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Communal Heating Charges 2018/19

Meeting: 19/06/2018 - Cabinet (Item 196)

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As detailed in the appendix.


Councillor Attridge presented the Communal Heating Charges 2018/19 report which sought agreement of the proposed heating charges in Council properties with communal heating systems for 2018/19 and 2019/20.


            New communal heating charges were implemented in the summer each year to enable an accurate picture to be gathered on the previous year’s costs and any corresponding surplus or deficit on the heating reserve account.


            The table in the report set out the recommended heating charges based on actual usage in 2017/18, the assumption that costs would increase by 8% in 2019/20 and usage would remain at the same level for the next two years.  Revised charges would be introduced in August to help spread the increased costs to tenants over a longer time period.


            The Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) said that over the years a number of communal schemes had their systems upgraded which resulted in highly efficient, high performing and energy efficient installation.  However further work was needed and this was an ongoing programme of work being delivered through the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.  Two schemes which were currently moving through the work planning phase were the communal systems at Panton Place, Holywell and Glan y Morfa Court, Connah’s Quay.  Upgrade work on those installations was proposed to comment during the current financial year.




That changes to the current heating charges at Council properties with community heating schemes be approved.  All changes will take effect from 1st August 2018.