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Land Charges

Requested on
Tue 1st February, 2011
Reference
FOI 1175
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I should be grateful if you would provide the following information:

The charges set/to be set for searches of the Local Land Charges Register 1.4.11. to 31.3.12.
How the proposed percentage increase/decrease in charges for environmental information compares with increases in other Council budgets i.e. above or below the going rate.
The assumptions/projections that informed your decisions on environmental charges, including the annual budget.
Reports and minutes of Committee and Management meetings on charge setting.
You will be aware that you are unable to charge for a personal search under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2005. Could you please advise me how the Council coped with this sudden loss of an income stream whilst meeting its statutory duty to balance the land charge budget? It seems a difficult task not helped by the downturn in the property market.

If you have not yet reached a decision, please inform me of current deliberations and when a decision will be reached.

Answer

The charges set/to be set for searches of the Local Land Charges Register 1.4.11. to 31.3.12.   
To Date no charges have been set 
How the proposed percentage increase/decrease in charges for environmental information compares with increases in other Council budgets I.e. above or below the going rate.  
No information held
The assumptions/projections that informed your decisions on environmental charges, including the annual budget.
No information held
Reports and minutes of Committee and Management meetings on charge setting.   
No information held
You will be aware that you are unable to charge for a personal search under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2005. Could you please advise me how the Council coped with this sudden loss of an income stream whilst meeting its statutory duty to balance the land charge budget? It seems a difficult task not helped by the downturn in the property market. 
the Council has adjusted its income budget for Land Charges. Land Charge income is still higher than expenditure.
If you have not yet reached a decision, please inform me of current deliberations and when a decision will be reached.   
No information held

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