Decision details

Heat Billing & Metering Methodology

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet RESOLVED to:


(1)        approve the option and implementation of credit billing for heating and hot water in residential communal system’s and incorporate a heat meter as set out in the report.


(2)        approve the in house management of the billing for heating and hot water residential properties at Gloucester & Durham as set out in the report,


(3)        approve the setting of tariffs in accordance with the guidance set out by the Heat Trust (in the absence of any current regulation on heat prices).


(4)        delegate authority to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing and the Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Resources, to agree a metering and billing policy in line with the recommended option set out in paragraphs 5.2 – 5.5 of the report and thereafter implement and operate the policy subject to such modifications as the Director of Finance considers necessary.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Report author: Olga Bennet

Publication date: 21/07/2020

Date of decision: 20/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/07/2020

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