Cost Of Sending Bailiffs To 9000+ Homes

Linda Cooper made this Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

The Money Advice Trust have recently discovered Haringey Council has sent bailiffs to over 9,000 homes in the borough in the past year.

Please can you inform me of,

How much this has cost the council?
Which bailiff company the council is using?
What the main reason were? (example council tax arrears)
Who is authorising the use of bailiffs?

Yours faithfully,

Linda Cooper

Tobin Kim, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Ms Cooper

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request: Reference LBH/2138413

I acknowledge your request for information received on 27 August 2013. This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we will send the response by 24 September 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 020 8489 2550 or [email address].

Regards

Kim Tobin | Feedback Response Officer |Haringey Council | Feedback & Information Governance Team | 020 8489 2517

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Tobin Kim, Haringey Borough Council

 

Dear Ms Cooper

Re: Freedom of Information Act / Environmental Information Regulations
Request  ref: LBH/2138413 

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 27 August 2013, in
which you asked for the following information:

 

Cost Of Sending Bailiffs To 9000+ Homes

 

My response is as follows:

 

How much this has cost the council? There is a zero cost to the council
when using bailiffs for the enforcement of Council Tax and Business Rates
and PCN’s.

 

Which bailiff company the council is using? Council Tax and business Rates
 use four companies in respect of Enforcing Council Tax and Business Rate
debts: Equita Ltd, Newlyn PLC, Phoenix Commercial Collections Ltd and
Reventus Ltd.  Traffic Management uses JBW/Equita.

 

What the main reason were? (example council tax arrears) For the
non-payment of Council Tax and Business Rate and unpaid Penalty Charge
Notices (PCN’s) for parking contraventions.

 

Who is authorising the use of bailiffs? Mr Paul Ellicott, Head of
Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services in the cases of non-payment of
Council Tax and Business Rates.  For cases referred regarding unpaid
Penalty Charge Notices, this is part of the process and does not get
authorised individually.

 

If you have any further queries, or are unhappy with how we have dealt
with your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact the
Feedback and Information Team as below. (Please note you should do this
within two months of receiving this response.)   

 

Feedback and Information Team

River Park House

225 High Road

N22 8HQ

Telephone: 020 8489 2550

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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