Dear North East Lincolnshire 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 (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear Sir or Madam

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number 15574_1920.

 

I wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the following
information.

 

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?

 

Please see attached spreadsheet for this request.

 

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accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to
request an internal review by the Council. Please be clear about which
elements of the Council’s response or handling of the request you are
unhappy with, and would like the Council to address during the internal
review process.  If following this you are still dissatisfied you may
contact the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you wish to request
an internal review, please contact me and I will make the necessary
arrangements.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

Feedback Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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