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22 May

2020 Holiday Entitlement - Business Update Working Time Directive (Coronavirus) (Amendment) 2020

With the UK in lockdown, your employees may not have been able to take their full holiday entitlement. The Government has released guidance which allow a full-time employee to carry over a maximum of four weeks

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21 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements              Trials of  two anti-malarial drugs ( chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine )  to see if they can prevent infection begin in the

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20 May

Webinar: Understanding the Current and Future Challenges of Credit Repair During Covid-19

The CHO and NBRA jointly invite you to an open session on Tuesday 26 May at 4pm to give you the opportunity to better understand the challenges facing repairers and CHCs as a result of

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20 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements      Environment Secretary George Eustice announced at the Downing Street press conference yesterday that there have

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19 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the Downing Street press conference yesterday that there have been

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18 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Weekend roundup Saturday 16 May Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson delivered the daily press conference. He stated that as

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14 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary, led last night’s press conference. He reported the latest figures as Latest

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13 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements People across England can, from today, enjoy unlimited exercise, drive to beauty spots, shop at

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12 May

Latest Guidance From The Government

The Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday, and further interjections yesterday, underline the government’s intention to move to the next stage in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, namely ‘recovery.’ The government has published Our Plan to Rebuild:

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12 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements   Boris Johnson on Monday night urged the public to “use good, solid British common sense”

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11 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    Last night, the Prime Minister addressed the nation of the conditional plan of lockdown easing. He

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11 May

Prime Minister addresses the nation: latest information

The Prime Minister addressed the nation yesterday evening, and announced the first tentative steps towards easing the lockdown. The essential measures within the lockdown will remain in place for the next three weeks but, as

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07 May

GTA Technical Committee Appoints New Independent Secretary

With effect from 1st May, Stewart McCulloch has been appointed Independent Secretary to the GTA Technical Committee. Stewart can be contacted using the new email address of indsec@gtacredithire.com and is encouraging GTA subscribers to make

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07 May

CHO Members Race for Charity

Members of The CHO took part in the 2.6 Challenge at the end of April to support our charity partner The Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT). The challenge was organised after the 2020 London Marathon was

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07 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements In the UK, the daily number of tests dropped to 69,436, as the total remained

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06 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements As of yesterday, there have been 1,383,842 tests across UK, 84,806 on Monday. 194,990 tested

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05 May

Public Need Their Cars

Research finds public need their cars, as the government begins preparing business to get back to work. Mobility is an essential factor in getting through life in lockdown, according to the RAC, after research it

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05 May

New Car Registrations See Dramatic Decrease

New car registrations drop like a stone in April Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) underline the devastation that Covid-19 has wreaked on the UK motor manufacturing sector. UK registrations

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05 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements Residents on the Isle of Wight will begin to trial the “test, track and trace”

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04 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Saturday 25th April   Robert  Jenrick , Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government  The Government has now

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01 May

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements Boris Johnson returned to hosting the daily press conference last night. The number of fatalities

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30 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements The number of fatalities from covid 19 has risen to 26,097, after deaths in care

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29 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, led the press conference last night, and stated the following figures

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28 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements The nation will mark a minute’s silence to frontline workers who have died during the

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27 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements Saturday 25th April Priti Patel (Home Secretary) Began by stating that the core message of

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24 Apr

Charity Partner news – The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The CHO

The CHO’s 2020 charity partner, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT), has an even more important role to play in these challenging times. Covid-19 can severely affect people with underlying respiratory problems, so the charity is

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24 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements     583,496 tests have been carried out, including 23,560 yesterday. 138,078 people have tested positive for

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23 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    Yesterday’s data   for the UK shows that 559,935 people have been tested in the UK, of which

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21 Apr

Further Delay to LiP Portal

The Justice Secretary, the Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP, has published a ministerial statement this afternoon advising that the LiP Portal, the flagship part of the government’s personal injury reform programme, has been delayed again,

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21 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key announcements Parliament returns today from the Easter break. MPs have agreed a “hybrid” debate system allowing for

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21 Apr

Mitigation Statement of Truth

Some of you may already have updated the mitigation statement of truth that many credit hire companies (CHCs) rely on irrespective of whether they are in the GTA or not.  This has been raised as

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20 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    The Government’s furlough scheme for businesses will open today, with employers now able to apply

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20 Apr

CPS Guideliness for Reasonable Excuse to Travel

There has been some debate about what constitutes ‘essential,’ in respect of essential travel. Some insurers have intimated in letters to CHCs that essential travel applies only to key workers, and that mobility providers need

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17 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements   As of yesterday, of 327,608 people tested for covid-19 in the UK, 103,093 had tested

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16 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements In the UK, more than 313,769 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus. Of

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15 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements    In the UK, more than 93,873 people have been confirmed to have caught Covid-19 and

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14 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Press conference Monday 13 th April Dominic Raab (First Secretary of State) Raab began by saying that the Government

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09 Apr

GTA Statement

Statement on current health crisis by GTA Technical Committee The country faces unparalleled challenge from the impact of Covid-19 on UK mobility, including the GTA. A fundamental principle of the GTA is that through collaboration

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09 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements The UK death toll for coronavirus patients has risen to 7,097, an increase of 938

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08 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key Announcements  Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care. His condition is “stable”, and he

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07 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Key announcements   208,837 people have been tested for coronavirus, of which 51,608 tested positive. As of 5pm on 6 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 5,373 have died. The PM was taken into intensive care

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06 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Dods will be providing a daily bulletin on domestic and international headlines related to the Covid-19 outbreak. Key

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03 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO member regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key announcements The figures yesterday showed that 163,194 people in the UK have now been tested for

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02 Apr

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A series of daily updates for CHO member regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad. Key announcements   The figures yesterday showed that 152,979 people in the UK have now been tested for

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02 Apr

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), which has opened for applications, supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance facilities. The scheme can provide facilities

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31 Mar

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Key announcements In the latter half of yesterday afternoon, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, announced the Government’s plans to help UK travellers abroad come home. The Foreign Secretary had been engaged in conversations with over 20

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30 Mar

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Key Announcements  On Sunday, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries  confirmedthat the government will review the lockdown measures in three weeks, and it will take three to six months to see if the policies have “squashed”

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27 Mar

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Key Government Announcements Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled the Government’s package of support for self-employed workers would be available from June Gov’t will pay self-employed people adversely affected by Covid-19, a taxable grant

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26 Mar

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Key announcements Parliament   is now in recess, having risen for Easter a week earlier than planned due to the coronavirus.  Parliament is due to return on 21 April, but it’s been suggested that this date will be reviewed closer

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24 Mar

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

Key Announcements   Boris Johnson declared a national emergency as he  addressed the nation last night as he imposed a lockdown for at least three weeks. Johnson was blunt, stating that “without a huge national effort to halt

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23 Mar

Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

A daily bulletin on domestic and international headlines related to the Covid-19 outbreak. Key Announcements Friday’s press conference saw the Prime Minister tell cafes, pubs and restaurants to close that night and not to open

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22 Mar

Covid-19 Weekend Bulletin

From the weekend press conferences Saturday George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs There are many things that the government is asking the nation to do differently as we work together

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20 Mar

CHO Covid-19 Bulletin

A daily CHO bulletin on domestic and international headlines related to the Covid-19 outbreak. Key announcements       In his press conference last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the UK could “turn the tide within

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10 Mar

CHO Welcomes New Members

The CHO are delighted to add to their extensive portfolio of associated companies by welcoming four new members to the organisation for 2020. A big welcome to the following members who have joined The CHO

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09 Mar

CHO Announces Charity Partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Credit Hire Organisation (CHO), the trade body for the UK credit hire industry has chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as its charity partner. Kirsty McKno, the CHO Chair, said she was delighted to announce

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06 Mar

Dates for your Diary

Dates have been announced for two of The CHO’s biggest events of the year. Following a successful debut in 2019, The CHO will be hosting a second Mock Trial which will give attendees the opportunity

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04 Mar

CHO to meet with MOJ over LiP Portal

As part of the continued discussion around the development, rules and release of the LiP Portal, The CHO have requested a meeting with Richard Hutchinson at the MOJ. This request has been granted and a

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26 Feb

Counter Fraud Meetings Round-Up

The CHO hosted a series of three meetings across the country as we looked at the different ways a credit hire company can tackle potential fraud in the industry. The meetings featured a strong and

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26 Feb

MASS Training Webinar Available to CHO Members

Are you ready for the Civil Procedure Rules’ changes which will be implemented from 6th April 2020? If you want to learn more about how they will affect your Credit Hire Cases, how a claim

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08 Nov

CHO Conference 2019 Round-Up

A big thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 CHO Annual Conference at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre. The day was a great success packed with informative, interesting, inspiring and, at

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23 Oct

CHO Conference Line-Up Announced

The line-up for the 2019 CHO Annual Conference has been announced. The conference will take place on Thursday 7th November 2019 at the Heart of England Conference & Events Centre. 9:30am AGM 10:30am Chair Welcome

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15 Oct

Regional Meeting Round-Up

The CHO hosted meetings across the UK in September and October giving members the chance to quiz experts from across the industry. Three experts formed a panel which were available for attendees to question and

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03 Oct

International Rugby Star to Speak at Conference

Former England and British Lions rugby star Lee Mears to speak at the 2019 Conference. In an impressive career spanning 20 years, Lee played in two World Cups, amassing over 40 England caps, a tour with

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25 Sep

Customer strategy expert to speak at CHO Conference

Tim Sefton has been announced as the first speaker at this years CHO conference. Tim is a leading expert in customer and brand led strategies with a stellar track record of driving growth at mobile

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20 Sep

Modern Law Magazine

‘Never is there a more important time than now for the industry to come together and shape the post reform world for the benefit of customers.’ Chair of the CHO, Kirsty McKno, has contributed to

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02 Sep

Kirsty McKno - Legal Futures Blog

Nobody is under any illusion that the small claims track (SCT) portal is in some disarray.  The MIB (responsible for building the portal) has held public information meetings, but these have simply focused attention on

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07 Aug

Two senior hires at the CHO

The Credit Hire Organisation (CHO), the trade body for the UK’s credit hire industry has announced two new senior hires. Peter Gomes is the new head of business, with responsibility for administering the various CHO

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02 Jul

Trade body reacts as MIB provides sneak peek of upcoming whiplash claims service

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), which has been mandated by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to manage the delivery of a new personal injury claims service as part of the Civil Liability Act, has offered

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01 Jul

Commenting on the latest LiP portal communication from the MIB, Kirsty McKno, chair of The CHO said: “While this is – finally – an acknowledgement that property damage should be included within the process, it

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28 Jun

Join the CHO team

We are currently recruiting! The CHO is looking for a new head of marketing and business development. Please take a look at the job description Head of Marketing and Business Development and if you think you

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21 Jun

Beach2Beach Charity ride

After the 2018 Sumer Heatwave, the cyclists doing this year’s Beach2Beach ride for the CHO Charity Winstons Wish might have been worried about heat exhaustion during this year’s trip from Bournemouth, on the South Coast,

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26 Feb

February 2019 Regional Meetings - MoJ transfer to FCA

February 2019 Regional Meetings – MoJ transfer to FCA The latest round of regional meetings on the transfer of the CMC regulation from MoJ to FCA are now complete.  We hope you found these session

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22 Feb

Cameron v Hussain

CHO – Press Release The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal from the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal’s order is set aside.  Kirsty McKno, chair of the CHO (Credit Hire Organisation), which represents the

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12 Feb

Winston's Wish documentary with BBC Inside Out

Winston’s Wish documentary with BBC Inside Out West about the work they do with military families that have been bereaved is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer. BBC i Player link  https://bit.ly/2ti3yTy  https://www.winstonswish.org/  Giving hope

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20 Nov

Conference Photo's

Please see below a selection of the photo’s from this years conference.

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20 Nov

Conference Evening Photos

Conference evening meal and entertainment……… a return to the 80’s…….

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14 Nov

Conference 2018 Slide presentations

Please find below a link to all the presentations from this years conference. Tom Clarke Matrix Telematics Ryan Davison  Charting a Digital Claims Journey Steve Thompson Connected Solutions Lee Berrell Volvo Car UK Chris Weeks NBRA Nick Farrell Copart presentation 2018

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06 Sep

Civil Liability Bill - Second Reading – update to CHO members

The Civil Liability Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 4 September and now goes into Committee Stages, where a committee of MPs will scrutinise the Bill line by line. Committee Stage

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31 Jul

From Brussels with love a fraud case study

Please see the attached link to a story in Post Magazine. It features Neil Thomas among others, talking about a recent case, which we at the CHO helped the journalist put together. You do require

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18 Jul

PI reform update

Commenting on the government’s response to the Justice Select Committee report (seventh report – Small Claims Limit for Personal Injury), Kirsty McKno, chair of the CHO, said: “Nobody following the issues closely thought  that the

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23 May

Civil Liability Bill Latest

The Civil Liability Bill, part of the government’s package of measures aimed at reducing the number of whiplash and other personal injury claims, has cleared committee stages in the House of Lords largely unchanged, and

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25 Jan

Winston's Wish £20 challenge

We wanted to introduce you to the first fundraising initiative with the CHO- The £20 Challenge.  The Challenge is all about using your business, creativity and innovation to generate as much money as possible for

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10 Jan

January 2018 Newsletter

NICE TO SEE YOU, TO SEE YOU…. The 2017 annual CHO conference was held at the Heart of England Conference & Event Centre.  Over 170 delegates attended who enjoyed a day covering the challenges faced by

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05 Dec

Winston's Wish - 'Helpline For a Day'

Credit Hire industry backs Winston’s Wish UK charity for bereaved children Winston’s Wish, the UK’s childhood bereavement charity, is the new partner charity of the Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) the trade association for the UK”s credit

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30 Nov

Verius Risk Solutions

Verius Ltd to provide CHCs with data-sharing platform to counter fraud following agreement with HD The Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) has signed an agreement with law firm Hill Dickinson to ensure vital insurance claim data

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23 Nov

Credit Hire and telematics benefits

Trak Global urges credit hire companies to embrace telematics or be left behind Telematics offers credit hire companies (CHCs) a growing number of efficiency and risk management options, according to Nick Street, insurance solutions and claims

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