Issue - meetings

Collection of Water Rates as part of Council Rents

Meeting: 17/07/2018 - Cabinet (Item 222)

Collection of Water Rates as part of Council Rents


As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Attridge introduced the Collection of Water Rates as Part of Council Rents report which detailed the assurances received from Counsel on the legal position for the Council on the receipt of commission to reflect the administration associated with the collection of water rates.




(a)       That the current service of billing and collection of water rates on behalf of the water suppliers continue;


(b)       That the legal advice from Counsel be noted, which confirms there are limited prospects of successful claims being made against the Council, despite the High Court ruling in the  Southwark case; and


(c)        That the 1.5% ‘early-bird’ payment discount from 2019/20 by virtue of the advice from Counsel be accepted.