{meta} Decision - Write Off of Irrecoverable Debt - Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Overpayments.

Decision details

Decision Maker: Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Hinds,  Lead Member for Finance and Support Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do herby approve the proposed write-off of irrecoverable debts as outlined below: -


Council Tax                                               1,996,475.39

Business Rates                                         1,635,261.95

Housing Benefit Overpayments                     45,829.56

The Reasons are:  The liabilities mentioned in the report for write-off are irrecoverable.


Options considered and rejected were:  To leave outstanding amounts on the accounts for a further period.


Assessment of Risk:  The write-off of irrecoverable amounts is an essential part of account administration.


The source of funding is: The bad debt provision.


Legal Advice obtained: N/A


Financial Advice obtained:  The bad debt provision has been confirmed.


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

Some of the relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection
Other documents which are in the public domain are the relevant write-off strategies


Contact Officer: Steven Fry – Head of Customer Services


This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.   


The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Overview and Scrutiny Board.




Signed: Councillor Hinds                                                   Date: 27th June 2018

Lead Member for Finance and Support Services





This decision was published on 2nd July 2019.


This decision will come in force at 4.00pm on 9th July 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 02/07/2019

Date of decision: 27/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Accompanying Documents: