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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

Pre-enforcement: limits in enforcement proceedings: summary proceedings (Scotland)

Monetary limits

An action in the Sheriff Court must not exceed £1,500. It may include any number of debts due from the taxpayer, provided the total amount is under £1,500. You must not split the overall indebtedness in order to take more than one action against a debtor at the same time.

Time limits

There is a 20 year time limit for taking proceedings by virtue of Section 7, Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.