Havering councillors’ allowances set to be frozen
PUBLISHED: 13:04 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 16 February 2016
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.