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PARISH BASIC ALLOWANCE PAYMENTS

BECCLES TOWN COUNCIL

PARISH BASIC ALLOWANCE PAYMENTS

Under Regulation 25 of The Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (SI.2003/1021), a parish or town council is able to pay a parish basic allowance for each year to each of its elected members.  The allowance is not a salary.  It is a figure which is calculated to cover the expenses which are normally associated with the basic duties of being a local councillors.

Council is required to publish for a period of at least 14 days a notice containing details of any allowances paid to councillors in the previous 12 month period.

Over the past 12 month period (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019), a total of £1,256.99 will be paid to Beccles Town Councillors in the form of a Parish Basic Allowance (£100 to each councillor that has chosen to receive the allowance, pro rata to start date).  This amount is tax deductible.

The following councillors have chosen to receive the allowance:-

Councillors Bubb, Brambley-Crawshaw, Brooks, Catchpole, Downes, G Elliott, N Elliott, Harris, Haynes, Lever, Topping, Stubbings, Walmsley

In setting an allowance, council must have regard for any recommendation made by the independent parish remuneration panel.  In December 2003, the panel recommended that town councillors should receive a basic allowance of £2,000 per annum.  The district council has been approached regarding receiving an updated basic allowance recommendation from the independent parish remuneration panel.