Dear Barnet Borough Council,
under foi or in the public interest can you please answer the following questions...we have had over 20 councils now reply to the same questions within 48 hours .we hope you will do the same

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 perkins

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Dear Chris Lloyd,
thanks for replying chris .i appreciate it
can i ask for further clarification and give you some in order to help you answer.some maybe hypothetical but answers are in your contract and code of ethic s and ar ein the public interest.100 councils have answered

additionally you may find out you have a agent who gets agreements from vulnerable people they shouldnt

. 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
The enforcement agents have no such agreement with any of their clients.

as far as you know .what would you allow them to do settlement agreements you werent informed of first?

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned?
All settlement agreements made by the enforcement agents are in accordance with
the regulations (The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013)

have you ever had goods returned .if so were you told why they were getting returned?would you expect the bailiff to compensate the owner for interfering with goods especially if they were in hospital due to the levy

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it meant
your business rates were collected?
The enforcement agents operate in accordance with the regulations as well as all
other legislation at all times.

so you hope .one large bailiff up north hasnt been

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

would you be happy if they had broke equalities act without you knowing?would it be A TERMination?

5. Would you class a secret indemnity which achieves a gain at the cost to the
vulnerable victim a material breach of contract .?
The enforcement agents have no such agreement with any of their clients

as far as you know.we have one large firm who have issued a indemnity to a person under mental health care to make sure he doesnt su when they return goods .they did not inform the council and now leeds city cc are about to be sued for negligence and financial abuse .
the questions refers to do you allow them to make these indemnities that break equality law and fraud act by not telling you about a financial gain from a protected party

hypothetical but in the public interest and answers should be contained in your contract and code of ethics

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report when
dealing with vulnerable customers
The enforcement agents provide a full report when each liability order/warrant is
returned to their clients thank you for your public concern in answering these
questions asap.
thank you

Yours sincerely,

steve perkins

Chris Lloyd, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Perkins, Thank you for your email.
 
I am afraid that these are hypothetical questions and not requests for
information that is held as defined by the Freedom of Information Act so I
cannot add any more to the response already given.
 
Yours Faithfully

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Dear Chris Lloyd,
thanks for replying chris .i appreciate it
can i ask for further clarification and give you some in order to help you
answer.some maybe hypothetical but answers are in your contract and code
of ethic s and ar ein the public interest.100 councils have answered

additionally you may find out you have a agent who gets agreements from
vulnerable people they shouldnt

. 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
The enforcement agents have no such agreement with any of their clients.

as far as you know .what would you allow them to do settlement agreements
you werent informed of first?

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned?
All settlement agreements made by the enforcement agents are in accordance
with
the regulations (The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013)

have you ever had goods returned .if so were you told why they were
getting returned?would you expect the bailiff to compensate the owner for
interfering with goods especially if they were in hospital due to the levy

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it
meant
your business rates were collected?
The enforcement agents operate in accordance with the regulations as well
as all
other legislation at all times.

so you hope .one large bailiff up north hasnt been

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

would you be happy if they had broke equalities act without you
knowing?would it be A TERMination?

5. Would you class a secret indemnity which achieves a gain at the cost to
the
vulnerable victim a material breach of contract .?
The enforcement agents have no such agreement with any of their clients

as far as you know.we have one large firm who have issued a indemnity to a
person under mental health care to make sure he doesnt su when they return
goods .they did not inform the council and now leeds city cc are about to
be sued for negligence and financial abuse .
the questions refers to do you allow them to make these indemnities that
break equality law and fraud act by not telling you about a financial gain
from a protected party

hypothetical but in the public interest and answers should be contained in
your contract and code of ethics

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when
dealing with vulnerable customers
The enforcement agents provide a full report when each liability
order/warrant is
returned to their clients thank you for your public concern in answering
these
questions asap.
thank you

Yours sincerely,

steve perkins

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