Decision Maker: Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing
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 £33,504.63.
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 provision for the sundry debt write offs from the council’s provision for bad debt. The provision is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that the provision is set at an appropriate level.
Procurement Advice obtained – Not applicable.
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.
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Date of decision: 27/06/2019
Effective from: 10/07/2019