Fees and Charges 2023/24
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
That Cabinet members discussed the proposed fees and charges and recommended Full Council to –
· Note the breakdown of the total income for 2022/23 and 2023/24 and in particular that the proposed 2023/24 charges for discretionary services represent £45.052m of the £86.918m of income derived from Fees and Charges.
· Approve the charges for 2023/24 as detailed in Appendix 3 to be implemented from 1 April 2023.
· Note that as previously agreed, any changes to fees and charges proposed by Shropshire Community Leisure Trust Ltd. in relation to the outsourced leisure facilities will only be referred to Cabinet and Council for approval if the proposed increases exceed Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the preceding November.
· Revise housing rents as follows (subject to restrictions or exemptions identified in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill):
i. Social Housing rents for 2023/24 are increased by 7% from 3rd April 2023.
ii. Affordable rents for 2023/24 are increased by 7% from 3rd April 2023
iii. Shared Ownership rents continue to be set at 2.75% of the outstanding capital value of the home at the time of sale and thereafter increased each April in accordance with the terms specified in the lease agreements. For 2023/24 the increase is capped at 7% in line with the cap imposed on social housing rents.
iv. Service charges continue to be set based on actual cost.
Report author: James Walton
Publication date: 15/02/2023
Date of decision: 15/02/2023
Decided at meeting: 15/02/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 23/02/2023