£84,000 debts writ­ten off

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil has agreed to write off debts of more than £84,000.

The un­paid and un­col­lectable debts in­clud­ing un­paid coun­cil tax (10%), over­paid hous­ing ben­e­fit (60%) and un­paid busi­ness rates (40%). The to­tal fig­ure was £84,921.

Port­fo­lio holder Cllr Neil Shorter (Con) said: “The write­offs are clearly debts that are not go­ing to be paid. It’s re­ally not sen­si­ble to spend time and money to pur­sue them.”

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