Decision details

Revenues and Benefits Write Offs over £10,000

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources has given approval to the write off of 5 outstanding debts with a total value of £104,354.89, which the Service considers to be irrecoverable. These include 4 Business Rates debts and 1 Housing Benefit overpayment.

Every possible method of recovery has been attempted to recover these debts. However, for the reasons stated in the report, there is no further recovery action that can be taken to recover the money owed.

If circumstances change and it becomes possible to recover the debt, recovery can be reinstated even if the debt has been written off.

It is recommended that these debts are now written off as all attempts to recover the monies owed have been exhausted.

(NOTE: The report contains a confidential appendix that has been circulated to the decision maker only).

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Decision Reference: CMDFR10

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None

Contact: Jonathan Davies, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 218 1025.

Publication date: 31/01/2024

Date of decision: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

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