Decision details

Housing Benefit Write off February 2023

Decision Maker: Chief Finance Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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.

Debts over £10,000 are reported to the Executive at least annually in the Statement of Accounts and any other delegated reports as.

The Chief Finance officer is exercising this delegated authority and the Revenues, Benefits & Customer Services Business Manager is exercising an authority delegated to him by the CFO for debts up to £5,000.


To write off Housing benefit debts during the month of February 2023

Reasons for the decision:

The debts are considered uncollectable, all efforts to recover these debts have been pursued.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 -
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Declarations: None

Contact: David Ripley, Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services Manager Email: Email:

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 07/03/2023

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