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Annual Review of Licensing Fees and Charges 2024-25

Members are recommended to approve the proposed changes to fees and charges.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2023

Decision due: 29 Jan 2024 by Licensing Committee

Department: Communities Group

Contact: Wangari Njiiri, Environmental Health and Licensing Support Team Leader Email: Wangari.Njiiri@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This item will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: Cambridge City Council, as the Licensing Authority, is responsible for processing and issuing licences for a wide range of activities. The Council needs to demonstrate that the fees it charges for such licences have been set in accordance with the law and best practice, so as to recover its allowable costs in administering the various licensing regimes for which it is responsible. Fees should be set so as to avoid either a surplus or a subsidy where possible and adjusted, if necessary, in succeeding years to achieve and maintain the correct balance. Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Council is required to consult on any changes to the fees and charges in respect of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing. New fees to be effective from 1st April 2024.

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