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Publication of the Independent Remuneration Panel's Recommendations 2017/18

Publication of  the Independent Remuneration Panel's Recommendations 2017-18

26 October 2017
Shute End

 Wokingham Borough Council has received recommendations from an Independent Remuneration Panel in respect of its scheme for the payment of allowances to Members.


The Panel’s recommendations are that:


  • the 1% indexation linking increases in Members Allowances to officer pay be continued for 2017-2018, backdated to 1 April 2017

  • the Basic Allowance increases to £6,684

  • the allowance for office expenses to remain at £500 but the out of pocket expenses to be increased to £600

  • there be no change to the amount or value of SRAs that a Member can receive for extra responsibilities, but that the number of SRAs that can be claimed per Member

  • childcare/carers allowance be raised to £10 ph up to a maximum of 35 hours per month

  • Members be reminded to provide information regarding payments received from any outside bodies for publication on the website

  • the publication of Members' payments on the website be reviewed with a view to make the information more prominent and immediately visible


For more information and copies of the Panel’s report please visit the Council’s website at www.wokingham.gov.uk. Copies of the Panel’s report are also available for inspection by the public, during normal office hours, at the Council Offices at Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN


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