Decision Maker: Leader of the Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The purpose of this report is to seek
authorisation for Cara Brown, Revenues Services Team Leader, to
appear on behalf of the Council in proceedings in the
Magistrates’ Court relating specifically to the obtaining of
liability orders and the undertaking of committal proceedings in
relation to council tax and business rates.
Cara Brown is authorised to appear on the Council’s behalf in proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, specifically in relation to the obtaining of liability orders and the undertaking of committal proceedings in relation to council tax and business rates, as allowed by section 223 of the Local Government Act 1972.
Cara Brown’s delegation to represent the
Council in the Magistrates’ Court will share the
administrative burden of the exercise with other staff who
currently act for the Council in such proceedings as well as
creating staffing resilience in this vital function.
It is felt that Cara is an officer with relevant experience and qualification to execute the proposed delegation.
The alternative to the proposal would be not
to authorise Cara Brown to represent the Council in the
Magistrates’ Court. This would mean continued strains on
senior members of the Revenues Services team and would not be an
effective or efficient use of resources.
Publication date: 24/11/2021
Date of decision: 24/11/2021