Dear Northamptonshire County Council,
can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers or a detailed description if you wish ...
the answers should be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or
simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council
but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched
1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the prior
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves
a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract
6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
8.before a seizure of a persons assets do you make sure under human rights act that the bailiff has done a fair and balanced test with regards to whether the seizure is in the favour of the public interest
Dear Mr Perkins,
Thank you for your email.
Housing and business rates fall under the jurisdiction of the District and
Borough councils rather than the County Council and so we believe that
they may hold the information you require.
To assist you, we have included a link to their contact details below:
Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team
Northamptonshire County Council
Tel: 01604 368360
[Northamptonshire County Council request email]
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