Hartlepool Council set to write off ‘irrecoverable’ debt of £263,000

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COUNCILLORS are being asked to write off “irrecoverable” business rate, council tax and sundry debts worth a total of £263,000.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s finance and policy committee will meet tomorrow to discuss the plans to write off business rates totalling £230,000, council tax debt of £7,000 and sundry debts worth £15,700.

Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Finance bosses say “every effort” is made to collect money owed to the council but sometimes they become irrecoverable if the company is dissolved or goes bankrupt.


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