TITLE

Citizens Advice launches campaign to tackle unfair bailiff practices

PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Credit Control;2006, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Citizens Advice has launched a campaign against bad bailiff practice in Great Britain. Evidence shows that private bailiffs used by local authorities to collect unpaid council tax are acting almost as a law unto themselves. Citizens Advice has argued that the use of bailiffs to collect debts by seizing goods is open to abuse and leaves people in debt with no real protection.
ACCESSION #
24038871

 

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