Decision - Council Tax, NNDR, Housing Benefit Overpayments and Former Client Rent Arrears – Irrecoverable Debt | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Council Tax, NNDR, Housing Benefit Overpayments and Former Client Rent Arrears – Irrecoverable Debt

Decision details

Council Tax, NNDR, Housing Benefit Overpayments and Former Client Rent Arrears – Irrecoverable Debt

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The losses arising from NNDR, Council Tax, Housing Benefit Overpayment and Former Client Rent arrears write-offs can be met from the provisions made in the accounts in previous years for irrecoverable debts and thus there will be no impact on the current year’s budgets.

Decision:

1.            That the report be declared exempt from publication, as the business to be transacted involves the disclosure of information as prescribed by paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12a of the Act relating to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority).

 

2.            That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services approved the writing off of the irrecoverable debt shown as set out in paragraph 5.1 of the report.

 

3.            That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services noted the amounts written-off under officer delegated authority as set out in paragraph 6.1 of the report.

 

Reasons for Decision 

The recommendation to write-off the amounts detailed in this report is proposed as all other avenues available to the Council for the recovery of these debts have been exhausted, including, where appropriate, the issue of distress proceedings.

Publication date: 07/02/2018

Date of decision: 07/02/2018

Effective from: 15/02/2018