Decision details

Members' Allowances 2018/19

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Councillors to agree a new Members' Allowances Scheme for 2018/19 following recommendations from the Independent Panel for Councillors Allowances

Decisions:

The Head of Governance and Monitoring Officer submitted a report which sought Members to consider the recommendations of the Independent Panel for Councillors Allowances and the Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme for 2018/19, following the Panel’s review of the scheme.

 

The Independent Panel had recommended that the Basic Allowance payable to all Councillors be increased by £100 for the forthcoming year and an increase in the Special Responsibility Allowance payable to the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader of the Council and the Executive members.

 

Councillor B Cannon moved a motion that the recommended increase to the Basic Allowance from £3,166.65 to £3,266.65 be approved and that the recommended increase to the Special Responsibility Allowances to the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader and the Executive Members be rejected and it be referred back to the Independent Panel for Councillor Allowances to carry out a further review of the workload of the Executive members.

This was seconded by Councillor A Smith.

 

Councillor A Markley moved that the recommendations set out in the report be refused and that the 2018/19 members allowances remained the same as the previous year. This was seconded by Councillor T Annison.

 

A vote was taken in favour of refusing the recommendations of the Independent Panel and that the 2018/19 members allowances remained the same as the previous year. 18 voted in favour, 28 against and 1 abstention. The motion was lost.

 

A vote was taken in favour of approving Councillor B Cannon’s motion.  29 voted in favour, 15 against and 3 abstentions. The motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

1.  That the recommended increase to the Basic Allowance from £3,166.65 to £3,266.65 be approved and that the recommended increase to the Special Responsibility Allowances to the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader and the Executive Members be rejected and it be referred back to the Independent Panel for Councillor Allowances to carry out a further review of the workload of the Executive members

 

2.  That the Members’ Allowances Scheme 2018/19 be approved as Appendix 2

 

3.  That the allowances paid to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Allerdale remain at £7,071 and £507 respectively.

 

Report author: Kathryn Magnay

Publication date: 08/03/2018

Date of decision: 07/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2018 - Council

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