Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
(Reasons: LGA 1972 Schedule 12A Paragraph 3 – Financial or business affairs of any particular person)
Decision Notice: D220087CAB
The report set out options for fees and charges for the provision of services in respect of household bulky refuse and fridge/freezer collections and suggested a marketing campaign for the Service.
After careful consideration of the financial and value money implications, the risk and equality impact assessments and to provide support to those on lower incomes Councillor Boughton proposed, seconded by Councillor Betts, that option 3 (to reduce the cost of concessionary fees) be implemented within the current financial year.
Concern was also expressed about the rate of inflation and the implications in respect of the contractor subsidy and Cabinet agreed that the contract should be increased in line with inflation from April 2023.
(1) the concessionary fee for those in receipt of Council Tax Reduction be reduced to £12 per annum and the level of concessionary collections be reduced to two per year and implemented within 2022/23; and
(2) the subsidy fee levied should be increased in line with the projected contract indexation, as per inflation, levels from 1 April 2023.
Report author: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services
Publication date: 09/09/2022
Date of decision: 07/09/2022
Decided at meeting: 07/09/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/09/2022