Auditors warn councils over debt chasing

By Mark Conrad | 06 September 2018

Funding pressures in local government could mean councils are pursuing debt repayments ‘too quickly and too aggressively,’ a report by national auditors suggested today.

A National Audit Office (NAO) study of the UK’s problem debt – estimated to have reached £18bn - warned public bodies against aggressive use of bailiffs to pursue debts.

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