Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 6 August 2015

10  (10)  HIGHWAYS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS FEES AND CHARGES – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval for fees and charges for the financial year 2015/16 in relation to the council’s Neighbourhoods Cabinet Portfolio, and to approve the basis of future changes to fees and charges for the period 2016-2017.

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 recovery of cost and budgeted inflation wherever 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 appendix to the report indicated where these applied.

Resolved – (a) That the fees and charges for 2015/16, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved; (b) that an uplift in discretionary fees and charges to apply for the financial year 2016/17 for the services in question in line with CPI, be approved, and (c) that any future exceptions proposed to the above, as and when necessary, be considered.