Dear Cardiff Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers...
they will be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched

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 when the customer is identifiably vulnerable?
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods
have to be returned after 3 months?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it meant your
business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council 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
7.would you employ enforcement agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
8.who are your current agents

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Yours faithfully,

steve

Cardiff Council

Annwyl Mr Perkins

Diolch am eich cais.

Cyfeirnod eich ymholiad yw: FOI14381

Os bydd angen unrhyw wybodaeth ychwanegol arnom er mwyn prosesu eich cais
byddwn yn cysylltu â chi.

Mae’r Cyngor yn ceisio delio â’ch cais o fewn y fframiau amser statudol.

Dyfynnwch y cyfeirnod hwn os oes angen i chi gysylltu â ni yn gysylltiedig
â’ch cais, mae manylion cyswllt y Cyngor isod.
Dear Mr Perkins

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Your query has been assigned the Reference: FOI14381

Should we require any additional information in order to process your
request we will contact you.
The Council aims to deal with your request within the statutory
timeframes.

Please quote this reference number if you need to contact us regarding
your request, the Council's contact details are below.

Information Governance Team- Tim Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
City of Cardiff Council - Cyngor Dinas Caerdydd
Room/Yst 357, County Hall/Neuadd y Sir
Cardiff/Caerdydd
CF10 4UW
[1][Cardiff Council request email] / [email address]

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Mae Cyngor Caerdydd wedi cofrestru fel Rheolwr Data dan y Rheoliad Diogelu
Data Cyffredinol a Deddf Diogelu Data 2018, caiff eich gwybodaeth bersonol
ei phrosesu yn unol â’r ddeddfwriaeth hon.  Mae angen prosesu data
personol i gyflawni tasg(au) penodol er lles y cyhoedd, a nodir dan y
gyfraith.

Bydd yr holl wybodaeth a roddir yn cael ei thrin yn gyfrinachol ond gall y
Cyngor ei defnyddio neu ei datgelu i eraill os bydd hynny’n ofynnol dan y
gyfraith. Rydym yn defnyddio darparwr meddalwedd trydydd parti House on
the Hill i brosesu ceisiadau am wybodaeth.  I gael rhagor o wybodaeth ar
sut mae House on the Hill yn rheoli data personol, gallwch weld eu polisi
preifatrwydd yma https://houseonthehill.com/company/priva...

Caiff y data ei gadw’n ddiogel gan Gyngor Caerdydd am gyfnod o ddim mwy na
3 blynedd. Gallwch gysylltu â’r Swyddog Diogelu Data ar
[email address]

Gallwch weld rhagor o wybodaeth ar sut mae'r Cyngor yn prosesu data
personol ar ein hysbysiad Preifatrwydd:
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/CYM/Hafan/Ymw...

Gallwch roi gwybod am unrhyw bryder drwy fynd i'r wefan ICO:
[5]https://ico.org.uk

References

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1. mailto:[Cardiff Council request email] / [email address]
2. https://houseonthehill.com/company/priva...
3. mailto:[email address]
4. https://ico.org.uk/
5. https://ico.org.uk/

Cardiff Council

Dear Mr Perkins

Thank you for your request for information about : Can you please answer
under public interest using yes or no answers. They will be contained
within your code of ethics and your contracts or simply in any code of
conduct.

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 when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?
2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement
agreements where goods have to be returned after 3 months?
3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?
4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council 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 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
past ?
thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
which was received on 20/12/2019

The department reasonably requires further information in order to
identify and locate the information that you have asked for.

Could you provide further information about the following questions:  

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which
achieves a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach
of contract .? Please could you clarify what is meant by a secret
indemnity?

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers . Please could you clarify what a
failed levy is?

We will not be able to take this matter further without extra information
from you.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Information Governance Team- Tim Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
City of Cardiff Council - Cyngor Dinas Caerdydd
Room/Yst 357, County Hall/Neuadd y Sir
Cardiff/Caerdydd
CF10 4UW
[1][Cardiff Council request email] / [email address]

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Mae Cyngor Caerdydd wedi cofrestru fel Rheolwr Data dan y Rheoliad Diogelu
Data Cyffredinol a Deddf Diogelu Data 2018, caiff eich gwybodaeth bersonol
ei phrosesu yn unol â’r ddeddfwriaeth hon.  Mae angen prosesu data
personol i gyflawni tasg(au) penodol er lles y cyhoedd, a nodir dan y
gyfraith.

Bydd yr holl wybodaeth a roddir yn cael ei thrin yn gyfrinachol ond gall y
Cyngor ei defnyddio neu ei datgelu i eraill os bydd hynny’n ofynnol dan y
gyfraith. Rydym yn defnyddio darparwr meddalwedd trydydd parti House on
the Hill i brosesu ceisiadau am wybodaeth.  I gael rhagor o wybodaeth ar
sut mae House on the Hill yn rheoli data personol, gallwch weld eu polisi
preifatrwydd yma https://houseonthehill.com/company/priva...

Caiff y data ei gadw’n ddiogel gan Gyngor Caerdydd am gyfnod o ddim mwy na
3 blynedd. Gallwch gysylltu â’r Swyddog Diogelu Data ar
[email address]

Gallwch weld rhagor o wybodaeth ar sut mae'r Cyngor yn prosesu data
personol ar ein hysbysiad Preifatrwydd:
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/CYM/Hafan/Ymw...

Gallwch roi gwybod am unrhyw bryder drwy fynd i'r wefan ICO:
[5]https://ico.org.uk

References

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1. mailto:[Cardiff Council request email] / [email address]
2. https://houseonthehill.com/company/priva...
3. mailto:[email address]
4. https://ico.org.uk/
5. https://ico.org.uk/

Dear Cardiff Council,

thank you for seekign clarification

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which
achieves a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach
of contract .? Please could you clarify what is meant by a secret
indemnity?

for example say a bailiff had made a error in seizing goods and because he had no other choice he returned them all after 3 months but only when the person under mental health care signed a indemnity to say he wouldnt sue .this would also include if the bailiff then never reported the failed levy and the secret indemnity that did not cover the council or take into account the indemnity was breakign equality law.

aka fraud

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers . Please could you clarify what a
failed levy is?

so for example a bailiff seizes 800k worth of goods for a 2k rate bill and tries to gain the goods on the grounds that the owner cannot prove ownership by someone else .when that fails they hold onto the goods in the hope the company or person is financially affected so they cannot sue aka financial abuse ?

hypothetical for you but it has been known to happen by one large enforcement agent.our research is whether you think the above is acceptable and to find out if you would allow this behaviour .if you did find out abotu such a secret indemnity what would you do ?

Yours faithfully,

steve

Cardiff Council

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Annwyl Mr Perkins

Rydym wedi atodi ymateb i’ch cais : FOI14381.

Os ydych yn anfodlon ar ymateb y Cyngor mae gennych hawl i ofyn am
adolygiad mewnol.

Os gwnewch hyn bydd angen ei gyfeirio at y Rheolwr Gweithredol,
Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Risg.

Bydd angen i chi nodi’r rhesymau dros yr adolygiad a sut y credwch nad
yw’r Cyngor wedi cydymffurfio â’r Ddeddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth.

Dear Mr Perkins

Please find attached a response to your request : FOI14381.

If you are dissatisfied with the Council’s response you have a right to
request an internal review.

If you request an internal review this will need to be made in writing
addressed to the Operational Manager, Information Governance & Risk.

You will need to set out the reasons for the review and how you believe
the Council has not complied with the Freedom of Information Act

Information Governance Team- Tim Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
City of Cardiff Council - Cyngor Dinas Caerdydd
Room/Yst 357, County Hall/Neuadd y Sir
Cardiff/Caerdydd
CF10 4UW
[1][Cardiff Council request email] / [email address]

show quoted sections

Mae Cyngor Caerdydd wedi cofrestru fel Rheolwr Data dan y Rheoliad Diogelu
Data Cyffredinol a Deddf Diogelu Data 2018, caiff eich gwybodaeth bersonol
ei phrosesu yn unol â’r ddeddfwriaeth hon.  Mae angen prosesu data
personol i gyflawni tasg(au) penodol er lles y cyhoedd, a nodir dan y
gyfraith.

Bydd yr holl wybodaeth a roddir yn cael ei thrin yn gyfrinachol ond gall y
Cyngor ei defnyddio neu ei datgelu i eraill os bydd hynny’n ofynnol dan y
gyfraith. Rydym yn defnyddio darparwr meddalwedd trydydd parti House on
the Hill i brosesu ceisiadau am wybodaeth.  I gael rhagor o wybodaeth ar
sut mae House on the Hill yn rheoli data personol, gallwch weld eu polisi
preifatrwydd yma https://houseonthehill.com/company/priva...

Caiff y data ei gadw’n ddiogel gan Gyngor Caerdydd am gyfnod o ddim mwy na
3 blynedd. Gallwch gysylltu â’r Swyddog Diogelu Data ar
[email address]

Gallwch weld rhagor o wybodaeth ar sut mae'r Cyngor yn prosesu data
personol ar ein hysbysiad Preifatrwydd:
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/CYM/Hafan/Ymw...

Gallwch roi gwybod am unrhyw bryder drwy fynd i'r wefan ICO:
[5]https://ico.org.uk

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[Cardiff Council request email] / [email address]
2. https://houseonthehill.com/company/priva...
3. mailto:[email address]
4. https://ico.org.uk/
5. https://ico.org.uk/

Dear Cardiff Council,

thank you for your prompt reply and transparancy.Thank you for maintaining good ethics with this regard

Yours faithfully,

steve