Issue details

Housing Benefit Write off May 2024

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 Interim Finance Director 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 and recommend for write off by the Section 151 officer.

The Revenues, Benefits & Customer Services Business Manager is exercising an authority delegated to him by the Section 151 officer for debts from £5000.00 up to £10,000.

The Benefits Team Manager is exercising an authority delegated to her by the Section 151 Officer for debts up to £5,000.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/06/2024

Decision due: 6 Jun 2024 by Chief Finance Officer

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