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Bailiffs to face tougher regulations in England and Wales

Laws to tackle aggressive bailiffs will be introduced next year in England and Wales, the government has announced.

Bailiffs will be banned from entering homes at night or where only children are present, and new safeguards will prevent them from using force against people who owe money.

They will also no longer have free rein to fix their own fees, because set fee scales will be brought in.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 25 Jan 2013