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Money Advice Trust reveals Haringey Borough Council used bailiffs more than 9,000 times in past year
According to figures from a financial advice charity Haringey Borough Council has used bailiffs more than 9,000 times in the past year.
The Money Advice Trust released figures yesterday which revealed the council has refered bailiffs to 9,048 residential properties in the borough - which contains a total of 105,075 houses.
Figures, which were obtained from a Freedom of Information request, were also published for the other 373 local authorities around the country.
In total 1.8 million referrals were made to bailiffs by councils across England and Wales in the past 12 months.
A large majority of bailiff visits in London are due to parking penalties and congestion charges.
However, authorities also refer council tax arrears and business rate arrears to bailiffs for collection.
The trust is calling on local authorities to be more responsible in managing their debt collection and to only use bailiffs as a last resort.
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