Consultation response to Department for Communities and Local Government that outlines our recommendations around preferred debt collection arrangements for vulnerable families.

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David Ayre
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The Wolf at the Door: How council tax debt collection is harming children

We found that many local authorities are failing to provide sufficient support and advice to families struggling with council tax debt by using damaging debt practices. This leaves families worrying about potential bailiff visits and court summonses, which has a damaging impact on children's and parents' emotional and physical health.

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March 2015
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