Public Bodies: Fees and Charges

HM Treasury written question – answered on 22nd April 2016.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications from public sector organisations his Department has received to (a) increase service charges, (b) charge above cost for public services and (c) charge below cost for public services in each year since 2009-10; and how many such applications have been (i) approved and (ii) rejected.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Treasury consent is required for all proposals to extend or vary charging schemes, and Treasury guidance advises that it is good practice to review these routinely at least once a year, and if appropriate revise the charging level. This leads to a large number of requests for consent being received by HM Treasury on a regular basis, not all of which are collated centrally.

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