Report of the Head of Finance, Revenues and Benefits
The Committee received the report as set out on pages 37-40 of the agenda, which asked it to note the levels of debt owed to the Council from the third quarter of 2018/19.
A Member of the Committee sought assurance from the Head of Finance, Revenues and Benefits that the 2018/19 collection targets for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) would be met by the end of the next quarter, as both were slightly behind target for the current stage of the year. The Head of Finance, Revenues and Benefits stated that there was high confidence that the NDR target would be met; however there was less confidence in respect of the Council Tax collection target, which had been narrowly missed the previous year and remained an ambitious figure during a challenging climate. Assurance was however given that even where the target is missed, the collection process continues until the debt has been fully recovered.
It was moved by the Chair, seconded by G A Boulter and
UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:
The contents of the report be noted.