Decision details

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report sets out the debts which are recommended for portfolio holder write-off. It also provides details of the total amount of debt written off under delegated powers in the calendar year 2018.

Decision:

The decision is that:

The following debts are written off:

1.               Housing and Council Tax benefit overpayment debts totalling £135,274.57 as set out in confidential appendix 1.

2.               Business Rates debts totalling £427,548.67, of which 40% or £171,019.47 is borne by this council, as set out in confidential appendix 2.

3.               Property debts totalling £37,027.95 including VAT as set out in confidential appendix 3.

4.               Sundry debts totalling £17,022.81 including VAT as set out in confidential appendix 4

The portfolio holder notes that the following amounts (summarised in section 3) were written off under delegated powers during the period January to December 2018:

5.               £116,617 of Housing and Council Tax Benefit overpayment debts.

6.               £91,840 of Business Rates debts of which 40% or £36,735.85 is borne by this council.

 

7.               £359 of Property rents debts.

8.               £66,296 of Car Parking debts.

9.               £398,752 of Council Tax debts of which approx. 9% or £35,887.64 is borne by this council.

10.            £12,605 of Sundry debts.

Publication date: 14/03/2019

Date of decision: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 22/03/2019

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