Issue - meetings
Communal Heating Charges 2019/20
Meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet (Item 19)
As detailed in the recommendation.
The Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) introduced the report which proposed revised recharges for communal heating to avoid a deficit building on the heating reserve account. This was due to prices increasing by more than was anticipated when the charges were agreed by Cabinet in June 2018.
The table in the report set out recommended heating charges based on actual usage in 2017/18 and 2018/19, the assumption that costs increased by 18% in 2019/20, and that usage would remain at similar levels for the next 12 months. Revised charges would be introduced in August 2019 to help spread the increased cost to tenants over a longer period.
That the changes to the current heating charges at Council properties with communal heating schemes as outlined in the report be approved – all changes will take effect from 1st August 2019.