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Members' Allowance Scheme 2017/18

Public Notice

At its meeting on 25 April 2017, the Council considered the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel (“the Panel”) established to review the Members’ Allowance Scheme (“the Scheme”) and adopted a Scheme for Allowances effective for the period 10 May 2017 until 9 May 2018. The main features of the Scheme are set out in the Schedule to this Notice.

Unless there were changes of Membership of the Panel or the Panel received a request from its own Members or from elected Councillors to meet earlier due to a change of circumstances, it was agreed by Councillors that the Council would be minded to successively adopt the Scheme in its current format for the next three years until 2020.

A copy of the Scheme is available for inspection by members of the public from Democratic Services, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or is available by clicking on the link below.

Scheme of Members' Allowances (2017-18) (PDF Document, 234.02 Kb)

Notice dated 09 May 2017

Schedule

A Basic Allowance of £4,750 shall be paid to each Councillor.

A Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) shall be paid to those Councillors (in addition to the Basic Allowance) who hold the special responsibilities in relation to the Authority as specified below. The amount of each such allowance shall be the amount specified against that special responsibility.

Special Responsibility

SRA (£)

Leader of the Council

10,000

Deputy Leader of the Council

* halved where shared

2,500*

Leader of the Opposition Group

# pro rata based on the total membership of groups where applicable

2500#

Chairman of Policy, Finance & Development, Service Delivery, Development Control

3,500

Vice Chairman of Policy, Finance & Development, Service Delivery, Development Control

1,150

Chairman of Council (Mayor)

3,500

Vice Chairman of Council (Deputy Mayor)

1,000

Chairman of Licensing & Regulatory Committee

2,500

Vice Chairman of Licensing & Regulatory Committee

1,000

Member of Development Control Committee (other than Chairman or Vice Chairman)

Nil

Generic Task Group Chairman Allowance (pro rata if the Group disbands)

1,000

Change Management Committee Chairman

1,000

Community Engagement Group Chairman

1,000

Children and Young People Forum Chairman

1,000

Greening of the Borough Working Group Chairman

1,000

Community Safety Partnership Chairman (where it is a Member of the Council)

1,000

Place Shaping Working Group Chairman

1,000

Health and Wellbeing Board Chairman

1,000

Residents Forum Chairman

1,000

Members Standards Complaints – Adjudication Panel

(up to 4 hours*, over 4 hours** per attendance)

50* or 100**

Member of Licensing Panel

(up to 4 hours*, over 4 hours** per attendance)

30* or 60**

Member of Internal Interview Panel (up to 4 hours*, over 4 hours** per attendance)

50* or 100**

Representative on Outside Body (up to 4 hours*, over 4 hours** per attendance)

30* or 60**

Councillors shall be permitted to claim no more than two Special Responsibility Allowances.

Members' Allowances Paid

Members' Allowances Paid (2016-17) (PDF Document, 19.32 Kb)

Members' Allowances Paid (2015-16) (PDF Document, 314.77 Kb)

Members' Allowances Paid (2014-15) (PDF Document, 272.86 Kb)

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