Uncollected debt write-offs

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Dear North Lincolnshire 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

Information Governance Team,

Dear Daniel Jaines,

Thank you for your request which was received on 26th January. The
estimate response date for your request is the 23rd February.

Should you have any queries, amendments or additions relating to this
request, please remember to quote the reference number above in any future

Yours Faithfully

Information Governance Team
North Lincolnshire Council

Information Governance Team,

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Dear Daniel Jaines,

I am writing in response to your request for information, that was
received on the 26th January. Please find our Information Disclosure
letter attached.

If we can be of any further assistance with regard to this request please
let us know quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
North Lincolnshire Council