Question

Jon,

I left the UK 15 years ago and moved back to Canada. When I left I owed quite a bit of money, about $24,000, which I am unsure what that is GBP now. I have an offer of a job to return to the UK, but am worried I will be stopped at the airport or arrested.

Norm

Answer

Norm,

For debts or unpaid accounts unless there is a crime involved you will not be arrested, unless you have criminal convictions against you.

When was your last contact with the banks or lenders you owe? For most debts, if you have had no contact from a creditor for six (6) years, an account can be said to be Statute Barred, or no longer owed. But there is a grey area with this.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Jon

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