Decision details

Council Tax, NNDR, Housing Benefit Overpayments, Former Client Rent Arrears and Sundry Irrecoverable Debt, Quarter 3 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet Member approval sought for quarterly write-offs.



The Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City has agreed:

1.     That the report be declared exempt from publication as, the business to be transacted involves the disclosure of information as prescribed by paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12a of the Act relating to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority).

2.     That, having taken all appropriate action, debts over £100k as set out in section 5, are approved for write off.

3.     That the amounts shown in paragraph 6.1 of the report as written-off under officer delegated authority be noted.


Reasons for Decision

The recommendation to write-off the amounts detailed in this report is proposed as all other avenues available to the Council for the recovery of these debts have been exhausted, including, where appropriate, the issue of court and distress proceedings.


Publication date: 01/02/2022

Date of decision: 01/02/2022

Effective from: 09/02/2022