Decision details

Debt Write-Off Procedure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




(1)      To note the revised arrangements for the write-off of bad debts, as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.


(2)      To note the debt write-offs over £3,000 listed in Appendix 3 of the report and that these largely related to old debts from 1994 to 2010.


(3)      To note that while there was a requirement to report write-offs over £3,000 to Cabinet this was the first report of this kind since the recommendation in the Council’s Internal Audit report of June 2019 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.


(4)      To note the revised debt policy referred to as Ethical Debt Policy that had been updated and approved by the Strategic Director for Customer and Digital Services to include reference to the new Breathing Space requirements as set out in Appendix 4 of the report.

Publication date: 06/04/2021

Date of decision: 06/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 06/04/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/04/2021

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