Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence

Closed 17 Feb 2019

Opened 25 Nov 2018

Results updated 13 Dec 2022

This document contains the government’s response to a call for evidence about the implementation of regulations that were introduced in 2014 to regulate the enforcement of debts and fines by enforcement agents. The reforms implemented provisions in the Tribunals, Court and Enforcement Act 2007. The government’s response outlines plans for further reforms in this area.



This call for evidence asks about people’s experiences of the 2014 reforms which regulate how enforcement agents (bailiffs) operate.

The government is conducting the second post-implementation review of regulations which were introduced in 2014 to regulate the operation of enforcement agents and the fees that they charge. The reforms implemented provisions in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. This call for evidence will feed into that review. We are interested in hearing from people who have been contacted by enforcement agents: enforcement agents, creditors, debt advisers, the judiciary and anybody else with experience of working with enforcement agents.


  • Businesses
  • Citizens
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Charities
  • Landlords
  • Bailiffs and Enforcement officers
  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Police


  • Compensation
  • Public Bodies
  • Enforcement
  • Debt
  • Criminal justice
  • Law