Agenda item

Review of Fees and Charges

Appendices to follow

Minutes:

The Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer submitted a report to note and support the proposals for amended fees, charges and delegations and the introduction of new licensing provisions, which are being presented to Executive and Council for their consideration and approval.

 

The proposals will enable the Council to recover its reasonable costs in processing and determining applications and ensuring compliance with the appropriate legislation.

 

The Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer then outlined in detail the Reports to Council 03 March 2021 (Proposed Review of Licensing Fees and Charges) and Executive 24 February 2021 (Scrap Metal Dealers Act) including the recommendations.

 

An overview of the following appendices was also provided;

 

·  Proposed Fees – Part A Statutory Fees, which are fees set by statute for which the Council has no power to amend

·  Proposed Fees – Part B Fees, these have a maximum fee cap set by statute that permits Councils to set a reasonable fee to recover its costs up to that cap.

·  Proposed Fees – Part C, these permit councils to set their own local fees that will enable it to recover its reasonable costs.

·  ‘Licensing Fee Payments and Refunds’

 

Members then asked questions in relation to EU legislation, hypnotism, feedback from taxi drivers/operators, scrap metal, buskers and exemptions.

 

Further questions and discussion ensued in relation to taxi licences and fees, including the three-year licences.

 

Some members also expressed concerns that members of the public may not be able to take scrap metal to the scrap dealer, officers will review and provide clarity to members.

 

Councillor Kendall moved the motion to note and support the contents of the reports.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Lynch

 

A vote was taken on the motion, 9 voted in favour, 0 against and 1 abstention.

 

The motion was carried.

 

Resolution

 

Members noted and supported the contents of the reports.

 

 

 

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