Decision details

Council Debt Position

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Finance and Resources) on the current position of outstanding debt to the Council, as at 31st July 2020.




1.    That the current outstanding debt position as at 31st July 2020 and the position of debts written off to 31st July 2020 as set out in Appendices A & B to the submitted report, be noted.


2.    That it be noted that no write offs greater than £25,000 are requested, as shown in Appendix B to the report.


Reason for decision:


All reasonable steps to recover the debt have been taken, and therefore where write off is recommended it is the only course of action that is left available.


If the Council wishes to pursue debts for bankruptcy proceedings, it will follow the agreed and published recovery policy that covers this.


Other options:




Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Executive Member: Cllr Gilbert

Report author: Joe Chesterton

Publication date: 18/09/2020

Date of decision: 15/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/09/2020

Accompanying Documents:


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