The Hastings Observer report:

HASTINGS Borough Council has a particularly bad record for bringing in the bailiffs, according to the Money Advice Trust.

Figures released last week by the charity, obtained as a result of Freedom of Information requests made to local authorities, ranks the borough as seventh in England and Wales for bailiff referrals in the last 12 months as a percentage of total properties.

The council referred 6,928 debts to bailiffs, which equates to 15 per cent of total properties.

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