The Executive is asked to recommend that the Leaders’ Committee approve at their meeting on 5 December 2017 the following borough subscription and charges:
• The proposed Joint Committee subscription for boroughs of £161,958 per borough for 2018/19, no change on the charge of £161,958 for 2017/18 (paragraph 12);
• The proposed Joint Committee subscription for the MOPAC and the LFEPA of £15,410 for 2018/19, no change on the charge of £15,410 for 2017/18 (paragraph 13);
• An overall level of expenditure of £8.668 million for the Grants Scheme in 2018/19 (inclusive of £2 million gross ESF programme), the same level as for 2017/18; and
• That taking into account the application of £1 million ESF grant and £1 million from earmarked Grants Committee reserves, net borough contributions for 2018/19 should be £6.668 million, compared to £7.668 million for 2017/18 (paragraphs 14-17).
The Executive is also asked to recommend that the Leaders’ Committee endorse the following subscription and charges for 2018/19 for TEC, which will be considered by the TEC Executive Sub-Committee on 16 November, before being presented to the main meeting of TEC on 7 December for final approval:
• The Parking Core Administration Charge of £1,500 per borough and for TfL (2017/18 - £1,500) (paragraph 18);
• No charge to boroughs in respect of the Freedom Pass Administration Charge, which is covered by replacement Freedom Pass income (2017/18 – no charge) (paragraph 20);
• The net Taxicard Administration Charge to boroughs of £338,182 in total (2017/18 - £338,182); (paragraph 21);
• No charge to boroughs and TfL in respect of the Lorry Control Administration Charge, which is fully covered by estimated PCN income (2017/18 – no charge) (paragraph 22);
• The Parking Enforcement Service Charge of £0.4226 per PCN, which will be distributed to boroughs and TfL in accordance with the number of PCNs issued in 2016/17 (2017/18 - £0.4915 per PCN; paragraphs 25-26);
• The Parking and Traffic Appeals Charge of £30.63 per appeal or £27.02 per appeal where electronic evidence is provided by the enforcing authority (2017/18 - £32.00/£28.50 per appeal). For hearing Statutory Declarations, a charge of £25.21 for hard copy submissions and £23.53 for electronic submissions (2017/18 - £26.74/£26.06 per SD) (paragraphs 27-28);
• Congestion Charging Appeals – to be recovered on a full cost recovery basis, as for 2017/18, under the new contract arrangement with the GLA (paragraph 29);
• The TRACE (Electronic) Charge of £7.53 per transaction (2017/18 - £7.31) (paragraphs 30-32);
• The TRACE (Fax) Charge of £7.70 per transaction (2017/18 - £7.48) (paragraphs 30-32); and
• The PEC Charge of £0.175 per transaction (2017/18 - £0.17) (paragraphs 30-32).
On the basis of the above proposed level of subscriptions and charges, the Executive is asked to recommend to the Leaders’ Committee:
• The provisional consolidated revenue expenditure budget for 2018/19 for London Councils of £386.609 million, as per Table 4 at paragraph 33 and Appendix A of this report;
• The provisional consolidated revenue income budget for 2018/19 for London Councils of £384.313 million, also as per Table 4 at paragraph 33 and Appendix B;
• Within the total income requirement, the use of London Council reserves of £2.296 million in 2018/19, as detailed in Table 12 at paragraph 53.
The Executive is also asked to recommend that the Leaders’ Committee note:
• The position in respect of forecast uncommitted London Council reserves as at 31 March 2018, as detailed at paragraphs 51-57; and
• The positive statement on the adequacy of the residual London Councils reserves issued by the Director of Corporate Resources, as detailed in paragraphs 58-59.