Trust Deed Authorities Highlight Shocking Use of Bailiffs to Recover Debt
Scotland's premier cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow account for nearly 1 in 10 of all referrals for enforcement action
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, April 30, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Scotland's premier cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow account for nearly 1 in 10 of all referrals for enforcement action. This tops the list of UK authorities, with almost six million cases being passed to bailiffs over the last three years. In total 27 local authorities in Scotland revealed figures that accounted for 20% of all UK referral cases. This information has been outlined by many of the most prominent trust deed services.
Big Brother Watch, a civil liberties and privacy spin-off from lobby group The TaxPayer's Alliance, revealed the figures following its freedom of information request of the UK's 433 councils.
A spokesperson for a top debt solutions company said of the recent trends: "What is going on in Scotland that it accounts for 20% of local authority use of enforcement action, yet it houses less than a tenth of the UK's population? The UK's largest local authority, Birmingham, has twice the population of Glasgow yet referred over a fifth fewer cases. It's starting to look like Scotland's local authorities are getting a bit trigger happy with the enforcement referrals, which actually costs a substantial sum themselves to action."
The Edinburgh Council referred 287,315 cases to bailiffs wheras Glasgow sent 281,718. Interestingly Fife also makes it into the top ten at ninth place.
Those interested in finding out more about trust deeds and more specifically Scottish Trust Deeds, can go to http://www.scottishtrustdeedsuk.co.uk/. The site contains a wealth of information on all aspects of this legislature and even contains an easy to use form to determine eligibility.
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