More than £37,000 of money owed to South Holland District Council is to be written off.
The amount is made up of £8,749,30 council tax, £21,520.13 business rates, £5,533.54 accounts receivable, and £1,479.87 former tenant arrears.
Approval to write off the debts was being sought at last Tuesday’s Cabinet, before which a case study had been circulated to councillors.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones requested details of the actual process which had taken place in order to justify the timescales.
He said: “We need to remember that although the term ‘write offs’ is used a flag will stay against the person’s name and through shared data if someone shows up again we will endeavour to get the taxpayers’ money back.”
Anyone who is experiencing difficulty should contact the council as soon as possible.
Coun Gambba-Jones said: “It’s no good burying your head in the sand. If someone has got into trouble there are things that can be done to help.”
Further discussions are due to take place at the next Cabinet meeting.