After a five month suspension, bailiffs are now allowed out again, however because of the risk of transmission of Covid-19 they are not allowed to shout.
Many of the debts they will be chasing are pre Covid and are mostly council tax arrears and parking fines. Councils are suffering financially because no action has been taken during the lockdown period to recover these historic debts. It is feared that unless action is taken now, councils will not be in a position to provide some of the services they currently provide.
Debt charities are very concerned that the level of personal debt will escalate which in turn will lead to mental health problems.