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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Brent Council Debt Recovery

The next Brent Council Cabinet has an interesting paper on debt collection.  This is a difficult area, requiring a balance between collecting what is due to the tax payer with an understanding of the needs of what can be vulnerable debtors. 

I must say I am shocked at the sheer level of the debts _ £90 million, and surprised at the modest recovery target of only £1 million.  the principles of the new policy sound commonsensical.  It is also interesting that the Council feels taking the service in-house may be a more efficient way of doing things.  It is also interesting to read that an inhouse service might be more humane in its operations.

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