Decision details

Debt Write Off

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

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                                       £9,803.88

Business Rates                                £24,872.58

Sundry Debt                                      £1,607.36

Total                                                   £36,283.82


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: 18/02/2021

Date of decision: 16/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 26/02/2021

Call-in deadline date: 25/02/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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