Trading and charging web portal
Trading and charging allows local authorities to bring in additional sources of income through trading their services or charging for services to be delivered to other organisations or individuals whether private or public. As local authorities throughout the UK strive to meet efficiencies targets many direct service or direct labour organisation have sought to generate income through the trading or charging route. Whilst a recent high profile court case may have led to some councils re-considering their trading and charging activities (see briefing 09-38 and 09-53) there remains a wealth of opportunities within the current legal framework throughout the UK.
This APSE web resource is for use by member authorities to help you source information, case studies and relevant information in relation to trading and charging. To make it easier for our members throughout the UK we have also included geographic areas to cover the different legislation that applies in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
- Charging and trading case studies
- APSE support with trading and charging
- APSE masterclasses in trading and charging
Local authority, police and fire authority powers to charge and trade for services can be complex and dependent on local circumstances. This web portal is intended to act as a guide to the wide ranging powers available and to help APSE member authorities gain information about what other members are doing in this area. Before acting on any information within this web portal you should seek appropriate legal advice. APSE would also welcome your views comments and case studies. To submit a case study or to contact APSE about charging and trading please email Mo Baines , APSE, Principal Advisor.