Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please provide the sum totals of Write Ons in the financial years 2015-2020.
I understand there are small credits in Council Tax accounts that cannot be refunded. Please Can you provide exactly how much has been 'written on'?

Also can you advise what the Council does with the credit amount?

Yours faithfully,

John Kline

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Are you now in a position to respond to my FOI request?

Yours faithfully,

John Kline

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Kline

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
Freedom of Information request which asked:

 

Can you please provide the sum totals of Write Ons in the  financial years
2015-2020.

I understand there are small credits in Council Tax accounts that cannot
be refunded.  Please Can you provide exactly how much has been 'written
on'?

Also can you advise what the Council does with the credit amount?

 

In response, we can advise as follows:

 

Small Balance credit write-offs actioned within the financial year :

31.03.16  £1194.70

31.03.17  £1215.96

31.03.18  £994.81

31.03.19  £643.84

31.03.20  £589.88

 

As part of end of year processes -  write-on small balance exercise as
follows :

2015-2016 reports not kept, only overall total of debits and credits, so
we are unable to provide this information.

2016-2017  £3792.93

2017-2018  £3727.65

2018-2019 only small balance write-offs were actioned, no credit balances
<£10

2019-2020 £2.87

 

The credit amount write-on is held and offset against the Council Tax
balance outstanding for each financial year. If liability changes occur,
any write on would be reversed. 

 

We trust this information is of interest to you. Thank you for your
patience in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

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