Bailiffs should face a crackdown: There are too many bad apples in the industry

Most bailiffs would probably tell you that it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. The problem comes when they do it in a dirty manner. 

According to a consortium of charities, including the Money Advice Trust, Citizens Advice, and the StepChange Debt Charity, far too many of them make the job dirtier than it should be. 

The charities say that a series of reforms enacted in 2014 in response to widespread complaints have proved ineffective when it comes to cleaning the industry up. 

A report by them entitled “Taking Control” says bailiffs regularly engage in intimidating behaviour, often refuse to

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