Council plansto writeoff £1.2m
South Lanarkshire Council looks set to write off potential revenue of over £1.2 million.
Councillors on a finance and corporate resources committee will today approve scrapping attempts to collect various debts owed to the local authority.
The move will come just a week after it was confirmed the cash-strapped council is facing millions of pounds in cuts to services.
Nearly £550,000 of the amount is down to nondomestic rates that can no longer be collected.
This is due to the debtor being in liquidation, has ceased trading or has been sequestered.
A further £358,474 comes from council tax write-offs, usually where the debtor is deceased, sequestered or in liquidation.
Sundry debt accounts for £266,000 and housing rent and associated charges over £61,000.
The remainder comes from the Hamilton Business Improvement District levies.
However, the council is on target to meet council tax and non-domestic rate payment targets for 2017/18. Sundry debt collection is slightly behind target.