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Families facing 'tidal wave' of debt warns think tank

LocalGov are reporting that a new partnership between bailiff companies and charities has been launched to help families facing a 'tidal wave' of debt due to the pandemic.

The initiative, engineered by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), will ensure people caught in a Covid debt crisis do not face unfair treatment by bailiffs.

A new independent body – the Enforcement Conduct Authority (ECA) – will help stop harmful debt collection tactics and support vulnerable people in arrears.

Analysis of official data by the CSJ shows outstanding council tax has reached £4.4bn, an increase of 24% in the past year.