Friday, 24 May 2013

Private Bailiffs profiting from Public Funds

Charity Warns of 'Bailiff Boom'

...Almost nine in 10 bailiff problems the charity deals with relate to private bailiffs, who collect debts such as council tax and parking penalties...

"Bailiffs will see their profits rise at the expense of hard-pressed households.
"We're concerned that changes to council tax benefit will mean more people will end up in debt because they can't pay their bill and have the bailiff knocking at the door.
"The number of people worried about council tax is up 87pc since the changes came in, and this will climb even higher as more people find it difficult to cope with the costs.
"Bailiffs often overstate their powers, deliberately frighten debtors and charge extortionate fees."

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