Independent Remuneration Panel Report
The Council is required to maintain an Independent Remuneration Panel to make recommendations about the allowances to be paid to its Members, including the Basic Allowance, Special Responsibility Allowances, Travel and Subsistence, Carers and Co-optee Allowances, as well as IT Allowances and representatives from the community and business sector.
The Panel has concluded six reviews to date. Its latest report was considered by the Governance Committee on 9th July 2009 when a number of amendments were agreed to the recommendations put forward by the Panel. These revised recommendations were considered and agreed at the Full Council Meeting held on 2nd September 2009.
In September 2011 the Panel undertook a review of Members' Travel and Subsistence Allowances and recommended to increase the level of the mileage rate paid by 5p per mile to bring it in line with the Inland Revenue's Scheme which was increased on 1st April 2011 from 40p to 45p per mile. The Panel also looked at Subsistence Allowances. The Panel's report was agreed by the Audit & Governance Committee at its meeting held on 30th September 2011 and its recommendations were slightly amended by Full Council on 9th November 2011. To see the Panel's revised report as agreed by Full Council click Independent Panel's Travel and Subsistence Allowances Report as amended by Full Council on 9th November 2011 [pdf] 48KB
To view the extract of the Full Council Minutes and the amendments made to the Panel's report click Extract from Full Council Minutes 9th November 2011 [pdf] 19KB
To view the payments made to Councillors following completion of this sixth review please click here for Members Allowances Annual Notice
Previous reports are also available, as below:-
View the 2007 report
View the 2006 report
Payments made to Councillors under the Members Allowances Scheme
The Council is required to publish details of the payments made to Councillors under the Members' Allowances Scheme in respect of the Basic Allowance, Special Responsibility Allowance, Carers' Allowance, Travel and Subsistence Allowance, IT Allowance and Co-optees Allowance on an annual basis.
To view the public notice for 2011/2012 click here Annual Notice of Members' Allowances Payments for 2011 to 2012 [pdf] 65KB
To view the public notice for 2010/11 click here Members Allowances Annual Notice 2010/2011 [pdf] 62KB
To view the public notice for 2009/10 click here Members Allowances Annual Notice
To view the public notice for 2008/09 click here Members Allowances Annual Notice
To view the public notice for 2007/08 click here Members Allowances Annual Notice
To view the public notice for 2006/07 click here Members Allowances Annual Notice
To view the public notices for 2005/06; 2004/05 and 2003/04 click here Members Allowances Annual Notice
Parish Council Allowances
New arrangements were introduced in 2003 for the payment of allowances for members of Parish Councils. The Regulations allow Parish Councils to:
Choose to pay their members an allowance, known as the 'parish basic allowance' to recognise the time and effort they put into their parish duties
Choose to pay its members travel and subsistence allowances
Allowances are discretionary and if paid, they should be based on the recommendations of the Parish Remuneration Panel set up by the District Council.
View the Panel's report prepared in October 2003.
View the Panel's_updated_recommendations in their 2007 report on the District Council Members Allowances scheme - paragraph 12.0 refers to this.
View the Panel's latest report prepared by the Panel in March 2010 which was agreed by Full Council on 14th April 2010.
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