CAMBS: County councillors restrict their allowances increase to one per cent

16:36 25 March 2014

Shire Hall Cambridge.

Shire Hall Cambridge.

Archant

An independent panel’s recommendation of a 13 per cent rise in the basic allowance paid to Cambridgeshire county councillors has been rejected.

Instead, they will receive a one per cent rise after approving the increase during a full council meeting at Shire Hall, Cambridge, today (Tuesday).

The independent report had recommended that the basic allowance of £7,610 increase to £8,600 but that was thrown out.

The revised allowances package will see major changes in the way responsibility payments are shared as Cambridgeshire moves from a cabinet to a committee system.

Above the basic allowance, the leader of the council’s largest political group, the Conservatives, will receive a special responsibility allowance (SRA) of £15,000; the leaders of the Lib Dem and UKIP group will receive £11,000 and the leaders of the Labour and Independent Group will receive £7,000. In addition, the service committee chairmen will get SRAs of £12,000 while the chairman of the general purposes committee is entitled to an additional allowance of £6,000.

0 comments

Yesterday, 09:26

A man suffered back injuries when his bike was involved in a crash with a car in Sawtry last night (Monday).

Yesterday, 09:02

A crash involving a van and two cars on a key junction near Huntingdon is causing long delays.

Yesterday, 08:46
Jet Garage, Witcham Toll,

A Huntingdon-based company in charge of a petrol station near Ely has been fined thousands of pounds after environmental health officers discovered it was infested with mice.

Mon, 16:58

A woman was treated by paramedics after a fire broke out in a bungalow.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition