CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN'S ALLOWANCES
4 July 2017 at 5:09pm
I am undertaking a benchmarking exercise and would be grateful if any of my NACO colleagues would email me personally, direct (email@example.com) with answers to the following questions (please cut and past into a separate email if possible and provide me with your responses in a different coloured type:-
1. Does the Chairman receive an annual allowance yearly/half yearly/quarterly/monthly?
2. Does this allowance cover for purchase of tickets to events or are these financed separately?
3. Does the Vice-Chairman receive an annual allowance yearly/half yearly/quarterly/monthly?
4. Does this allowance cover for purchase of tickets to events or are these financed separately?
5. If the Chairman is unable to attend an engagement that requires the purchase of a ticket and that engagement is considered to be of merit and representation required, please would you clarify if the Chairman would pay for the ticket for the Vice-Chairman to attend or;
6. Is the Vice-Chairman expected to purchase tickets for an engagement when representing the authority out of his/her own allowance/budget?
7. If the Chairman considers that an engagement is NOT of merit to the Council and believes it does not score as a priority engagement for the Council, does the Chairman offer the engagement to the Vice-Chairman on this understanding and therefore leave the decision of attendance and the purchase of a ticket to the Vice-Chairman out of his own budget?
18 July 2017 at 8:30am
Please see answers below, but relate to capacity of Mayor
1. Yes, annual allowances received. Paid monthly through Payroll
2. This does cover tickets to events
3. The Deputy Mayor does not receive an allowance. Independent Remuneration Panel discontinued this approx 5 year ago
4. Not applicable
5. Usually ticketed events are outside of our Borough, the Deputy Mayor does not attend events outside of the Borough
6. Not applicable
7. If the Mayor doesn't think the engagement stands up to scrutiny, why would it be offered further? Surely, a Deputy (or Vice) would only go it the Mayor (or Chair) thought the engagement to be of benefit and they were unable to attend.
Hope that helps