The attached fees and charges in respect of Bereavement Services replace pages 165 - 169 in the main agenda pack, except for the parking fees listed at the bottom of page 169.
Members’ attention was drawn to the additional papers 1 agenda pack which contained revised fees and charges in respect of the crematorium and associated charges, which had been calculated with a higher percentage increase in error. It was noted that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Budget Working Group had scrutinised the report, in some detail, the previous evening.
The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Management reiterated that the revised figures for the crematorium and associated charges now reflected the Council’s view that this was not an area which should be increased any more than was necessary. It was also clarified that this service was able to cover its operating costs. The reduction in income from this would be covered within other areas to ensure that the Council had a balanced budget. It was also highlighted that a more sensible approach had been taken in respect of the Shopmobility services and no increase had been proposed.
The recommendation made by the Budget Scrutiny Working Group in respect of an investigating the potential to introduce special discount fees for frequent use of the Shopmobility service was noted.
The fees and charges as included at Appendix 1 to the report be noted.
Council approve all fees and charges that are included in Appendix 1 to the report.