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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Briefing held on 27 April 2017. pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To approve the minutes from the Briefing held on 27 April 2017.


Sundry Debtor Write Off pdf icon PDF 70 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 hereby:

Approve the write off of Sundry Debt to the value of £56,562.49.  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..

Assessment of Risk - Medium

The source of funding is the Council’s bad debt provision .

Legal Advice obtained – legal advice has been obtained on each of the individual cases where court action has been taken.

Financial Advice obtained  - Paula Summersfield.

There is adequate provision for the sundry debt write offs from the councils 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 .

The 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.

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

*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Executive             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     the Decision Making Procedure Rules

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








Signed:  Councillor Hinds              Dated: 22 June 2017.                                          

            Lead Member




*           This decision was published on 22 June 2017.                                              .

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 29 June 2017.                                              unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.





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