http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Prison-b ... story.html
In the 'comments' this is worthy of repeating:
And no it wasn't me, but it has nicely summed up the position.There is information to satisfy beyond reasonable doubt that the authority does not raise enforcement fees on the debtors council tax account. Therefore, despite what provisions are made in the Taking Control of Goods (fees) Regulations 2014, it would be unlawful if monies paid to the council intended to reduce the indebtedness of the council tax liability, was diverted to its enforcement agent.
The same goes for monies paid directly into the account by means of internet banking etc. The council should therefore publish on its website that a debtor can avoid all Enforcement fees, even after their case has been assigned to its enforcement contractor by paying their outstanding liability directly to the council expressing that payment is made for the purposes of reducing the indebtedness of their council tax liability.
A note of caution should also be added that under no circumstances should the debtor engage with the bailiff and any goods such as motor vehicles be kept out of the bailiff's reach (so he is unable to 'take control' of them) until such time as the liability is settled.