Decision details

Enforcement Agency - Delegation of Function

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report seeks approval for Norwich City Council to have their Enforcement work function discharged by Breckland Council


It was agreed that in accordance with Section 9EA of the Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Authorities (arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012 including regulations 4, 5 and 7, subject to approval by Norwich City Council, Breckland Council shall discharge the Enforcement and taking control of goods function (section 12 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007) in respect of Council Tax (Section 14 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (as amended)) and Non Domestic Rates (Section 62A of the Local Government Finance Act 1988) for Norwich City Council.


Reasons for the decision:

Where it is in the interests of the Breckland Council to agree arrangements for the ARP Enforcement Agency to collect additional debt Breckland will need to agree the arrangements to ensure that the joint working agreement benefits all partners.

Alternative options considered:

1.     Breckland Council could decide not to accept delegation of the Enforcement function from Norwich City however if they do so then this would reduce the efficiency of the Enforcement Team.


2.     Breckland Council could agree to the delegation of the Enforcement function from Norwich City which would increase the efficiency of the Enforcement team.

Report author: Alison Chubbock

Publication date: 18/10/2018

Date of decision: 16/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 16/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/10/2018

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