Dear Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council,

Dear Hartlepool Council,

This will not be a complaint about you but is in the public interest
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?

if a bailiff said a firm that was being collected from was going to go bust .would you tell the bailiff to continue the levy or perform a balance test in the public interests?

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,

The questions you have asked appear to be hypothetical in nature, rather than asking for recorded information. As such I do not consider them to be valid under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. That said, I have passed your questions onto the relevant service and asked if they could respond.

Regards,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Business Improvement, HR and Communications
Core Services Directorate

Email: [Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council request email]
Phone: 01226 772433

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Dear Information Requests,

dear sir
it is a matter of public interest that you answer so i hope you will do exactly that like others such as luton exeter fulham

it is clear that laws should not be broken but i am keen to understand barnsleys interpretation of what should be allowed hence the questions

hopefully you can take answers from within your equality code and your contractual arrangements with enforcement in order to answer asap
thank you

Yours sincerely,

steve perkins

Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Steve

Thank you for your request for information in relation to:- Bailiff Indemnities
Your request was received on:-  17.12.19
We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
The BMBC reference number is:- FOIA 4723
Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required.
The 20 day deadline is:-   17.01.20 
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

Thank you once again for your request.

Kind Regards

Jane Buchan
Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Postal address: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG

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Dear Steve

Please find attached letter in response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Jane Buchan
Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Postal address: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG

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Dear Information Requests,

thank you for your transparancy

Yours sincerely,

steve perkins