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    Credit Strategy have published this article: Bailiffs enforcing debts as low as 50.

    According to a report by Stepchange, local authorities using bailiffs to collect council tax are reported by the charity's clients as being the most unfair. The main complaints were regarding intimidation and the addition of excessive fees to the debts. There were also concerns regarding lack of consideration for vulnerabilities such as illness and mental health conditions.

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    Photo taken from online version of Daily Mail article.

    The Daily Mail has published this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-families.html It was not just an article, it was front page news on the day. The issue clearly needs addressing, the figures are staggering. Ordinary consumers are having CCJs issued against them without them even knowing about them, leaving them with no option to defend the claims or negotiate a settlement or a repayment plan before reaching the CCJ stage. Although the article focuses on families looking for a mortgage, CCJs can have an impact on many other aspects of life including employment.

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