Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree to write off debts in accordance with the Council’s policies
(1) That, having given due consideration, the proposed bad debt write offs summarised in exempt Appendix A, which details debts recommended for write-off relating to Council Tax debts where the value exceeds £5,000, be approved.
(2) That, having given due consideration, the proposed bad debt write offs summarised in exempt Appendix B, which details Business Rates debts recommended for write-off where the values exceeds £10,000, be approved.
(3) That the proposed write off of debts where the value is less than £5,000.00 for Council Tax and less than £10,000. for Business Rates but all recovery methods have been exhausted, which have been reviewed by the S151 Officer and are available to be reviewed on request, be approved.
(4) That it be noted that the constitution gives a delegation to the S151 Officer to write off bad debts for Business Rates up to the value of £10,000 and up to the value of £5,000 for non-business rates bad debt and that following this review the S151 Officer will operate under this delegation and periodically update the Executive on the actions taken.
Reason Key: Significant Expenditure or Savings;
Reason No Public Access: Appendices to the report may contain information exempt under paragraghs 1, 2, 3 of Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Contact: Jacey Scott, Head of Revenues and Benefits Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01295 221548.
Report author: Jacey Scott
Publication date: 05/09/2023
Date of decision: 04/09/2023
Decided at meeting: 04/09/2023 - Executive
Effective from: 09/09/2023