Activities of county court bailiffs employed by Her Majesty's Courts Service are governed by the terms of their contracts of employment. Private bailiffs are currently self-regulated.
My Department published the draft Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Bill on 25 July 2006, which proposes an improved regulatory regime for all private sector bailiffs. The Government's long-term intention is to introduce full-scale regulation of the entire bailiff industry by way of an independent statutory regulatory body.
The Bill will be introduced to Parliament as soon as time allows.