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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
Councils across England and Wales used bailiffs to collect 2.6 million debts in 2018/19, an increase of 7% in just two years...
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  • VT82VT82 Forumite
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    MSE headline: PARKING PENALTIES ARE UNENFORCABLE, DON'T PAY THEM!


    MSE small print: except council ones


    2018-19


    MSE headline: PEOPLE ARE GETTING FINED FOR NOT PAYING COUNCIL ISSUED PARKING PENALTIES!


    MSE forum: n o s h 1 t
  • DefoeDefoe Forumite
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    VT82 wrote: »
    2017-18


    MSE headline: PARKING PENALTIES ARE UNENFORCABLE, DON'T PAY THEM!


    MSE small print: except council ones


    2018-19


    MSE headline: PEOPLE ARE GETTING FINED FOR NOT PAYING COUNCIL ISSUED PARKING PENALTIES!


    MSE forum: n o s h 1 t

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  • KaronherKaronher Forumite
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    Don't park where you should not. Don't ignore the fine when it comes in. Councils have services to pay for and will want paying - that applies to council tax, school and nursery charges and any other areas where payments are not made.
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  • WhenIam64WhenIam64 Forumite
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    Don't park where you should not

    Agree
    Don't ignore the fine when it comes in.

    Also agree but don't think they can't be challenged. For council ticket would suggest https://www.pepipoo.com.

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=60

    And Legal Beagles too. Great site.

    For tickets on private land, ports, airports and railway stations there is excellent advice on MSE

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163
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  • edgexedgex Forumite
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    You can pay the bailiff on the doorstep – you don't have to let them into your home, but make sure you get a receipt to prove you've paid. If you can't afford to pay in full, you can offer to pay in monthly or weekly instalments. They don't have to accept this, but it will show your intent to pay.

    Of course, you could do all of that before it has been passed to the bailiffs...
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