Crackdown to stop rogue bailiffs making lives a misery – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 26th, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, press releases by tracey

‘Sweeping Government reforms in 2014 significantly curtailed bailiffs’ powers, as well as improving transparency and ensuring those with outstanding debts knew their rights.
Having listened to concerns from charities, debt advice organisations and others, the Government has today launched a Call for Evidence to seek views on what more should be done to protect the public.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Rogue bailiffs face crackdown as MP urges government to act – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, disabled persons, identification, news by sally

‘The government has pledged to crack down on rogue bailiffs after an MP raised the case of a disabled constituent who thought she was being burgled when debt collectors burst into her home without showing ID and took cash from her purse.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tougher regulation of bailiffs urged as debt levels rise – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2018 in bailiffs, citizens advice bureaux, debts, enforcement, local government, news by sally

‘A charity has called for tougher regulation of bailiffs, as it calculated that households have fallen behind on essential bills by £18.9bn.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Aggressive bailiff behaviour remains ‘lingering concern’ – MoJ review – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, enforcement, harassment, news, reports by sally

‘Concerns persist over bailiffs using aggressive behaviour to pursue debts despite a legal crackdown, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2018

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Debt-ridden courier’s suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reforms – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in bailiffs, debts, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘A debt-ridden young man took his own life shortly after bailiffs clamped the motorcycle that was essential to his work as a courier, an inquest has heard, in a case that has prompted calls for reform of the debt-collection industry.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bailiff industry still problematic, say charities – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in bailiffs, consumer credit, debts, enforcement, news by tracey

‘Bailiffs are continuing to intimidate vulnerable people in financial difficulty, despite a government crackdown on the issue, a group of charities has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Refusnik rev: the vicar ​whose council tax protest could put him in jail – The Guardian

‘Retired clergyman Paul Nicolson, who is refusing to pay council tax in solidarity with those hit by benefit cuts, explains why he’s happy to take the consequences.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London borough gets enforcement agencies procurement challenge struck out – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 14th, 2016 in bailiffs, contracting out, local government, London, news, public procurement by sally

‘The London Borough of Waltham Forest has successfully applied to the High Court for a procurement challenge to be struck out.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th April 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Bailiffs visit parents who took child out of school – Daily Telegraph

‘Parents hit with £1,200 bill after taking teenage son on holiday during school term.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Panorama bailiffs investigation to be aired after high court bid fails – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2014 in bailiffs, BBC, debts, injunctions, media, news by sally

‘The bailiff and star of BBC show The Enforcers has failed in a high court bid to stop a John Sweeney Panorama investigation into debt recovery being broadcast.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crackdown to stop bailiffs using aggressive tactics – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2014 in bailiffs, debts, enforcement, news by sally

‘Sweeping changes to the way bailiffs can enforce the repayment of debts come into force on Sunday.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bailiffs called in by councils for 1.8m debts, charity warns – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in bailiffs, debts, local government, news, repossession by sally

“Local councils have called in bailiffs an ‘excessive’ 1.8m times in the last year to collect debts on their behalf, according to the Money Advice Trust.”

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BBC News, 22nd August 2013

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Tough new laws on aggressive bailiffs – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 30th, 2013 in bailiffs, bills, consultations, news, repossession by sally

“Tough new laws designed to protect the public from aggressive bailiffs are being implemented by Government.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th July 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Rogue bailiff menace exposed as complaints soar – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2013 in bailiffs, complaints, debts, fees, news, professional conduct, regulations by sally

“The true scale of the problem posed by ‘lawless bailiffs’ is revealed as shocking figures show a sharp rise in complaints about their behaviour since the start of the banking crisis.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New rules for bailiffs industry – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2013 in bailiffs, debts, news, professional conduct, regulations by tracey

“Bailiffs will be regulated under new laws to ‘clean up’ the industry and protect vulnerable debtors, the Government has announced.”

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The Independent, 25th January 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Dale Farm prosecutions abandoned by council – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2012 in bailiffs, demonstrations, local government, news, prosecutions by sally

“A council will take no further action against protesters arrested during the clearance of Europe’s largest illegal travellers’ site. The protesters were among those arrested as they clashed with police and bailiffs as travellers were removed from Dale Farm, Essex, last October.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dr Steven Everson: why the current bailiff system needs to change – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 20th, 2012 in bailiffs, news by sally

“Dr Steven Everson is the Director General of the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA), the sole trade association representing certificated bailiffs in England and Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th February 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bailiff regulations ‘could cost debtors more’ – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2012 in bailiffs, fees, news by sally

“Bailiffs chasing debts may be able to increase the fees they charge some debtors from £42.50 to £305 if government proposals come into force.”

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The Guardian, 17th February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bailiff industry changes proposed by Ministry of Justice – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2012 in bailiffs, codes of practice, news by sally

“Changes to laws governing bailiffs in England and Wales, such as the creation of a code of conduct, are being proposed by the Ministry of Justice.”

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BBC News, 17th February 2012

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Bailiff rules tightened in first step of reform – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 13th, 2012 in bailiffs, news by sally

“Updated National Standards to define acceptable behaviour for bailiffs were today unveiled by Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th January 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk