Dear Exeter City Council,
under foi can you answer within your contract or answering as ethically as you would behave in the circumstances the following please

Would you allow your agents to issue a indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized and to present it to
vulnerable people

Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned?

Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it
meant your business rates were collected .

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

yours sincerly
steve perkins

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From: steve perkins [[3]mailto:[FOI #625104 email]]
Sent: 04 December 2019 16:25
To: Freedom Of Information <[4][Exeter City Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bailiff indemnities

 

Dear Exeter City Council,
under foi can you answer within your contract or answering as ethically as
you would behave in the circumstances the following please

Would you allow your agents to issue a indemnity against prosecution for
themselves without the agreement of the council in cases where they have
wrongfully seized and to present it to vulnerable people Exeter City
Council will always give consent on taking control/removal of goods on
individual cases, we will review circumstances and will not give consent
on vulnerable cases.  The Council considers vulnerability in accordance
with our Debt Collection Policy.  Please refer to the vulnerability
statement in the Debt Collection Policy which is available on our website:

[5]https://exeter.gov.uk/council-and-democr...

Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned?  Over the last 5 years we have not had
cases where any goods have been removed

Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it
meant your business rates were collected. No

How would you react if they did this without you knowing?  If we found
out, a full investigation would take place and appropriate action taken.

yours sincerly
steve perkins

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Dear Carrie-Anne Bainbridge,

thank you carrie for being transparant and open .

it is clear exeter cc wish to make sure their enforcement agents do not break equality and the rule of law

thank you

Yours sincerely,

steve perkins