Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 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

Strategy Team - Information, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council's handling of my FOI request 'Bailiff indemnities'.

or lack of answer

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Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

BCP Council Enquiries, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Mr Perkins

 

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From: steve perkins <[FOI #625114 email]>
Sent: 04 December 2019 16:34
To: Strategy Team - Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bailiff indemnities

 

 

 

Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 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

 

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Dear Mr Perkins,

 

Information Request – Freedom of Information Act

 

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From: steve perkins <[6][FOI #625114 email]>
Sent: 04 December 2019 16:34
To: Strategy Team - Information <[7][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bailiff indemnities

 

 

 

Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 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

 

 1. 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

No

 

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

No                  

 

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

No. Should you have evidence to the contrary, please provide this to us,
to enable an investigation to occur.

 

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

If this occurred with an internal agent, we would follow the Council’s
disciplinary process. If this occurred with an external agent, it would be
dealt with based on the terms of the contract, which may result in a
termination of the contract.

 

 5. 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?

Generally an Enforcement Agent would be instructured to continue
enforcement action up until such time as an Order is made by the Court. If
the Enforcement Agent had already taken control of goods, the Enforcement
Agent would then work with the Insolvency Practitioner/Official Receiver
to comply with the insolvency arrangements for any repayment to creditors.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

steve perkins

 

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