Venue: Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton
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Declarations of Interest
Items for Decision - Part 1 - (open to the public)
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution, do hereby approve;-
The reasons are: The 3.8% increase in rental charges is based upon the CPIH inflation measure at September 2017 plus 1%, reflecting the government’s rent setting methodology. Service charges have been adjusted to reflect the actual costs of providing the service.
The table below shows the average rental charge combined with the average service charges per block to show the average variation across blocks.
Average rent and service charge increase
Work is ongoing to address fire safety issues within the high rise blocks. The capital works on cladding and the potential installation of sprinklers will have no impact on rents. In addition to the capital works, any costs associated with potential payment of disturbance allowances would need to be quantified as part of the ongoing budget process.
Options considered and rejected were: Good practice requires a comparison of the costs of service provision with the income generated from service charges with the aim of ensuring that the charging policy is fair and equitable and that general rental income is not subsidising the cost of services to individual tenants.
Assessment of Risk: Low
Source of funding: Rents and service charges are accounted for within the ring-fenced Housing Revenue Account.
Financial advice: Report prepared by the finance team.
Contact Officer: Paul Hutchings Tel No: 0161 793 2574
* This decision was published on 14 February 2018
* This decision will come in force at 4.00pm on 21 February 2018 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.
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