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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.

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.

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Voices Boot Out Bailiffs

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

Boot Out Bailiffs Reports

Ministry of Justice announces crackdown on ‘rogue bailiffs’

Investigations Boot Out Bailiffs

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

Co-op Community Boot Out Bailiffs Banner Home Page

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

Investigations Boot Out Bailiffs Banner Home Page

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