Decision details

Registration and Mortuary (Fees and Charges)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Realm

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve fees and charges from 1 April 2023, and the introduction of new services and income streams within the Registration service.


To approve the proposed Registration and Mortuary Services fees and charges from 1 April 2023 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

The full range of Registration service fees and charges have not been reviewed in detail for over two years. Benchmarking data shows that the Council is undercharging in most areas compared to our neighbouring boroughs. This is putting pressure on the budget and a loss of income which could be used to support the Council objectives.

Alternative options considered:

If the proposals set out in this report are not approved the budgeted income projections will not be achieved in full and the budget pressure will be ongoing.

Publication date: 14/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Effective from: 18/03/2023

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