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Discretionary Fees and Charges 2021/22 post consultation

Meeting: 03/03/2021 - Council (Item 40)

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To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery/Chief Finance Officer

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Minutes:

Council considered the recommendations of Cabinet in relation to proposed discretionary fees and charges for 2021/2022.

 

Discretionary Fees and Charges are reviewed on an annual basis. At Cabinet 28th July 2020, a 2% general increase in Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/2022 was agreed for planning purposes, subject to exemptions to be agreed.

 

Following Consultation the Chief Finance Officer’s report detailed the proposed Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/2022 and details those charges proposed to be exempt from the general 2% increase.

 

New fees for the Planning Services were consulted upon in February 2021 and were subsequently approved by the Cabinet on 25th February 2021.

 

Resolved:

1.    Council approves the updated Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/2022, including the new charges for Planning Services, following consultation.

2.    Council approves the charges exempt from the general 2% increase, as set out in section 4.3 of the submitted report.

3.    Council approves the updated charge for Taxi Vehicles Annual fee, as detailed in section 4.4 of the submitted report.

 

 

 


Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 102)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery/Chief Finance Officer

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery / Chief Finance Officer which advised that Discretionary Fees and Charges are reviewed on an annual basis. At Cabinet on 28th July a 2% general increase in Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/22 was agreed for planning purposes, subject to exemptions to be agreed.

 

Following consultation, the report details the proposed Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/22 and details those charges proposed to be exempt from the general 2% increase.

 

Alternatives considered:

The alternative is not to review or increase our fees and charges. This would potentially reduce the income available to the Council and make it more difficult to achieve a balanced budget.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the updated Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/22, following consultation be approved;

2.    That the charges exempt from the general 2% increase, as set out in paragraph 4.3. of the report be approved;

3.    That the updated charge for Taxi Vehicles Annual fee, as detailed in paragraph 4.4. of the report be approved.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The fees and charges in the report have been proposed by each Directorate, taking into account the 2% general uplift in Discretionary Fees and Charges

as agreed at Cabinet on 28th July 2020.

 

It is recommended not to apply a 2% increase to the fees and charges detailed in paragraph 4.3. of the report.

Eligible for call in – no

 


Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 56)

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To scrutinise proposed Discretionary Fees and Charges – post consultation.

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Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised a report of the Chief Finance Officer, which presented proposed Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/2022. Discretionary Fees and Charges were reviewed on an annual basis. At the Cabinet’s meeting, held 28th July 2020, a 2% general increase in Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/2022 was agreed for planning purposes, subject to various exemptions to be agreed.

 

Following Consultation with members and stakeholders, the submitted report and its associated appendices, detailed the proposed Discretionary Fees and Charges for 2021/2022 and also gave details of those charges which were proposed to be exempt from the general 2% increase.

 

The Cabinet was due to review the assorted Fees and Charges for 2021/2022 at its meeting to be held on 25th February 2021.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the Cabinet, at its meeting on 25th February 2021, be informed that the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee recommends approval of the recommendations contained in this report.