CIVEA responds to Third Stop the Knock report

Responding to the Third Money Advice Trust report, Russell Hamblin-Boone, chief executive of the Civil Enforcement Association, said:“ This is a broadly positive report that shows that the regulations in enforcement are working well. Welfare reforms and more rigorous debt recovery by local authorities has led to an increase in enforcement activity, but this remains a last resort.

“Enforcement action is an option used by local authorities to recover over £500 million (half a billion) of unpaid taxes and fines recovered each year, at no cost to the public bodies, which funds local services from adult social care and children’s services, to refuse collections and road repairs.”