Equita complaints and SLA

Mel Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council

The request was partially successful.

Dear Birmingham City Council,

I would like a copy of the SLA between BCC and Equita particularly relating to whether Equita are able to outsource to Bailiffs not registered as working for them directly.

I would also like a breakdown between 2009 - present of all complaints about Equitas conduct showing reason for complaint ie front loading of charges and the finding of the council on that complaint

Kind Regards
Mel Taylor

Birmingham City Council

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Dear Sirs

Please see attached acknowledgement of your request for information.

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Birmingham City Council

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Dear Sir

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find below the information you have requested.

Due to a change in the contract an SLA between BCC and Equita no longer
exists.

There is no information available for complaints made against Equita
bailiffs for the period 01/04/09 to 30/06/11 as details only started to be
kept with effect from 01/07/11. An analysis of details from 01/07/11 to
31/08/12 is shown below

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

Thank you for your response can you advise me how complaints were dealt with previously? Also how they were tracked in order to establish whether targets SLA were achieved? And whether Equita are in fact allowed to subcontract bailiff activites.

Yours faithfully,

Mel Taylor

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