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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

Ordinary Cause: Checking the Initial Writ

Once completed the debt manager (“O” grade or above) should check the initialwrit thoroughly to ensure that

  • the information contained in it is accurate
  • all the relevant details about any assessments in the action have been provided
  • the sums outlined in the condescendence match exactly the amounts for which decree is being sought as laid out in the crave (DMBM680090)
  • the amounts shown in words and figures agree
  • all liabilities for which proceedings are appropriate have been included in the initial writ.