Was Hartlepool Borough Council right to write-off £60,000 of business rates and debts?
IRRECOVERABLE debts worth almost £60,000 owed to a council have been “reluctantly” written off.
Finance officers at Hartlepool Borough Council will write-off sundry debt invoices worth £15,843.84 and business rates debt to the value of £42,360, along with £889.50 costs
Independent councillor Hilary Thompson, portfolio holder for performance, said it was “unfortunate” but agreed to wipe off the debts at a recent meeting.
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Today we ask, Was Hartlepool Borough Council right to write-off £60,000 of business rates and debts?