Dear Arun District Council,

nder 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/excessively seized goods to vulnerable people
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 by giving a protected party a disadvantage 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.
7.if you knew a bailiff agency had hidden a secret indemnity and a failed levy from a large council for years knowing the victim was vulnerable and that the failed levy had caused insurmountable issues would this concern you ?

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Infomanagement, Arun District Council

Dear Mr Perkins

 

Thank you for your Information Request received on 18 December 2019.

 

REQUEST:

 

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/excessively
seized goods to vulnerable people

 

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 by
giving a protected party a disadvantage 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.

 

7.if you knew a bailiff agency had hidden a secret indemnity and a failed
levy from a large council for years knowing the victim was vulnerable and
that the failed levy had caused insurmountable issues would this concern
you ?

 

RESPONSE:

 

Question 1 to Question 7 = Arun District Council’s External Enforcement
Agents do not remove goods on Council debts.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can write asking for a review of the Council’s response,
within the next two months, to the Information Management Team at: Arun
District Council, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West
Sussex, BN17 5LF (email [1][Arun District Council request email]).

 

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Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (telephone: 0303
123 1113; website [2]www.ico.org.uk).  There is no charge for making an
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Management Team

Arun District Council

 

 

 

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