Dear Central Bedfordshire 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

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

Information request
Our reference: 3240541

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Dear Mr Perkins
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 20
December 2019 concerning:
 
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
Q1. 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?
Q2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?
Q3. 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 didn't inform you?
Q4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?
Q5. 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?
Q6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers?
Q7. 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?
Q8.Who are your current agents

thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.
 
We are dealing with your request and we aim to send a response by 22
January 2020.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Act may restrict the release of some or all of the information you
have requested. We will carry out an assessment and if any exemptions or
exceptions apply to some or all of the information then we might not
provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is the case
and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Information request
Our reference: 3240541

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Dear Mr Perkins
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 20 December 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Joanne Mulliner,

thank you for your prompt reply/transparancy and good ethics

Yours sincerely,

steve