Dear Aberdeen City Council,

under foi or in the public interest can you please answer the following.this is not a complaint against you just a general request as to your relationship with enforcement agents.we have had over 20 councils now reply kindly

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 and to vulnerable
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods
have to be returned?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it meant your
business rates were collected.
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity 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
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap

Yours faithfully,

steve

Yours faithfully,

steve

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Good morning Steve,

 

Thank you very much for your email of 18 December 2019. 

 

We are writing to advise that we are unable to process your information
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Dear Foi Enquiries,
steve perkins

sorry .please proceed

Yours sincerely,

steve

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Perkins,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1702.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 30
December 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 29 January 2020.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

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Dear Mr Perkins, 

 

Thank you for your information request of 30 December 2019.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

 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
and to vulnerable.

No, this does not apply to Scotland as it is English Law.

 

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

No, this does not apply to Scotland as it is English Law.

 

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

No, this does not apply to Scotland as it is English Law.

 

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

Not applicable

 

 5. Would you class a secret indemnity which achieves a gain at the cost
to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract.

No, this does not apply to Scotland as it is English Law.

 

 6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers.

Yes for any Scottish Diligence attempted.

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for mac Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  |
Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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