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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CPS to consider Dale Farm charges – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2011 in bailiffs, Crown Prosecution Service, news, repossession, travellers by tracey

“Police have passed 16 cases linked to the clearance of theUK’s largest travellers’ site to the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2011

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Reprieved Travellers are warned they face a bill for costs of delay – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2011 in bailiffs, costs, enforcement notices, injunctions, local government, news, travellers by michael

“Families who celebrated a last-gasp reprieve which prevented their eviction from a Travellers’ site at Dale Farm in Essex on Monday have been warned they will be hit with a bill for the costs of the delay, should the temporary injunction be cancelled at a second hearing on Friday.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2011

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Bailiffs to get more regulation – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2008 in bailiffs, news by sally

“Plans designed to protect householders from unscrupulous bailiffs have been announced by the Ministry of Justice.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2008

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Bailiffs ‘unlawfully enter homes’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2008 in bailiffs, confiscation, news by sally

“Bailiffs are illegally entering homes to confiscate people’s possessions, the National Debtline has warned.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2008

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Parking bailiffs may win right to enter homes – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2007 in bailiffs, news, parking by sally

“More than a million motorists a year face having bailiffs force their way into their homes to collect unpaid parking fines under legislation before MPs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk