Committee details

Fees and Charges Cabinet Advisory Group

Purpose of committee

FEES AND CHARGES CABINET ADVISORY GROUP TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR 2021/22

 General

A task group of Cabinet is being established to advise Cabinet on an approach for setting future fees and charges proposals.

 Membership, Chairmanship and Quorum

Number of Members

Seven

Political Composition

3 Conservative Members;

2 Labour Members;

1 Green Member;

1 Thanet Independents Member.

Co-optees

None

Substitute Members Permitted

Yes

Political Balance Rules apply

No

Appointments/Removals from Office

By Cabinet Member for Finance/Leader of Council

Restrictions on Membership

None 

Restrictions on Chairmanship

Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance 

Quorum

Three

Number of ordinary meetings per Council Year

Meetings will be called as required

 

Terms of Reference

 1.  To advise Cabinet on an approach for setting future fees and charges proposals (starting with the car parking charges for 2022/23);

 2.  To consider this advice within the context of the requirement to achieve a minimum annual increase of £200,000 from fees and charges, in order to support the delivery of a balanced budget;

3.   To consider benchmarking information for fees and charges and related service unit costs;

4.   To consider how charging is used to manage demand for a service;

5.   To consider how charging affects accessibility for service users;

6.   To explore new ideas for charging, for new and extended services, that generate additional income;

7.  To consider the implications and limitations of the legislative framework applicable to fees and charges; and

8.  To report back to Cabinet through the Chairman of the cabinet advisory group.

 General

The work of the CAG is restricted to the stated terms of reference highlighted above unless they are reviewed by the Leader of Council.

Notes

This Cabinet Advisory Group was established through the terms of reference approved by the Cabinet Member on Finance on 14 July 2021.

 

Membership