Equita complaints and SLA

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

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From: Mel Taylor

17 August 2012

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

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Birmingham City Council

20 August 2012


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Birmingham City Council

17 September 2012


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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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Yours Faithfully

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From: Mel Taylor

17 September 2012

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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