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General Purposes Licence Fees and Charges for 2019/20

Meeting: 13/02/2019 - Council (Item 88)

88 Commercial Events, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire, Road Closure Orders, Scrap Metal Dealers, Sex Establishments and Street Parties: Licence Fees and Charges for the 2019/20 financial year pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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Meeting: 23/01/2019 - General Purposes Licensing Committee (Item 19)

19 Licence Fees and Charges for 2019/20: Commercial Events, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire, Road Closure Orders, Scrap Metal Dealers, Sex Establishments and Street Parties pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The Head of Community Services has submitted a report to seek agreement to the licence fees for 2019/20 where the Council has discretion over the level of fee charged.

 

Recommendation: That the General Purposes Licensing Committee resolves to:

Agree the licence fees and charges for 2019/20 as set out in the Appendix 1 and recommend them to Council

 

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Minutes:

The Head of Community Services had submitted a report to seek agreement to the licence fees for 2019/20 where the Council has discretion over the level of fee charged for Commercial Events, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire, Road Closure Orders, Scrap Metal Dealers, Sex Establishments and Street Parties.

 

The Senior Licensing  Officer introduced the report explaining that these fees needed to reasonable, proportionate and not exceed the cost associated with the relevant scheme.

 

The introduction of a £15 fee for road closures for non-commercial events (including street parties) was questioned. The costs of collection might well equal or exceed the sum collected. The Council should be seen to support community events, the  introduction of fee might  be seen by some to run counter to that.  It was agreed that this should be revisited in a year’s time.

 

The General Purposes Licensing Committee resolved to:

Agree the licence fees and charges for 2019/20 as set out in the Appendix 1 and recommend them to Council