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Bailiffs

Requested on
Tue 13th March, 2012
Reference
FOI 1795
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please would you confirm:

Does your local authority use private enforcement contractors (bailiffs) to collect in any of the following:
Council Tax
Non-Domestic Rates
Sundry Debt
Parking Fines

Are any other forms of collection outsourced by the local authority to private enforcement contractors? If so please confirm what they are.
Please confirm if the outsourcing agreement is based on a tender process.
When is the renewal date for any tender process?
If the process for becoming a contractor is not based on a tender process is there an approved contractors list?
If there is an approved contractors list please confirm the process for being added to that list.
What is the cost of providing enforcement services on an annualised basis for the last 5 years to date?
What is the name of the person responsible for this area of business? Please provide their direct email and direct phone number.

Answer

Does your local authority use private enforcement contractors (bailiffs) to collect in any of the following:

Council Tax  - Revenues service outsourced to Capita.  Capita use in-house bailiffs or Equita who are part of the Capita Group

Non-Domestic Rates  - Revenues service outsourced to Capita.  Capita use in-house bailiffs or Equita who are part of the Capita Group

Sundry Debt – No

Parking Fines – No

Are any other forms of collection outsourced by the local authority to private enforcement contractors? If so please confirm what they are. N/A

Please confirm if the outsourcing agreement is based on a tender process.

When is the renewal date for any tender process?
The Council outsourced its revenues service to Capita for 10 years in Feb 2010. 

If the process for becoming a contractor is not based on a tender process is there an approved contractors list? N/A

If there is an approved contractors list please confirm the process for being added to that list. N/A

What is the cost of providing enforcement services on an annualised basis for the last 5 years to date? Enforcement services were included as part of the outsourcing agreement

What is the name of the person responsible for this area of business?  Please provide their direct email and direct phone number. Head of Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services – David Platts. David.Platts@charnwood.gov.uk  01509 634850

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