Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Monday, 14th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

LIC20/18

Minutes

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2018 were confirmed and signed.  

LIC21/18

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence received from Councillors Simon Inchbald, Maurice Byham, John Fraser, Tony Gordon-Smith, Anna James and Carole King.

LIC22/18

Declarations of Interest

To receive from members declarations of interest in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

LIC23/18

Questions from members of the Public

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

Questions should be received by 5pm on 7 January 2019.

Minutes:

There were no questions received.

LIC24/18

Questions from Members

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

Questions should be received by 5pm on 7 January 2019.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions received.

LIC25/18

Action Authorised

To receive any action taken by the Executive Director after consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman since the last meeting.

Minutes:

There was nothing to report.

LICENSING ACT 2003 ITEMS
PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

LIC26/18

FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2019/2020 - 2021/2022
LICENSING BUDGET 2019/20
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The purpose of this report is to seek the Committee’s agreement to its draft Revenue Estimates and Fees and Charges for 2019/20 as part of the Budget process. 

 

This report updates the Committee on the latest position regarding the draft General Fund Budget for 2018/19.

 

The recommendations from the Licensing and Regulatory Committee will be reported to the Executive on 5 February 2019 and to Council on 12 February 2019. 

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Committee:

 

1.         agrees its draft Revenue Estimates for 2019/20 as shown at Annexe 1;          and

 

2.         approves the level of fees and charges for 2019/20 in accordance with         the schedule at Annexe 3 for recommendation to the Council, noting       that various   fees will be subject to advertisement prior to             implementation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report detailing the draft revenue estimates and fees and charges for 2019/20 as part of the overall budget process. The report updated the Committee on the latest position regarding the draft General Fund Budget for 2018/19. Members were reminded that the fees and charges were reviewed annually as part of the budget process. Some of the fees and charges were statutory but for those determined by Waverley, a comprehensive exercise would be undertaken to analyse the fees and ensure that they equated to the costs of the service provided.

 

The Committee noted that any proposed increase to certain fees must be advertised and any representations received in response to this would be received and considered by the Committee at its meeting on 25 February and then reported back to Council.

 

The Committee was advised that the proposed increases noted in the report were for inflation only. Members considered the proposed fees and charges and were in agreement with the proposals. A number of questions were asked about the discrepancies in the figures and were assured that on the three that were questioned, this was because the accountancy codes had been revised for transparency and in future reports would be more aligned. The fees would be advertised and, subject to consideration of any representations received, Members approved the figures as noted in the report.

 

RESOLVED that

 

1.            The draft Revenue Estimates for 2019/20 as shown at Annexe 1 to the report be agreed; and

 

2.            The level of fees and charges for 2019/20 in accordance with the schedule at Annexe 3 of the report for recommendation to the Council, noting that various fees will be subject to advertisement prior to implementation be approved.

 

 

 

PART II - MATTERS OF REPORT

There were none.