Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
RESOLVED that it was recommended to Full Council that:
A The rent reductions for individual dwellings as set out in paragraph 13 of the report be effective from 3 April 2017. This equates to an average weekly rent of £91.73, a statutory reduction of one percent.
B Service charges for individual dwellings, as set out in paragraphs 15 to 20 of the report, effective from 3 April 2017 for tenants and 1 April 2017 for leaseholders. This equates to an average weekly service charge to tenants of £1.97.
C Heating charges as set out in paragraphs 29 to 36 of the report, effective from 3 April 2017 for tenants and 1 April 2017 for leaseholders. Average weekly general needs charges are £7.20 per week (leaseholders £14.83 per week, equivalent) and, for sheltered accommodation, £6.63 per week.
D Garage rents are increased by five percent, to £9.22 per week (for a standard garage) and proportionate increases for other garages, car ports and car spaces, from 3 April 2017, as set out in paragraphs 37 and 38 of the report.
E Housing related support charges as set out in paragraphs 21 to 27 and Table 2 of the report. For service users effective from 1 April 2017.
F Other charges are increased, as set out in paragraphs 28 and 39 of the report, with effect from 1 April 2017.
G The growth and savings outlined in paragraphs 40 and 41 of the report in respect of 2017/18 be approved.
H The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget as set out at Appendix A of the report be approved.
I A minimum HRA working balance of £4,327,000 at 31 March 2017, rising to £4,436,000 at 1 April 2017, as set out in paragraph 42 and Appendix C to the report, be agreed.
Report author: Simon Freeman
Publication date: 27/01/2017
Date of decision: 26/01/2017
Decided at meeting: 26/01/2017 - Cabinet