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Independent Remuneration Panel - Report and recommendations for 2016/17.

Report of Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services which presented the findings of the Independent Remuneration Panel as a basis for Council to set a Members’ Allowances Scheme for the year 2016/17 year.

 

A proposition was moved by Councillor David Ellis and seconded by Councillor Collis in the following terms:

 

1)    To thank the Independent Remuneration Panel for its work on the Strategic Review of Members’ Allowances.

 

2)    To approve the terms of reference for the Independent Remuneration Panel as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

3)    To agree the amended Members’ Allowances Scheme at Appendix 4 to the report.

4)    That with effect from 1st April 2016 the allowances to be paid to members for 2016/17 shall be as set out in the following table:

From 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017 inclusive:

 

£

Basic allowance

3,948

SRA

% Leader

Leader of the Council

13,560

Deputy Leader of the Council

80

10,848

Cabinet Members

50

6,780

Leader of 2nd Group

50

6,780

Business Manager

25

3,390

Level One Committee Chair (Planning and Environment and Licensing Committees)

35

4,746

Level Two Committee Chair (Audit and

Overview and Scrutiny Committees)

25

3,390

Level Three Committee Chair (Joint Consultative

and Safety and Standards Committee)

10

1,356

Mayor

37.5

5,085

Deputy Mayor

12.5

1,695

Policy Advisor

12.5

1,695

Co-opted members

500

 

 

 

 

Dependent Carers’ Allowance and Travelling and Subsistence Allowance are payable as appropriate.

5)    That these allowances shall be increased by any national pay award for local government staff in 2016/17.  Where any differential percentage increase is applied, the relevant pay award will be that awarded to senior staff.

 

6)    To agree that the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make appropriate changes to Part 6 of the Constitution to reflect the changes to Members’ Allowances agreed and to bring the constitution up to date with recent legislative changes.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Barnfather and seconded by Councillor Powell in the following terms:

 

1)    That with effect from 1st April 2016 the allowances to be paid to Members for 2016/17 shall be as set out in the following table:

From 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017 inclusive:

 

£

Basic allowance

3,947

SRA

% Leader

Leader of the Council

11,200

Deputy Leader of the Council

80

8,960

Cabinet Members

50

5,600

Leader of 2nd Group

50

5,600

Business Manager

25

2,800

Level One Committee Chair (Planning and Environment and Licensing Committees)

35

3,920

Level Two Committee Chair (Audit and

Overview and Scrutiny Committees)

25

2,800

Level Three Committee Chair (Joint Consultative

and Safety and Standards Committee)

10

1,120

Mayor

37.5

4,200

Deputy Mayor

10

1,120

Policy Advisor

10

1,120

Co-opted members

500

 

 

 

 

Dependent Carers Allowance and Travelling and Subsistence Allowance are payable as appropriate.

2)    That these allowances shall not be increased by any national pay award for local government staff in 2016/17.

After discussion and on the requisition of two Members the amendment was put to a named vote as follows:

 

For the motion:

Councillors Adams, Andrews, Barnfather, Bexon, Bisset, Doyle, Elliott, Greensmith, Hewson, Parr, Pepper, Poole, Powell, Stirland and Walker.

 

Against the motion:

Councillors Allan, Bailey, Peter Barnes, Sandra Barnes, Beeston, Clarke, Collis, Creamer, David Ellis, Roxanne Ellis, Ellwood, Feeney, Fox, Gregory, Hollingsworth, Lawrence, McCrossen, Miller, Paling, Payne, Scroggie, Truscott, Weisz, Wheeler, Wilkinson.

 

The Mayor declared the amendment lost.

 

After discussion and on the requisition of two Members the original proposition was put to a named vote as follows:

 

For the motion:

Councillors Allan, Bailey, Peter Barnes, Sandra Barnes, Beeston, Clarke, Collis, Creamer, David Ellis, Roxanne Ellis, Feeney, Fox, Gregory, Hollingsworth, Lawrence, McCrossen, Miller, Paling, Payne, Scroggie, Truscott, Weisz, Wheeler, Wilkinson.

 

Against the motion:

Councillors Adams, Andrews, Barnfather, Bexon, Bisset, Doyle, Elliott, Ellwood, Greensmith, Hewson, Parr, Pepper, Poole, Powell, Stirland and Walker.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried and it was

 

RESOLVED

 

1)    To thank the Independent Remuneration Panel for its work on the Strategic Review of Members’ Allowances.

 

2)    To approve the terms of reference for the Independent Remuneration Panel as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

3)    To agree the amended Members’ Allowances Scheme at Appendix 4 to the report.

4)    That with effect from 1st April 2016 the allowances to be paid to Members for 2016/17 shall be as set out in the following table:

From 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017 inclusive:

 

£

Basic allowance

3,948

SRA

% Leader

Leader of the Council

13,560

Deputy Leader of the Council

80

10,848

Cabinet Members

50

6,780

Leader of 2nd Group

50

6,780

Business Manager

25

3,390

Level One Committee Chair (Planning and Environment and Licensing Committees)

35

4,746

Level Two Committee Chair (Audit and

Overview and Scrutiny Committees)

25

3,390

Level Three Committee Chair (Joint Consultative

and Safety and Standards Committee)

10

1,356

Mayor

37.5

5,085

Deputy Mayor

12.5

1,695

Policy Advisor

12.5

1,695

Co-opted members

500

 

 

 

 

Dependent Carers Allowance and Travelling and Subsistence Allowance are payable as appropriate.

5)    That these allowances shall be increased by any national pay award for local government staff in 2016/17.  Where any differential percentage increase is applied, the relevant pay award will be that awarded to senior staff.

 

6)    To agree that the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make appropriate changes to Part 6 of the Constitution to reflect the changes to members’ allowances agreed and to bring the constitution up to date with recent legislative changes.

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