WARRINGTON South MP David Mowat has welcomed changes to give more protection against aggressive bailiffs.

New laws will ban them from entering homes when only children are present and at night.

New safeguards will prevent bailiffs from using force against people who owe money and they will also no longer have free reign to fix their own fees, as new set costs are brought in.

Mr Mowat said: “At the moment there is very little to stop unscrupulous bailiffs from abusing their position and making life a misery for vulnerable people here in Warrington.

“We need a system which allows the majority of responsible bailiffs to get on with doing their jobs fairly, but which stops abuse and gives real protection. That is exactly what these changes will create.”