National Non Domestic Rates, Sundry Debtors, Council Tax and Housing Benefit Overpayments Write Offs
Members considered a report detailing irrecoverable debts.
The Revenues Manager outlined that the team took recovery action in respect of all debts; bills were issued, along with reminders and summonses. When it came to liquidation, the local authority was not classed as a preferential creditor, and there would be no further recovery action in those cases. Those types of debts could either be written off, or they remained on the accounts.
(1) Write off arrears of National Non Domestic rates to the value of £215,291.50;
(2) Write off arrears of Housing Benefit Overpayments to the value of £40,789.65;
(3) Write off arrears of Council Tax to the value of £7,363.69;
(4) Write off arrears of Sundry Debts to the value of £15,000.