Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.

Charities call on councils nationwide to follow Bristol on bailiffs

Breakthrough: Council takes step towards booting out bailiffs

Voices

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

This woman’s story of being on the sharp-end of the council’s debt collection policies.

Boot Out Bailiffs

A rapper has made a track to #bootoutbailiffs

Boot Out Bailiffs

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

Ministry of Justice announces crackdown on ‘rogue bailiffs’

Government report puts council tax bailiffs in the spotlight as Cable campaign gathers pace.

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

The bailiff firm most used by Bristol City Council to collect council tax debts is part-owned by a firm of financiers closely linked to - and major donors of - the Tory party, the Cable can reveal.

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

This investigation is part of a Bristol Cable campaign calling on the council to stop using bailiffs to collect council tax.