To inform members of the position on sundry debts as at 31 March 2021
Members were updated on the position at the end of 2020/21 in relation to sundry debts. It was noted that the pandemic had had an impact on collection, particularly from commercial tenants. It was reported that some debtors had agreed payment plans or had requested rent reductions or payment holidays.
Concern was expressed about recovering the backlog of debt over time and the amount of debt over the 90 day target and it was questions whether it was difficult to assess whether it was under control. In response, it was suggested that an analysis of debts over 90 days and over 120 days be separated out in a future report.
Both reports were noted.