Charging for services has increasingly figured in the debate on local government finance, and is a financial option where local authorities enjoy a high level of discretion. In addition to the scope for generating income in a time of reduced budgets, charging can be used as a strategic tool to direct resources and services to those most in need.
TISonline Charging includes detailed coverage of the main local government service areas. For each service area it provides guidance on the relevant legislation and government policy, looks at charging practice, and explains the scope for further use of charges.
- legal framework for charging
- charging policy including exemptions and concessions
- housing rents
- residential and community care
- infrastructure charges, community infrastructure levy and BIDs
- library services
- waste collection and disposal
- sports and leisure
- fire and rescue and police services.
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