Decision details

Write Off of Debts over £15,000 FR24 18-19

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The timely recovery of income due to the authority is essential to the council’s policy to maximise its income streams.  Under-recovery of income against a budget will result in a budgetary pressure.  Steps continue to be taken to ensure that monies owed to the council is pursued in a timely and efficient manner. Legal Services have explored all available avenues to recover the debts set out in the report and there are no further alternative options to consider.


The Cabinet Member has given approval to the writing-off of 15 debts, each exceeding £15,000, totalling £460,734 as set out in Appendix A and detailed in the body of the report (restricted for members only).

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 20/03/2019

Date of decision: 20/03/2019

Effective from: 01/04/2019

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