Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
Approve the write off of Sundry Debt to the value of £62,945.89. The Reasons are that these sundry debts , after exhaustive attempts to collect, are found to be irrecoverable for a variety of reasons e.g. liquidation, absconded, no longer trading, bankrupt, deceased, uneconomical to collect, and irrecoverable after court action etc .
Options considered and rejected were - Not relevant due to the nature (age and value) of these accounts. The majority of accounts relate to those proven uneconomical to collect, irrecoverable after court action, bankruptcy / liquidation..
There is adequate cover for the sundry debt write-offs proposed in this report in the council’s provision for bad debt. Setting a provision that is prudent, but not excessive, is a component of the council’s financial strategy. The provision is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that it is set at an appropriate level.
PROCUREMENT IMPLICATIONS: Supplied by – Not applicable
HR IMPLICATIONS: Supplied by – Not Applicable
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS: Supplied by – Not Applicable
OTHER DIRECTORATES CONSULTED: Directorates are consulted on specific write-offs where appropriate.
following documents have been used to assist the decision process -
The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information
and are not available for public inspection. The background
documents would provide the identity of individuals or companies
involved in the write off.
* This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member
* The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Overview and Scrutiny Board.
* This decision was published on 6th January 2022
Publication date: 06/01/2022
Date of decision: 06/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 06/01/2022 - Lead Member for Finance and Support Services Briefing
Effective from: 14/01/2022