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F15/442

Use of bailiffs

Request Description

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we would like to request the following information.

  1. The number of times between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2015, or the nearest available twelve month period, that private bailiffs have been instructed to enforce debts to the local authority relating to each of the following;

a) Council Tax

b) Parking

c) Housing Benefit overpayments

d) Business Rates

e) Commercial Rents

f) Any other debt types, including any other overpayments

By "private bailiffs" we mean those who are self-employed or who work for private companies, including as high court enforcement officers.  Please include cases where local authority employees have visited a property to execute a warrant. 

2. The total amount of money spent between 1st April 2014  and 31st March 2015, or the nearest available twelve month period, by the local authority on instructing private bailiffs to enforce debts owed to the local authority.  Please include cases where local authority employees have visited a property to execute a warrant.

3. The number of

a) Residential properties

b) Business properties

that fall within this local authority area.

Request Date22 June 2015
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