Debt Statistics and Arrangements

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Dear Milton Keynes Council,

1. How much provision was made for bad debt for 2019/20?
2. What was that figure based on?
3. How much debt was outstanding at the 31st March 2019?
4. What proportion of the debts were related to each of the following types:
a. Council Tax arrears?
b. NNDR arrears?
c. Housing Benefit overpayments?
d. Adult Social Care?
e. Housing Tenancy rents (where applicable)
f. Commercial property?
g. Staff overpayments?
h. Sundry debts?
i. Other? (Please specify)
5. How much of each type of debt was more than 90 days old?
6. How much of each type of debt was more than 1 year old?
7. How much of each type of debt was more than 2 years old?
8. How much of outstanding debt was written off at 31st March 2019 as un-recoverable?
9. Does the Council have a corporate debt recovery policy?
10. Does the council maintain a central database of debts?
11. Does the council operate a data matching service for debtors names and addresses?
12. Has the council centralised arrangements for raising of debts?
13. Has the council centralised arrangements for pursuing debts?
14. Has the council appointed a debt collection agency for debts?
15. Does the council factor debts?
16. What action is taken to prevent debts arising?

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

Freedom of Information Act, Milton Keynes Council

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