Bailiffs are now allowed out again, even though they have been told not to shout at anybody!
Charities are putting pressure on the Government to set up a new independent body, the Enforcement Conduct Authority (ECA) to ensure bailiffs stop pursuing debtors aggressively. They argue that debtors are under enough pressure from the effects of the pandemic without extra aggravation from bailiffs.
Bailiffs are used predominantly to pursue individuals for debts such as council tax & parking fines.
The ECA will have regulatory powers and will ensure that bailiffs adhere to their rules and have clear sanctions for those who do not. There will be a complaints procedure and systems in place to assist vulnerable debtors arrange affordable payment plans.
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