Decision details

Fees and Charges 2019/20 - Communications

Reference: D852

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The report details a revised set of Fees and Charges for Communications, and seeks approval for their introduction form the 1 April 2019.


That the revised Fees and Charges, as detailed in appendix 1 of the report, are approved and introduced from the 1 April 2019.

Reasons for the decision:

To contribute to the delivery of a balanced budget both in 2019/20 and in the medium term, and satisfy statutory requirements.

Alternative options considered:

The Council could agree a higher or lower pricing structure. However, a lower pricing structure does not reflect the cost of the work undertaken to advertise on behalf of other bodies.
A higher pricing structure could only be applied to public bodies and, at this stage, this is not considered appropriate. Therefore, the public sector contacts advertising charges remain the same as, following the last increase in 2018/19, our only remaining public sector advertiser reduced the number of pages of requested advertising space in response to the increase.

Publication date: 11/04/2019

Date of decision: 11/04/2019

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