Members allowances to be pegged back
INCREASES in allowances for district councillors are likely to be pegged at 1.9 per cent – despite a recommendation that they should award themselves a three per cent rise. The independent panel which looks at members allowances annually had recommended a
INCREASES in allowances for district councillors are likely to be pegged at 1.9 per cent - despite a recommendation that they should award themselves a three per cent rise.
The independent panel which looks at members allowances annually had recommended a three per cent increase for both basic and special responsibilities in 2008/9.
But resources portfolio holder Cllr Chris Oxley said he would be proposing a 1.9 per cent increase to full council later this month - in line with the increase which MPs have just awarded themselves.
Cllr Oxley told cabinet on Tuesday night that he was proposing the smaller increase in light of the pressure on the public at the moment.
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He said: "Everything is going up significantly right the way across the board, whether it is because of the cost of power, pressure of pensions, heating allowances not being sufficient and a whole gamut of things. That is why I propose we only take 1.9 per cent instead of three per cent across the board.
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