem. This post struck a chord, as we delved into the best approach to getting those invoices paid by clients.

1. High Court Enforcement – Residential Visits Resume as Restrictions Eased

When the Prime Minister formally locked down the country in late March, it put a stop to all on-street enforcement to residential addresses and gave us at DCBL cause to reassess our operations in light of the pandemic. We used that time to prepare and provide additional training to our agents, making sure to keep staff and the public safe once residential visits were given the go-ahead by the government.