Uncollected debt write-offs

Daniel Jaines made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to North Kesteven District Council Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear North Kesteven District Council,

My name is Daniel Jaines and I'm a Local Democracy Reporter at The Lincolnite.

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to ask for the following information:

The amount of uncollected debt the authority has written off in the past five complete financial years (2018-2022) and the year to the date this FOI is processed for 2022-23.
This should include rent arrears, housing benefit overpayments, business rates and council tax.

i ) Please supply the information in a spreadsheet format with the authority name in the top column and the years separated into rows?
ii) Please separate out the answer by year?
iv) In a separate sheet, please break down by category (rent arrears, housing benefit, council tax etc)?
iii) In another separate sheet please list the top three reasons for the authority being unable to claim the debt and how much each reason was worth?

If you are able to supply some of this information more quickly than other items, please supply each item as soon as it becomes available.

If it is necessary for any reason to redact any information, please redact the minimum necessary and send me the rest of the document(s), explaining the legal grounds for each redaction.

Under FOI guidelines you have twenty working days to answer these questions. Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

Please feel free to contact me on the email address [email address]

Many thanks for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Jaines

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

5 Atodiad

Ref No: 22/418

26 January 2023

Dear Mr Jaines,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Uncollected
debt write-offs.

We can confirm your request was received on 26 January 2023. This will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
answered within twenty working days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this request please contact the Corporate
Information Team, quoting the above reference number.

Yours faithfully,

Graeme Napier

Freedom of Information
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

6 Atodiad

Ref No: 22/418

23 February 2023

Dear Mr Jaines,

We refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Uncollected debt write-offs.

The information is attached with reason for omission given below. 

Unfortunately due to the manner in which the information is stored it is
not possible to create a compiled list of reasons for debt write off.  The
top three reasons are insolvency, unable to trace debtor or the debtor is
deceased.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response,
quoting the above reference number, via email at: [North Kesteven District Council request email] or
by post to North Kesteven District Council, Corporate and Customer
Services, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EF.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted through their
website www.ico.org.uk, by email to [email address], by telephone
0303 123 1113 or in writing to Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours faithfully

Graeme Napier

Freedom of Information
[1]NKDC [2]Facebook [3]YouTube Tel: 01529 414155
Twitter Email:  [4][email address]
[HNG53VF58]​ [5]www.n-kesteven.gov.uk
Kesteven Street ,  Sleaford ,  NG34 7EF
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