Freedom of Information Request

Use of bailiffs

Received: 10 May 2022

Dear FOI Officers,

For the calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Could you send me:

- how many times the council have employed bailiffs to collect council tax arrears
- how many times the council employed bailiffs to collect council tax arrears from those receiving the maximum level of council tax relief
- how much money was recovered from these incidents
- how many of these cases were bailiffs the first method of rent arrears recovery

Could you please provide the information in an Excel spreadsheet or another machine-readable format.

Given details of suspected homicide victims are routinely published by police in appeals and in reporting in the press I believe privacy restriction in the Freedom of Information Act and restrictions around reporting on current investigations should not apply.
If you are encountering practical difficulties complying with this request, please contact me so that we can amend the request.

Outcome / Documents

  • FOI_8264928_Enforcement Agents - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (some exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download