Decision details

Irrecoverable Debts 2022-2023 (Over £50,000)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


While the Council endeavours to collect all debts due to the Council, there will inevitably be some debts that remain irrecoverable. Individual debts of up to £50,000 can be written-off using delegated powers. This report will seek authority to write off individual debts in 2022 - 2023 of over £50,000 and also provide a summary of debts written off using delegated authority.




That the Cabinet approves the write-off irrecoverable debts totalling £154,931.53 as shown in the following table.


Name and Address

Reason for Write-Off

Total Value of Write-Off

Howell Transport and Haulage Ltd

Barlow House,

Crompton Way,

Crawley RH10 9QB

In Liquidation




Reasons for the Recommendations


The Council’s Constitution necessitates amounts exceeding £50,000 requiring write-off to be approved by the Cabinet.


Report author: Karen Hayes

Publication date: 02/02/2023

Date of decision: 01/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/02/2023

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