Havering councillors’ allowances set to be frozen

PUBLISHED: 13:04 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 16 February 2016

Havering council is having to save millions of pounds

Havering council is having to save millions of pounds


Councillors’ allowances are set to be frozen as huge cuts are made to frontline services.

Special Responsibility Allowances

Leader of the council – 45,048

Deputy leader – 31,420

Cabinet members – 28,780

Leader of principal opposition – 14,418

Leader of minority opposition groups – 4,000

Mayor – 12,000

Deputy mayor – 4,000

Overview and scrutiny board chairman – 14,418

Overview and scrutiny sub-committee chairmen – 7,650

Licensing and regulatory services committee chairmen – 14,418

Regulatory services committee vice-chairman – 2,000

Licensing committee vice chairmen – 2,000

Audit, pensions, highways and governance committees chairmen – 7,650

Adjudication & review committee chairman – 2,000

Rainham & south hornchurch working party chairman – 7,650

A report will go before members at next week’s full council meeting recommending the basic salary remains at £10,208.

Councillors with special responsibility will be paid the same as this year.

The salaries are, however, subject to any increase under the annual Local Government Pay Settlement, which has yet to be announced.

A cabinet position was cut and committees reshuffled this year in an attempt to save amid £60million of cuts.

The report will be discussed at Havering Town Hall on Wednesday next week.

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