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Rossendale council asked to write off debt

Lancashire Telegraph: Rossendale council asked to write off debt Rossendale council asked to write off debt

COUNCILLORS in Rossendale have been asked to ‘write off’ bad debts totalling nearly £225,000 for the current financial year.

Bad debts owed to the authority have nearly trebled over the last 12 months, a cabinet report has revealed.

Last year the council’s main outstanding accounts totalled around £90,500 - £83,902 for non-domestic rates and £7,420 for council tax.

The number of firms which went under owing rates has left a £224,404 gap.

One unnamed firm alone owed £172,992, from over a three-year period, after going into liquidation as a result of action taken by the borough council.

Another three accounts, amounting to nearly £30,000, will be rebilled to landlords.. One firm has disappeared without trace, owing £8,624, and another owed £5,433 when it went bust,.

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10:23am Fri 21 Mar 14

GAC says...

same old rbc, right off debt to make the books look better. they have been doing this for years honestly if you cant collect the debts and do your jobs maybe you should find new careers.
same old rbc, right off debt to make the books look better. they have been doing this for years honestly if you cant collect the debts and do your jobs maybe you should find new careers. GAC
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10:51am Fri 21 Mar 14

AndyD123 says...

Only £7,420 of unpaid council tax? Really? That would equate to around 7 lower band households not paying. That must make Rossendale council the best council in the world for collecting council tax!
Only £7,420 of unpaid council tax? Really? That would equate to around 7 lower band households not paying. That must make Rossendale council the best council in the world for collecting council tax! AndyD123
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