MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME 2020/2021 This Notice Is published In accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003Notice ID: BRA1583768
RYEDALE DISTRICT COUNCIL NOTICE
MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME 2020/2021 This Notice Is published In accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003
Ryedale District Council has received recommendations from an Independent Remuneration Panel in respect of its allowance scheme for 2020/2021. The Panel is recommending the continuance of the index to staff pay for the annual adjustment of Member allowances until such a time as a full review of the Member Allowances Scheme has taken place. The effect of the Panel's recommendations which would apply from 1 April 2020 are as follows:
To apply the annual adjustment, indexed to staff pay, to Member allowances (a) to (c) set out in the current scheme below.
(a) A basic allowance for all Members of the Council of £3,852.24
(b) Special responsibility allowance to be paid to certain Members of the Council as follows:
Leader of Council - £3,890.72; Deputy Leader of Council - £575.40; Chairman of Council - £824.39; Vice Chairman of Council - £575.40; Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee - £3,112.62; Vice Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee - £575.40; Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee - £3,112.62; Vice Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee - £575.40; Chairman of Planning Committee - £3,112.62; Vice Chairman of Planning Committee - £575.40; Group Leaders - £389.20
(c) Co-optees' Allowance - 10% of the basic allowance.
(d) Travel allowances:
? Car allowances. Aligned to the rates paid to District Council Officers. At present, the rates for the Officers' Scheme are:
45p per mile
Any future change in the Officer Scheme would be reflected in the Member Scheme.
? Motorcycle and moped allowances - in line with the Officers' Scheme.
(e) Subsistence allowances. Aligned to the rates paid to District Council Officers. The present rates for the Officers' Scheme are shown below. Any future change in the Officers' Scheme would be reflected in the Members' Scheme:
? actual expenditure on the following allowances up to a maximum of: Breakfast - £7.37; Lunch - £10.16; Tea - £3.99; Dinner - £12.60 (London rates in line with the Officer Scheme)
? For overnight absences, actual expenditure up to a maximum of £85.00 (£100.00 in London).
? Conferences - Actual costs
A copy of the Panel's report is available at
images/PDF/council_info/Report_independent_remuneration_panel_ Jan_2020.pdf, and is also available for inspection by members of the public, during office hours, at the principal office of the Council at the address below. The report will be considered by the District Council at its meeting to be held on 20th February 2020. The full papers for this meeting will be available atwww.ryedale.gov.uk
from approximately one week before the meeting. STACEY BURLET Chief Executive Officer Ryedale District Council Ryedale House, Old Malton Road Malton, North Yorkshire Y017 7HH