Dear Cambridge City Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers...
they will 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 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 past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.

8.who are your current agents

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Yours faithfully,

steve

Cambridge City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Steve Perkins,

RFI: 6508   (CCC) Bailiff indemnities

Thank you for your request for information. Your request below will be
forwarded to the appropriate department to answer.

Can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers...
they will 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 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 didn't 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 past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.

8.who are your current agents

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible and within 20
working days. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Email:
For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]
For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]
For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

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Cambridge City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Steve Perkins,

Re: Request for Information (RFI: 6508)  (CCC) Bailiff indemnities Can you
please answer u...

Thank you for your request for information, which we have dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I hope the following will answer your query:

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?

No

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?

No, and we are not aware of our EA's having to return goods 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?

No

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

We would need to investigate such a  situation and consider appropriate
action

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?
We are not aware of any secret indemnities that would protect EA's from
legal action.

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable
customers.
Yes - full reports are made whether enforcement is successful or not.

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 past ?

No - although we would investigate the circumstances.

8.who are your current agents

Jacobs EA's and Newlyn Plc

We aim to provide a high quality service to you and hope that you are
satisfied with this response. If you have any further questions please do
not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Email:

For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]

For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]

For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the FOI Act or EIR
Regulations are not being met by us, please let us know in the first
instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your complaint to
the Information Governance Manager who will undertake an Internal Review
of your case. Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.
Further to this you have the subsequent option to contact the Information
Commissioner's Office.

Copyright

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copy publish or alter the information. In most cases the Council will own
the copyright of the information provided here, or the information will be
provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL), but the rights to some
information may belong to a third party and if so a re- use licence may be
required. Please contact us for advice.

Dear Cambridge City Council,

Thank you for trying.can i clarify.i realise for you its hypotethitcal but this has been brought to our attention that it has happened from a major bailiff .it is in your publics interest to make sure these secret inemnities dont pop up for you

If a bailiff takes goods in error by takign goods not owned by the debtor and 400 x the value but then lies to the council about ownership not being proven.council fail to check truth

When the assets taken are 400 x the debt from the wrong person

It puts the owner of the goods into mental health care.the trauma is too much

bailiff then holds onto goods in the hope company will go bust and cannot sue.he lies to council about not proving ownership but doesnt make 1 phone call to any 1 of the invoice owners in three months even when he is aware of mental health issue

bailiff realises debtor in mental health care has threatened a injunction and says he can have goods back if he signs a secret indemnity against prosecutuion for the ea .he doesnt declare to the council.debtor is in care and suicidal he signs .

debtor loses hosues and business as value of goods now significantly less than funder leant .goods cant be sold within 6 months now

he conceals this from council

goods are returned but too late to 2 save 2 companies and 7 jobs

does that make it easier to answer?

Yours sincerely,

steve

FOI - HDC/3C,

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon Mr. Perkins,

 

Please could you give us further clarification on your request for
information.

 

If your concern is an hypothetical issue with our bailiffs, we can’t be
specific in our response other than to say if that situation occurred, we
would have to investigate and take whatever action we felt appropriate.

 

Please advise if we have answered your concern, and how we can assist you
further.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Information Governance Support Officer

3C Shared Services

 

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From: steve <[FOI #629550 email]>
Sent: 17 January 2020 18:26
To: FOI - CCC <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Bailiff indemnities
Case#6642

 

Dear Cambridge City Council,

Thank you for trying.can i clarify.i realise for you its hypotethitcal but
this has been brought to our attention that it has happened from a major
bailiff .it is in your publics interest to make sure these secret
inemnities dont pop up for you

If a bailiff takes goods in error by takign goods not owned by the debtor
and 400 x the value but then lies to the council about ownership not being
proven.council fail to check truth

When the assets taken are 400 x the debt from the wrong person

It puts the owner of the goods into mental health care.the trauma is too
much

bailiff then holds onto goods in the hope company will go bust and cannot
sue.he lies to council about not proving ownership but doesnt make 1 phone
call to any 1 of the invoice owners in three months even when he is aware
of mental health issue

bailiff realises debtor in mental health care has threatened a injunction
and says he can have goods back if he signs a secret indemnity against
prosecutuion for the ea .he doesnt declare to the council.debtor is in
care and suicidal he signs .

debtor loses hosues and business as value of goods now significantly less
than funder leant .goods cant be sold within 6 months now

he conceals this from council

goods are returned but too late to 2 save 2 companies and 7 jobs

does that make it easier to answer?

Yours sincerely,

steve

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