Decision details

Council Tax, NNDR, Housing Benefit Overpayments and Former Client Rent Arrears - Irrecoverable Debt for Quarter 1 of 2018-19

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The losses arising from National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR), Council Tax, Housing Benefit Overpayment and Former Client Rent arrears write-offs can be met from the provisions made in the accounts in previous years for irrecoverable debts and thus there will be no impact on the current year’s budgets.


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 the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approved the writing off the irrecoverable debt shown as set out in sections 5.1 and 6.1 of the report.


3.            That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration noted the amounts shown in paragraphs 7.1 and 8.1 of the report as written-off under officer delegated authority.


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 distress proceedings.


Publication date: 20/09/2018

Date of decision: 20/09/2018

Effective from: 28/09/2018