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This morning the Local Government Secretary; Eric Pickles shocked local authorities ( and no doubt bailiff companies) by announcing that he is seeking to "outlaw" local authorities from using CCTV camera's and "spy cars" to "milk" parking fines from motorists !! Additionally, Eric Pickles is seeking to amend the law to stop councils from using bailiffs to collect parking fines !!! Clearly there is no messing around with Eric Pickles as his office are planning to release a Consultation Paper later this month with the consultation period running for 6 weeks with plans to implement the
Eric Pickles has ordered a clampdown on the use of bailiffs by local authorities and he has also warned councils about "kickbacks" from bailiff companies. I will post back later with a copy of the guidance that has been released. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/407830/Clampdown-on-the-bullyboy-bailiffs-to-protect-families
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2295045/Be-lenient-help-boost-trade-Pickles-wages-war-traffic-wardens.html Speaking at the Conservative spring forum at the weekend, Mr Pickle said that current parking rules need to change, indicating that he is considering bringing in new laws to assit car owners and stated that: "Thirteen years of labour's war on the motorist has created an over-zealous culture of parking enforcement" and that: " a rigid state orthodoxy of persecuting motorists's out of their cars, with no concern about its effect in killing off small shops"