Deposits covered after mobility firm¹s demise

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has acted to help protect elderly and disabled people from financial loss as a result of Ashdale Healthcare going into administration. Based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, the Ashdale group manufactured under the name Medicare Technology and distributed mobility vehicles (both its own and those of other companies) in 32 retail outlets all over the country. Under the BHTA Client Protection Scheme, which is supported by 27 member companies involved in mobility vehicles distribution and manufacture, if one member ceases to trade as a result of insolvency, others will undertake to honour any customer¹s deposit, up to a maximum of 15% of the total contract cost. Any difference in deposit is payable by the customer. Ashdale has made more than 200 employees redundant, saying adverse trading conditions within the industry over the last few months had caused the insolvency. BHTA director Ray Hodgkinson said his association had gone to great lengths to help customers cau

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