Business, Innovation, Employment & Skills Cabinet Member – Minutes – 21 September 2016

11  (11) HOUSING FEES AND CHARGES – The Director of Places and the Director of Policy and Resources submitted a joint report seeking approval of fees and charges for Housing 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 recovery of cost 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 appendix to the report indicated where these applied.

Resolved – (a) That the fees and charges for 2016/17, 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 2017/18 for the services in question in line with CPI, be approved, and (c) that any future exceptions proposed to discretionary fees be considered as and when necessary.