Kevin O’Keefe, Director of Governance
presented the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel on the
review of Councillor’s Allowances. He advised the Panel
consisted of three members and had met in January.
The Panel has used a range of
sources of evidence and in particular considered the allowances
paid to Councillors of the Black Country, West Midlands
Metropolitan Councils and fifteen similar sized councils in this
Councils CiPFA family group.
The Panel had made six recommendations.
Council be recommended to:
Consider the report of the Independent Remuneration
Panel and approve, reject or approve alternative proposals for each
of the following recommendations made by the Panel:
Recommendation 1: That for the
municipal years 2018/19 – 2021/22 the Basic Allowance
be increased each year by any percentage increase in
pay agreed for local government employees.
Recommendation 2: That no change should be made to the current Special
Recommendation 3: That no change should be made to the
current Dependant Carers’ Allowance.
Recommendation 4: That no change should be made to the
current Travelling and Subsistence Allowances
Recommendation 5: That no change be made to the current Co-optees
The section on Membership of the Local Government
Pension Scheme be removed from the Councillor Allowances
Delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to
amend the Scheme of Councillor Allowances according to the
decisions taken by Council for inclusion in the Council’s