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Local Government Finance

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the policy is of (a) his Department and (b) the Audit Commission on encouraging local authorities to increase revenue from fees and charges. (290468)

Decisions on those fees and charges where local authorities are responsible for determining the level, are a matter for individual councils.

The Audit Commission's views on local authorities' policy on fees and charges is set out in its report ‘Positively Charged’, published in January 2008, which can be found at

http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nationalstudies/localgov/Pages/positivelycharged.aspx