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


That the amounts identified in the report, as detailed below, be approved for write off:


Council Tax

£ 2,582.45

Business Rates


Housing Benefit Overpayment

£ 4,240 30




Reasons for the decision:

·       All recovery methods have been considered and where appropriate pursued, before making the decision to write off.  Debts will be written off against provisions in the Council’s accounts. 


Alternative options considered:

·       Not to approve the amounts for write off, however this would leave uncollectable debt showing on the Council’s records.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Verbal, email


Portfolio Holder for Finance, Section 151 Officer

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

Report author: Sharon Hammond

Publication date: 09/11/2023

Date of decision: 07/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/11/2023

Accompanying Documents: