BRISTOL City Council announced in July that it would be trialling ethical debt collection for unpaid council bailiffs.
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Citizens Advice is calling for better regulation of unaccountable bailiff firms as it reveals households have fallen behind on their essential bills
The council is planning to phase out "hired muscle" bailiffs under a pilot scheme.
The Treasury Committee has today published a unanimously-agreed report on household finances