Agenda Item No. 4
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION): 2 APRIL 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 24 MARCH 2014
C2253 PUBLIC PROTECTION – PROPOSED FEES AND CHARGES 2014 (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION) –
Approval was sought for increases in fees and charges in respect of the functions that were managed by Public Protection
The report proposed that the fees set by the local authority for Public Protection Services set out in Appendix 1 as attached to the report be increased by 1.9% in line with the published Consumer Price Indices (CPI) in February 2014. Increased costs had been rounded to the nearest pound or 50p to assist with administration.
Trading Standards charges came under the Weights and Measures Act 1985 and were set regionally. These had been increased by 2.7% in line with Retail Price Index (RPI) in September 2013 and were set out in Appendix 3 attached to the report.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the schedule of fees and charges outlined in Appendix 1 to 3 as attached to the report be approved to become effective from 1st April 2014.
(2) T H A T the report be referred to the Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection) for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To ensure that fees were increased in line with inflation, statutory requirements and reflect more accurately the actual cost of providing services.
(2) To allow the Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection) the opportunity to consider the increases.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 24 MARCH 2014