MP welcomes measures to protect the indebted

MP for Telford David Wright’s comments came in response to an announcement on the issue from the government, which indicated that more will be done to prevent bailiffs from abusing their powers.

The terms outlined in the proposed tribunals, courts and enforcement bill, would mean debt collection agents could only enter a premises when all other avenues for repayment of credit card debt have been explored and have failed.

“There has been a great deal of confusion about the rights of bailiffs and the rights of householders and, as this mostly affects some of the most vulnerable people in society, it is right that this is cleared up once and for all,” said Mr Wright.

Citizens Advice suggested earlier this month that the proposed bill would lead to an increase in the number of bailiffs allowed to enter homes to recover unpaid credit card debt.

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