Notice is hereby given that Wyre Forest District Council has received a report from the Independent Remuneration Panel appointed in accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003.Notice ID: WOR1444265
Notice is hereby given that Wyre Forest District Council has received a report from the Independent Remuneration Panel appointed in accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003.
The Panel has made the following recommendations for 2019/20:
(i) All allowances remain at the current level with the exception of (ii) below.
(ii) The allowance for the Chairman of the Audit Committee is increased to the same level as the allowance for the Chairman of Licensing and Environmental Committee.
(iii) In line with the current practice and allowance, the Dependent Carer's Allowance should, where appropriate, be available for the care of children, and for other dependents including the disabled and elderly.
(iv) Travel allowance remains linked to the travel allowance for staff and thus remains unchanged at 40 pence per mile.
Iv) The subsistence allowances remain
unchanged, (vi) All changes to allowances should be implemented at the same time on a date to be determined by the Council. (vii)Assuming the Basic Allowance is set at the amount as recommended in this report, we further recommend that any increases in future years should be linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March, or the percentage pay rise awarded to WFDC employees, whichever is the lower. Full Council will consider and take a decision on the Panel's recommendations at its meeting at 6pm on 11 December 2019. A copy of the report is available for inspection during normal office hours at Wyre Forest District Council, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 7WF. Caroline Newlands, Solicitor to the Council