Decision details

Debt Management - Position to 31st March 2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Finance and Resources) setting out the corporate debt management position to 31 March 2023.




1. That the finalised outstanding debt position as at 31 March 2023 and the position of debts written off to 31 March 2023, as set out in Appendices A and B to the submitted report, be noted.


2. That the six write-offs for debts that exceed £25,000, as set out in Appendix B, be approved.


3. That the existing Debt Collection and Recovery Policy approved in November 2017, as set out at Appendix C, be noted and that a refresh of the policy be undertaken, and any proposed changes be brought back to Cabinet on 18 September 2023 for approval.


Reasons for decision:


1. Debt collection is conducted independently by each department in accordance with the Council’s Debt Collection and Recovery Policy to ensure a fair and consistent approach is applied to each case, and to maximise collection for the Council.


2. Each write-off is considered on an individual basis to assess the viability of collection and via the Council’s Debt Collection and Recovery Policy to ensure a standard consistent approach.


Other options:




Note: This is an Executive Function

Not eligible for call-in as the matter has been the subject of pre-Cabinet scrutiny by the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee.

Cabinet Member: Cllr Cox

Report author: Joe Chesterton

Publication date: 30/06/2023

Date of decision: 28/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/06/2023 - Cabinet

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