Families facing 'tidal wave' of debt warns think tank
27 July 2021
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.