According to a survey into debt collection carried out by Citizens Advice:
- Council tax, unpaid parking fines, loans and credit cards were named as the main debts by callers.
- There was a north/south divide in the number of cases recorded. The North East of England account for a sixth of all bailiff cases handled by the Citizens Advice Bureau
- More than half of the people pursued by a bailiff in the East Midlands were in a family.
- Only one in 100 problems dealt with by CABs in the South West were bailiff related.