Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Members considered the updated Corporate Debt Policy. It was important that the debts were managed and recovered in a consistent manner to ensure fairness and equality for those required to pay the Council for services.
The policy had been updated to include the level of involvement to Legal Services and the referral to Legal with cumulative debts over £1200 when all recovery options had been exhausted.
A query was raised if the Council could be more proactive and if early intervention could help to reduce the debt. However, it was acknowledged that business rates could take a significant amount of time to recover and this policy would help to target debt as quickly as possible.
RESOLVED that the implementation of the updated Corporate Debt Policy be approved.
Publication date: 24/11/2021
Date of decision: 30/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Policy and Performance Committee