Decision details

Irrecoverable Debts 2019/2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


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 2019 - 2020 of over £50,000 and also provide a summary of debts written off using delegated authority.


The Leader of the Council presented report FIN/490 of the Head of Corporate Finance, which sought approval to write-off debts to the Council that were considered to be irrecoverable and exceed the delegated limit of £50,000 per write-off. The proposed write-off in excess of £50,000 totalled £301,982.60.





That the Cabinet approves the write-off of the Business Rates debt as set out below


Name and Address




Genus UK Ltd      

15 County Mall

In Administration


Monsoon Ltd                             

10 & 11 County Mall

Entered into Company Voluntary Arrangements


Premier Parking Gatwick Ltd

Land Peeks Brook Lane

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: 10/02/2020

Date of decision: 05/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2020 - Cabinet

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