WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12185 Members
65 Forums
72613 Topics
978482 Posts
53 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
92 registered (11kendo, 14 invisible), 1587 Guests and 176 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost £15 mil 707
Trump 586
Parking Charges 528
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 424
Paypal help 413
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 354
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 337
Best Price for Scarpping my car 324
Question Time 314
Lost Mobile Phone 304
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 08:02 PM
Jets
by cools
Yesterday at 12:14 PM
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Paper Recycling. ?
by granny
3 minutes 48 seconds ago
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by granny
28 minutes 30 seconds ago
Brides Flown In
by granny
30 minutes 30 seconds ago
Trump
by venice
Today at 10:00 PM
Parking Charges
by Excoriator
Today at 08:06 PM
Tasering Again
by fish5133
Today at 06:51 PM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by fish5133
Today at 06:25 PM
SwissGear suitcase only used once
by Beethoven
Today at 05:39 PM
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by venice
Today at 02:38 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#908578 - 5th Nov 2014 9:39am Council to be asked to write off £130,000
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21001
Loc: Wirral


Wirral council chiefs are to be asked to write off more than £130,000 of debts.

The cash is part of millions of pounds of the so-called “toxic debt” problem first revealed by the ECHO.

Last year, an external report commissioned by the ruling Labour group in a bid to “clean up the council” said former senior officers knew of the problem but failed to act or tell councillors.

In total, it was found there were debts totalling £24.7m, of which only £14.8m is thought to be collectible, primarily focused on the Department of Adult Social Services (DASS) and dating back many years.

Since then, a team has been working on “cleansing of all long outstanding DASS debt” identified in the independent report.

The problem was discovered in 2012 when council officers trying to tackle the authority’s budget deficit discovered the bad debts had been effectively treated as assets.

The independent report said: “Over the years, the chief officers in DASS, legal department and the finance department were aware of the growing problem on aged debt.”

But it blamed “a corporate failure to understand the scale and consequence of this issue”.

When the authority’s ruling cabinet meets this week council bosses will be told the total debts processed so far amount to £6,595,007 and that £2,812,410 has so far been written off.

Councillors will be asked to approve plans to write off a further £130,137.36 of “outstanding client contributions”.

The report said: “The Collection and Recovery Team has already endeavoured to recover the outstanding client contrib-ution debts without success.


Source : Click Me
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#908579 - 5th Nov 2014 9:40am Re: Council to be asked to write off £130,000 [Re: Mark]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21001
Loc: Wirral
I wish they would ask me first what to do.
Who's accountable for the mistakes ?
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#908594 - 5th Nov 2014 12:00pm Re: Council to be asked to write off £130,000 [Re: Mark]
Greenwood Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 592
Loc: Greasby
Whoever is/was accountable, they will probably have weaselled their way out of it. How on earth can you treat a bad debt as an asset?!* Does 'a corporate failure' mean people will not be named and shamed? That's a good few salaries being written off there. And now the council is cutting left, right and centre... it's tragic.

Top
#908608 - 5th Nov 2014 1:53pm Re: Council to be asked to write off £130,000 [Re: Mark]
venice Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 21st Jul 2011
Posts: 2503
Loc: Wirral
"The problem was discovered in 2012 when council officers trying to tackle the authority’s budget deficit discovered the bad debts had been effectively treated as assets."

Good God, even I know the difference between debts and assets , and I got a miserable GCE grade in maths! What an absolute disgrace this has been allowed to carry on.

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
19th Jan 2017 2:42pm
For Sale & Free
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
Today at 04:56 PM
PC Monitor
by organiser
Today at 01:16 PM
SwissGear suitcase only used once
by newbrightonmole
Yesterday at 08:54 PM
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by Reno37
Yesterday at 11:36 AM
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:58pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd May 2010
Posts: 513
Newest Members
Glenburn63, Branco, Smudge22, Collette63, shellylou
12185 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
MissGuided (42)
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Brides Flown In
by granny
26 minutes 43 seconds ago
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Trump
by cools
Yesterday at 04:16 PM
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
Yesterday at 12:13 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
19th Jan 2017 2:42pm
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
19th Jan 2017 9:07am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Something to get a drone off a roof! 117
PC Monitor 62
Brides Flown In 4
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 8:12am
Sunset Sat 4:35pm
Local Time Sat 11:47pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .