The Committee reviewed the proposed schedule
of Fees and Charges for
2021/22. The Head of Finance presented the
report and summarised the main points.
The review had been carried out with an
assumption that inflation is at 1%. Some Fees and Charges were
proposed to increase by an average of 1% and, in some specific
cases, individual fees by a greater amount. A number of Fees and
Charges had been maintained at the same level as 2020/21.
Building Control fees have been increased by
3% by the shared service to cover the pay increase and other
additional increased costs. These fees were commercially sensitive
and were detailed in the exempt Appendix to the report.
It was noted that Trade Waste charges were
outstanding pending the publication of the new cost of waste
disposal. It was anticipated that this would be available for the
report to Policy and Resources Committee in February.
Officers responded to questions on detailed
aspects of the report.
RESOLVED: That the
Committee note the proposed schedule of Fees and Charges for
2021/22 and recommend approval to the Policy and Resources
Committee on 9 February 2021 for ultimate approval by Full Council
on 23 February 2021.