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Quarterly Bad Debt Write Off Reports

Meeting: 19/04/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Corporate Services (Item 26)

26 Bad Debt Write Off Report - Period January to March 2011 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

This report presents to the Executive Member the irrecoverable accounts in respect of Council Tax (CT), National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR), Sundry Debtors and Housing Benefit overpayment for write-off covering the period 1 January 2011 to 31 March 2011.

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Decision:

RESOLVED:That the write off of bad debt, as set out at Table 1 of the report and in Annex B of the report, be approved.

 

REASON:      To remove irrecoverable bad debt from the council’s accounts in accordance with accountancy best practice.

Minutes:

The Executive Member received a report that presented the irrecoverable accounts in respect of Council Tax (CT), National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR), Sundry Debtors and Housing Benefit overpayment for write-off covering the period 1 January 2011 to 31 March 2011.

 

The Executive Member was asked to consider whether to write-off the over £5k accounts in line with the council’s Financial Regulations, or to leave the accounts on the council’s accounts.

 

The Executive Member stated that he was pleased to note that the fact that a debt had been written off did not mean that the council would not, where possible, try to recover it at a later date.  In this quarter in excess of £9k of debt had been written back onto the accounts.

 

RESOLVED:That the write off of bad debt, as set out at Table 1 of the report and in Annex B of the report, be approved.

 

REASON:      To remove irrecoverable bad debt from the council’s accounts in accordance with accountancy best practice.


 

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