Borough Council of Wellingborough

Changes to enforcement legislation

Introduction

Current enforcement legislation is due to change on 6th April 2014; it will not only affect the charges added to your account once it has been referred to the Enforcement Company, but also the way in which the Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs) handle your account. The changes in legislation are designed to standardise and simplify the process, as well as making it more transparent.

Bailiff Companies will now be known as Enforcement Companies and individual Bailiffs will be referred to as Enforcement Agents. Whilst the new enforcement process still allows for the removal and sale of goods, the initial administration stage is there to provide ample opportunity for contact with the Enforcement Company, and therefore reducing the need for Enforcement Agents to visit your home or place of work.

It is important to note that as soon as a case is referred to the Enforcement Company a non-refundable fee of £75 per liability order (granted at Wellingborough Magistrates Court) will be charged.

A copy of our information leaflet which is sent out with our notice of enforcement action letter is available for download.

You can find more information on the Civil Enforcement Association website.

If you require any further information, please contact the Council Tax Recovery Department on 01933 231 693.