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Use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities has jumped by 14% in two years

Posted by Debbie Watson November 16, 2017

Research from MAT shows that local authorities use of bailiffs to collect debts has jumped by 14%in two years. More than 2.3 million debts were passed to bailiffs by local authorities in 2016/17 according to the research, based on Freedom of Information requests.

The charity’s new report, Stop The Knock 2017, found that council tax debts were passed to bailiffs on 1.38 million occasions between April 2016 and March 2017.

Read more: Stop the Knock 2017