I have just received a copy of the following Press Release from CCR-Public Sector:
MoJ begins bailiffs law meetings
Tuesday, 19th March 2013
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed to CCR-Public Sector, that meetings have started in London, between the various interested parties, to move forward implementation of the government's proposals for bailiff law and certification overhaul.
The working groups have started and include:
· Debtor Group
· Advice Sector
· Enforcement Industry Group
· Local Authority Group
· Interdepartmental Working Group
· The Enforcement Law Reform Group.
Each working group has a selection of representatives, drawn from a wide range of government departments, enforcement companies and the debt advice sector, including Citizens Advice.
Implementation of all changes, as the MoJ has previously said, will be in 2014.
An official spokeswoman told CCR-PS last Friday: "The working groups will be meeting over a number of weeks, at the MoJ in London, to look in fine detail at the government's intentions, which have been based largely on the more than 200 responses to last year's bailiff consultation. It is the government's intention to rein in 'aggressive bailiffs' and ensure vulnerable debtors are treated fairly."
MoJ minister responsible for bailiffs, Helen Grant MP, is heading the government team.