Issue details

Discretionary Fees & Charges

During the years of austerity there have been significant increases to the level of Fees and Charges, which have resulted in pressures across some income budgets. Therefore the budget assumptions agreed by Cabinet on 30th July 2019 included a nil increase for 2020/21.

Services were requested to review the level of their charges to identify any opportunities to increase charges above nil inflation, in order to contribute towards bridging the budget gap.

At 29th October Cabinet considered the report with the proposed fees and charges by service for 2020/21 detailing any fees and charges above the 0% general uplift together with a recommendation from Overview and Scrutiny Committee that fees and charges should be increased in line with inflation, subject to rounding, with the exception of bereavement services. This was agreed by Members.

This report details the increased fees and charges which generates £73k towards the funding gap.

The proposal to implement Replacement Bin Charges has been subject to an ongoing public consultation which ended on 2nd February. A report detailing the outcome of consultation will be submitted to Cabinet.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 26 Feb 2020 by Council

Lead member: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead director: Director of Resources

Contact: Julie Murphy, Section 151 Officer Email: julie.murphy2@rochdale.gov.uk.

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