Our fees if you decide to go ahead with a suitable solution.


Your creditors bear the cost of the fees.

If your IVA is approved, the fees will be paid from the monthly contributions you pay into the IVA.


This means that your creditors will bear the costs of the fees. For this reason the fees which we seek to charge may be varied (with your agreement) by your creditors before the IVA is approved.


Creditors may change the way in which we charge our fees. You can refer to the Guide to Fees here for further information.

Initial fee

If an IVA is recommended as a suitable solution for you, and you decide to proceed, Vanguard Insolvency Practitioners Limited will conduct a comprehensive review of your personal financial circumstances and submit your case to the Insolvency Practitioner. No fee is charged for this service.

Nominee's Fee

This is a fixed fee for the advice stage and preparation of the Proposal and all other necessary documents. The fees charged are based on the standard charges of this company and are in line with our competitors. The Nominees fee is paid from the monthly payment agreed in your proposal.

Insolvency Practitioner's Fee

During the initial set up period, the Insolvency Practitioner acts as your 'Nominee'. Once the IVA is approved the Insolvency Practitioner becomes your 'Supervisor'. The level of the fee varies according to your individual circumstances and the fees will not be charged until your IVA is approved. 

Supervisor's fee

A fixed Supervisor fee is usually £1,750, which is spread over the duration of the IVA. This covers all of the work completed after the proposal is approved until the IVA is concluded. The Supervisor's fee is paid from the monthly payment agreed in your proposal.


Key points about our fees

We will explain the fees and expenses we propose to charge and ask you to confirm your agreement to these fees before we charge for any work on your behalf. 

Your credit rating

You should also note that your credit rating will typically be affected for up to 6 years after the IVA has been approved. Your ability to obtain further credit may be affected once your IVA has concluded.

Keeping up with payments

During the first few months of the IVA, your payments will be used to pay the Nominee's fee and the Supervisor's ongoing fees before any payments are made to your creditors. If the IVA fails you will remain liable for payment of any outstanding balances to your creditors. Your debts may not have reduced depending on the progress of your IVA.


IVAs do have flexibility so that you may be allowed a small payment break dependant on your circumstances due to unexpected expenses arising or difficulties at work. The Supervisor will always request proof of any changes.


The Nominee and Supervisor will charge expenses incurred in connection with the IVA, these may include items such as postage, photocopying, stationery and telephone costs. In addition expenses will be payable to third parties on costs such as bonding, software fees, courier fees and registration of the IVA.



This is the document which explains why you are unable to pay your debts and includes full details of your financial position. It explains how much you are proposing to pay towards your debts and the proposed costs of the IVA.


This is a meeting arranged by the Nominee for your creditors to consider your proposal. The Nominee will prepare a report recommending the proposal for acceptance based on the Nominee having reviewed your proposal and the documents which confirm the contents of the proposal are accurate such as wage slips, creditor statements, house valuation reports etc.


A member of our team will consider with you any changes requested by creditors. These changes may be required in order to secure their acceptance of the proposal and we will advise you whether you should accept the changes or consider an alternative approach to managing your debts. We will not make any changes to your proposals without your agreement.


The Supervisor will check that you are making your payments on time and at the correct amount. Each year the Supervisor will review your income and expenditure to ensure your payments are the appropriate level.


If you are proposing to introduce any assets into the IVA by, for example, a remortgage, the Supervisor will check that this is achieved in accordance with the terms of the IVA.


The Supervisor will check that the claims of your creditors are correct and will then arrange to make regular repayments to your creditors during the course of the IVA.

Commonly used terms & their meanings


Find out the right choice for you.

Call us today to speak with one of our advisors who can help you understand your options and find out the right choice for you. We're here to help on 0800 019 8383 .

Opening times

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Vanguard Insolvency Practitioners Limited, Registered address National House, 80-82 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 1HW

Company Registered in England and Wales Number 09610770 - Data Protection ZA 131723

Peter Jackson is authorised to act as an Insolvency Practitioner in the UK by the Insolvency Practitioners Association. Data protection registration number ZA103596

The Money Advice Service is a free service set up by the Government to help people make the most of their money. If you would like to learn more click here. The Insolvency Service, an independent government agency, has produced a guidance leaflet on dealing with your creditors. If you would like a copy, click here.

The Association of Business Recovery Professionals, known as R3, produce a booklet called “Is a Voluntary Arrangement Right for Me?”.  If you would like a copy, click here.

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