Decision details

Debt Write Off

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the write off of uncollectable debt




1)    That updates on the Covid impact and Breathing Space are noted.


2)    That the amounts identified in the report are approved for write off.

Reasons for the decision:

All recovery methods have been considered and where appropriate pursued, before making the decision to write off. Officer time can be maximised on greatest returns, at the same time as ensuring robust procedures for debt management are in place across all revenue streams.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Sharon Hammond, Head of Revenues & Benefits Email:

Report author: Sharon Hammond

Publication date: 10/09/2021

Date of decision: 07/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/09/2021

Accompanying Documents: