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Concerns over bailiff visits

Debt collectors are knocking on the doors of more working households than before, according to the Citizens Advice charity. It dealt with 60,000 "bailiff problems" between April 2012 and March this year.

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More working households targeted by bailiffs

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.

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