Decision details

Fees and Charges Policy

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

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