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Crackdown on bailiffs unveiled

New laws will be introduced next year to regulate the bailiff industry and protect vulnerable debtors, the government has announced.

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New laws for bailiffs introduced to regulate the inudstry

New laws introduced today will regulate bailiffs to "clean up" the industry and protect vulnerable debtors.

New laws for bailiffs will be introduced today Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Under the changes, late-night visits will not be allowed, and restrictions will be put in place over what property can be seized.

Justice Minister Helen Grant said: "For too long bailiffs have gone unregulated."

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