Local authorities in England and Wales used bailiffs to collect debts more than 2 million times last year, according to new research.

The Money Advice Trust (MAT), which carried out the study, said that amounted to a 16% increase over the last two years.

It said that sending in bailiffs was likely to make debt problems worse.

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