There are no fees payable by an individual entering into the DAS. This is the same for all individuals whether they use a private sector firm (e.g. Harper McDermott Ltd) or a public sector organisation (e.g. CAB or local authority Money Adviser).
The costs of administering the scheme are borne by the creditors i.e. from every £ received into the scheme, 22p is used to pay for the costs; this 22p is paid to the DAS Administrator (2p) and the Money Adviser (20p). The remaining amounts are distributed amongst all creditors on a pro rata basis and a successfully completed DPP deems all debts to be repaid in full.