local authorities

A bad press for councils – and bailiffs – is undeserved

Local authorities get a bad press these days and the latest example was the news last week that councils had referred 1.8 million debts to bailiffs in the last 12 months. The figures were gathered using Freedom of Information requests to all 374 local authorities in England and Wales by the Money Advice Trust, a charity formed in 1991 to help people ‘tackle their debts and manage their money wisely’. The trust said t
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