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Boot Out Bailiffs

There’s a long tradition of campaigning journalism in local media. In our Annual General Meeting in 2017, Cable members gave the go ahead for the co-op to carry on this tradition.

Taking this lead, the Cable is launching a campaign to call on the council and mayor to stop using private hired muscle in the form of bailiffs to collect council tax debts.

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The extensive use of bailiffs by the council has dramatic and negative effects for tens of thousands of people in Bristol. Crucially, there are viable alternatives for families, communities and our city.

We’re calling on the Mayor and all political parties to commit to investigating alternative methods of collecting council tax, and begin a complete phase-out of the use of bailiffs.

Our campaign will include a series of investigations, strong voices and compelling arguments for alternatives, as we bring together individuals and organisations across the city who know that booting out the bailiffs is the right and necessary thing to do.

This campaign has now ended, with success! We were also nominated for a British Journalism Award for Campaign of the Year!



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Bad news for bailiffs, good news for citizens as council slashes use


Charities call on councils nationwide to follow Bristol on bailiffs

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The BBC on the breakthrough to #bootoutbailiffs

Where to get help if you are facing bailiffs at your door

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Breakthrough: Council takes step towards booting out bailiffs

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The Cable view: A development for justice in this city, with the help of Cable members

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Opinion: Our mayor has an open goal opportunity to help thousands. Will he take it?

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“He said that he was nearby, and was going to come over and take my things”

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A rapper has made a track to #bootoutbailiffs

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“I owed £1. Bailiffs and the council forced me to pay £311″

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The Labour councillor calling time on council bailiffs


“I was chased by bailiffs and the council for a debt I never owed”


Ministry of Justice announces crackdown on ‘rogue bailiffs’


Revealed: Tory financiers are cashing in on the bailiffs used by the council

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We’re launching a campaign to stop the council setting bailiffs on Bristolians. Here’s why.

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The council have set bailiffs on tens of thousands of Bristolians. But there is another way.

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