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Cuts are urged in council payments
7:56am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
UKIP councillors in North Yorkshire are calling for cuts in allowances and expenses for members which cost tax payers over £940,000 last year.
The county council needs to slash £92m off budgets up to 2015 and UKIP councillors David Simister and Sam Cross say payments to councillors should be cut too.
North Yorkshire County Council has 72 councillors. Every member gets a basic allowance of £8,994 with extra payments for the leader, chairman and vice chairman and members with special responsibility.
Conservative leader of the council John Weighell said the allowances and expenses were set by a totally independent panel and tended to be lower than other equivalent-sized councils.
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