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Declarations of Interest


Approve the Minutes of the Meeting Held on the 23 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 49 KB



Officers consider that the following item(s) contain exempt information as provided for in the Local Government Access to Information Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. Members are recommended to agree the necessary resolutions excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of these items.



Council Tax and Business Rates Write Offs report pdf icon PDF 79 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, William Hinds,  Lead Member for Finance and Support Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do herby approve:-

The proposed write-offs of irrecoverable debts as outlined below: -


Council Tax debts amounting to              476,720.29

Business rates debts amounting to        4,483,265.91 

Benefit Overpayments                                81,488.81


All the amounts included in this report are within the £350,000 limit set for Lead Member approvals.


the proposed write-on of credit balances as outlined below: -


Council Tax credits amounting to                5,720.88

Business Rates credits amounting to        46,747.63


The Reasons are:                                                                                                   The liabilities mentioned in the report for write-off are irrecoverable. Those being written on are cases where a credit balance exists on accounts.

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

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

The source of funding is:                                                                                        The bad debt provisions.

Legal Advice obtained: The Council has the power to write off irrecoverable debts and the Lead Member can write off individual debts up to a value of £350,000.

Financial Advice obtained:                                                                                     The debt provision has been confirmed. The S151 officer confirms that no single debt is above the Lead Member delegated limit.

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: Stephen Fryer – Head of Customer Services

*           This matter is also subject to consideration by the Lead Member for/ Director of and, accordingly, has been referred to that Lead Member / Director for a decision.

*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member/Director   

*           This document records a key decision, but the matter was not included in the Council's Forward Plan and it has been dealt with under the emergency procedure.

*           This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with paragraph 5 of the Decision Making Procedure Rules

*           The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the

Overview and Scrutiny Board.





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Signed: Councillor Hinds                                                               Date: 27 April 2017.

Lead Member for Finance and Support Services




*           This decision was published on 27 April 2017.

*           This decision will come in force on 5 May 2017 at 4.00pm unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



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