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
That the amounts identified in the report, as detailed below, be approved for write off:
Council Tax £63,470.77
Business Rates £1,167,971.57
Housing Benefit Overpayment £32,711.05
Sundry Debt £84,979.96
· All recovery methods have been considered and where appropriate pursued, before making the decision to write off. Debts would be written off against provisions in the Council’s accounts.
· Officer time could be maximised on greatest returns, at the same time as ensuring robust procedures for debt management were in place across all revenue streams.
· Not to approve the amounts for write off, however this would leave uncollectable debt showing on the council records.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Other reasons / organisations consulted
S151 and PFH Finance
Contact: Sharon Hammond, Head of Revenues & Benefits Email: Sharon.Hammond@pspsl.co.uk.
Report author: Sharon Hammond
Publication date: 14/09/2023
Date of decision: 12/09/2023
Decided at meeting: 12/09/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/09/2023