To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systems.
The Executive Member for Finance and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systems submitted a report which summarised for Council’s approval the salient features of the annual review and pricing of the Council’s main fees and charges. The Fees and Charges booklet represented the main fees and charges to the public upon which the Executive’s proposed budget for 2022/23 had been based. Fees and charges had been reviewed and amended as appropriate either by regulation or as aligned to the budget and service planning process. It was noted that new charges for 2022/23 or revised wording to existing charges were highlighted, and significant changes referred to, in the report.
RESOLVED - That it be recommended to Council that it approve the following:
· The Fees and Charges for 2022/23 and those relating to Registration of Births, Death & Marriages and Allotments also shown for 2023/24, as set out in the booklet available on the Council’s web site;
· That approval is delegated jointly to each Corporate Director with the Director of Finance and Systems to amend fees and charges which are within their respective delegated powers during 2022/23 in the event of any change in the rate of VAT, as appropriate;
· That approval be delegated jointly to each Corporate Director with the Director of Finance and Systems to amend fees and charges during 2022/23 which are within their respective delegated powers where the economics of the charge levels have changed (e.g. costs have risen unexpectedly), or for commercial reasons.