Members' Allowances Scheme - notice under The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003Notice ID: WAR0616002
Members' Allowances Scheme - notice under The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003
The Council has a Scheme of Members Allowances recommended by its Independent Remuneration Panel which applies to 31 March 2019 and details what allowances can be paid to its Councillors. It can be viewed on our website and at the address below. The allowances payable are: Basic Allowance - £11,689
Special Responsibility Allowances (one per member)
Council Leader £29,220; Deputy Leader £14,611; Cabinet Member/Portfolio
Council and Committee Chairmen (minimum 5 meetings a year): Council £5,844, Planning Committee £8,766, Licensing/Audit and Governance Committees £7,596, Staffing/Appeals/West Cheshire Overview and Scrutiny/People Overview and Scrutiny/Places Overview and Scrutiny Committees £5,844, Adoption/Fostering Panel representative £3,857 Political Group Appointments
Main Opposition Group Leader £8,766, Main Opposition Group Deputy Leader £5,844, Other Group Leader (subject to a minimum of 5 members) £3,857 Majority Party Group Whip £5,844, Majority Party Assistant Group Whip £2,338 Main Opposition Party Group Whip (subject to a minimum of 30% of membership) £3,857, Main Opposition Party Assistant Group Whip (subject to a minimum of 30% of membership) £1,752, Member Champion £1,020, Co-opted members and Independent Person on Standards Committee etc £25.50p allowance per meeting Expenses Dependants' Carers' Allowance - £5,780 - maximum a year (receipts required, paid at Local Living Wage for childminding or Council Adult Social Care rate for other dependents, not payable to family members. Reasonable other payments will be considered)
Travelling for approved duties - 45p per mile by car, 24p motorcycle, 40p non- motorised transport e.g. bicycle, 1p per mile per passenger. Car parking/tolls etc on receipt.
Subsistence (Rules apply. Receipt required) Maximums: Breakfast £8.29, Lunch £10.64, Dinner £16.69. Dinner London or abroad £34.57. Accommodation including breakfast per night £118.60 outside London, £142.31 in London.
Members surgeries: £32 room hire with receipt, up to 12 a year. Director of Governance, Cheshire West and Chester Council, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP; Website: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk