Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report identifies sundry debts where, despite every effort by the Council’s officers and outside agencies, debts have proved to be irrecoverable. Approval for writing-off the accounts is sought.
To write-off 29 debts, totalling £94,073.33, against the appropriate bad debt provision in accordance with standing orders. Further details as per the report published on 3 February, 2020.
Member approval is required to write-off debts in excess of £5,000. Due to the current workload of the Head of Paid Service, who is also the Section 151 Officer, the Cabinet Member has agreed on a temporary basis to also deal with the write off of debts in excess of £1,000.
To not write-off the debt, however continued recovery is unlikely to result in payment of these debts.
Publication date: 10/02/2020
Date of decision: 10/02/2020
Effective from: 18/02/2020