Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To confirm the council’s approach to the setting of fees & charges, to ensure that there are no unintentional subsidies in the provision of discretionary services unless there is a policy decision to do so.
1. That the proposed fees and charges policy be adopted.
2. That any discretionary services, whether currently provided free of charge or with some element of subsidy, will be subject to a full review including appropriate consultation before a decision is taken on whether the subsidy was to continue.
Reason for decision:
The Council was facing a serious financial situation which meant that its approach to the delivery of discretionary services, for which a charge is permissible, needed to be appropriate. The fees and charges policy ensured that a consistent, transparent and policy based approach was adopted by the Council in order to eliminate unintentional subsidies or reconsider subsidies that may no longer be supportable within the current financial context.
[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Corporate Overview Select Committee]
Report author: Susan Smyth
Publication date: 19/12/2018
Date of decision: 18/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 18/12/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 29/12/2018