Transforming Bailiff Action - LITRG response

Published on 14 May 2012

In our submission to the Ministry of Justice, supported by the Chartered Institute of Taxation and TaxAid, we focus on the use of bailiffs by HMRC, and ask whether the rights of debtors are really on a par with the rights and responsibilities of creditors and enforcement agents.

The Ministry of Justice published their paper Transforming Bailiff Action to bring in more safeguards against aggressive bailiff actions and more flexibility for bailiffs in collecting debts. LITRG has broadly welcomed these proposals so far as they relate to collection of tax debt. But we remain concerned about protecting debtors’ legal and procedural safeguards, and that there should be parity with the rights and responsibilities of creditors and enforcement agents.

To see the full LITRG response please use the link below

PDF icon LITRG's response

(14-05-2012)

Contact: Kelly Sizer (please use form at http://www.litrg.org.uk/ContactUs)