Friday, May 24, 2013

Bailiff Boom As Council Tax Benefit Cuts Bite

Bailiffs are profiting at the expense of struggling families because of cuts to council tax benefits, according to Citizens Advice.

The debt advice charity also warned that "many more" vulnerable people were in danger of being pushed into the hands of bailiffs, which it said often overstated their powers, acted aggressively and piled on excessive fees.

It claimed the number of people worried about paying their council tax had "rocketed" since government welfare reforms were introduced last month.