Decision details

Sundry Debts Write Offs August 2021

Decision Maker: Chief Finance Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Financial regulation 12.14 states:
Any debt due to the Council may only be written-off with the authorisation of the Executive except, insofar as an individual debt does not exceed £10,000, the initial authority may be given by the Chief Finance Officer who shall be required to publish periodically reports of the debts that have been written off in accordance with the delegated authority.

The Business Support Manager is exercising an authority delegated to him by the CFO for debts up to £1,000. The Financial Services Manager is exercising an authority delegated to him by the CFO for debts up to £5,000. The Financial Director (Chief Finance Officer) is exercising this delegated authority for debts under £10,000. There is delegated authority for Business Support Officers to authorise small debt write off of £30 and under.

Decision:

To write off Sundry debts during the month of: August 2021.
3 Credit write offs under £1000
3 Debt write offs under £1000
Total debts written off: 5

Reasons for the decision:

The debts are considered uncollectable and have been written off for the following reasons:
1 account uneconomial to pursue totalling to £120.00
2 accounts deceased totalling to £786.30
2 accounts in credit totalling to £262.00
5 total accounts totalling to £644.30

Alternative options considered:

All efforts to recover these debts have been pursued

Declarations: No Executive Member consulted.

Contact: Caroline Rivett, Business Support Manager Email: caroline.rivett@woking.gov.uk.

Publication date: 08/09/2021

Date of decision: 08/09/2021