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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Unreasonable enforcement of Magistrates Court fines ignores vulnerable situations, etc

Guest blog piece by Revd Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty

Rushanara Ali MP for Bethnal Green and Bow has lodged a complaint with the Parliamentary Ombudsmen for me on behalf of one of her constituents a "Mr Smith", his name has been changed. The details are on the TAP [Taxpayers Against Poverty] website.


This is a complaint about the unreasonable enforcement of fines by the Magistrates Court fines officers without consideration of Page 9 of the National Standards for Enforcement Agents (NSEA), covering vulnerable situations, or of a change of circumstances after the fine has been set and the regular payments agreed.

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