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Agenda item

BUDGET REVIEW - FEES AND CHARGES 2019/20

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the schedule of Fees and Charges as set out in Appendix 1(iii) to the report, so far as they relate to fees and charges that are not reserved for Council decision by the provisions of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) Regulations 2000 (as amended).

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

In the case of fees set by statute and/or regulation there is no discretion as to the level of charges.  For other charges, the rates are discretionary and the Council has power to freeze, decrease or increase fees by a different rate.  However, setting fees at a lower rate or reduced rate of increase is likely to increase the Council’s overall savings targets for 2019/20 and beyond. 

 

 

Minutes:

The Leader introduced the report.

 

Councillor Loakes asked Cabinet to note the supplemental despatch which corrected the appendix in relation to parking statistics.  He then confirmed that LBWF would continue to have the cheapest parking costs in London and said that parking charges would be frozen in Council car parks.  Councillor Loakes also stated that more needed to be done about air quality in the borough and stated that it was expected that funds would be found to maintain the borough’s highways network.  He also referred to an initiative (to be introduced in April 2019) which would allow foster carers in the borough to get the first parking permit for free.  He added that free visitor permits would be provided to the elderly and those with new babies. 

 

Cabinet agreed the schedule of Fees and Charges as set out in Appendix 1(iii) to the report, so far as they relate to fees and charges that are not reserved for Council decision by the provisions of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) Regulations 2000 (as amended).

 

 

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