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Cost of marriage in Rutland will go up after review

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Rutland County Council will increase the fees it charges for marriages after a review prompted by a member of the public.

The council was told to look at what it charged to register marriages by the Local Government Ombudsman in September. The ruling came after a member of the public said he was unfairly charged by the council.

Following the review, the council discovered that it was in fact charging too little to cover the cost of the registration service.

As a result, councillors voted to increase charges by 1.99 per cent - the same level of increase being implemented for other council services for 2015/16.

The complainant, identified only as Mr T, was charged £382 for a ceremony in an approved venue in the county. He argued that he was overcharged, but the council found that the actual cost was £395.42. The same type of ceremony at the increased charge will cost £390. A similar ceremony would cost £375 in Leicestershire and £450 in Lincolnshire.

Council leader Roger Begy (Con) said: “Having conducted a detailed costing of the service, it was decided that there should be a move towards covering the full cost.”


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