Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 6 April 2016

39 (39) COMMUNITY SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES – The Director of Places submitted an urgent report seeking approval for fees and charges for Community Services for the financial year 2016/17 and the basis of future changes to fees and charges for the period 2017/18.

Services were required to consider fees and charges annually in line with approved Corporate Charging policies.

Changes to fees and charges should take into account cost recovery and budgeted inflation whenever possible. Council priorities and objectives also influenced proposals for amending fees and charges.

Some fees and charges were set by Government. The council had no discretion over these. The information in the attached appendix to the report indicated where these applied.

The matter was urgent due to the need to progress monthly accounts and bills to commercial customers, prior to services being delivered.

Resolved – (a) That the fees and charges set out in Appendix 1 to the report for 2016/17 be approved; (b) that an uplift in discretionary fees and charges to apply for the financial year 2017/18 for the services in question in line with CPI be approved.