mobile phone link image
jobs page link image
 
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter
day
00  Month
May15 Created by david williams on 5/15/2018 9:44:50 AM

“Something really special happened here on Sunday” said one eye witness
Read More..

May16 Created by david williams on 5/16/2018 10:03:10 AM

One of the worst local cases of fly tipping yet found just off the Offa’s Dyke Path
Read More..

May17 Created by david williams on 5/17/2018 5:34:27 PM

Police have launched an investigation after the alleged incident on Saturday evening
Read More..

May15 Created by david williams on 5/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

Montgomery youngster James Corfield's death sparked a wide-ranging review supported by his family
Read More..

May19 Created by david williams on 5/19/2018 10:00:00 AM

Iolo says he hopes that Council have plans to counter destruction caused by new school
Read More..

Councillor's allowances going up by £200

 
Created on 14/05/2018 @ 20:54
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Powys county councillors are expected to be told they MUST take a salary increase of £200 this year, taking their basic salary to £13,600 a year.

A full county council meeting taking place on Thursday will discuss the rise which follows a £100 uplift last year.

It comes after the council tax jumped again in April by five per cent.

The decision to uplift salaries was taken by the Remuneration Panel Wales, an independent panel that considers the salaries of councillors and others in public service.

While all councillors must take their salary and the uplift, they can still forego it by writing to the finance officer.

A report to the meeting states: "The panel have determined that the basic salary level for Members of principal local authorities will be uplifted by £200 per annum to £13,600 per annum, effective from the Council AGM on 17th May 2018.

"The annual Basic Salary of £13,600 MUST be paid to all Councillors. However, as with all three types of salaries (basic, senior and civic) a Member may elect to forego the whole or part of the Basic Salary.

"This is a decision for the individual Member and is not a matter for Council. To forego a salary a Member or Co-Opted Member must notify the Chief Finance Officer in writing."

A salary of £48,300 can be paid to the council leader, according to the report.

A further 18 senior councillors can receive higher salaries. The deputy leader can receive £33,800. Cabinet members can receive £29,300, along with chairs of certain committees.

The leader of the largest opposition group can also receive a salary of £22,300.

In addition, the remuneration panel has said council chairs can receive £21,800 and £16,300 for the deputy chair.

All these salaries include the basic councillor salary of £13,600.

icnn logo