It has been a few years since our last hire charge survey and the latest is now available. There has been a small but significant increase in most of the fees charged. For the first time we asked members what the County Council paid for holding elections in halls. As you will see this varied hugely. Those halls paying the least should certainly consider renegotiating the payment. In those circumstances, our understanding is that the County Council would be prepared to increase their offer. For the survey, go here.