MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME 2020/21 This Notice is published in accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003Notice ID: MF0549255
RYEDALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME 2020/21 This Notice is published in accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003
At its meeting on 20 February 2020, Ryedale District Council considered its Members' Allowance Scheme, to be effective from 1 April 2020. In considering its Members' Allowance Scheme, the Council had regard to recommendations from an Independent Remuneration Panel in accordance with Regulation 19 of the 2003 Regulations. The Panel recommended 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 Council decided to implement the continuance of the index to staff pay for the annual adjustment of Member allowances until January 2023. The scheme will be reviewed from time to time by the Panel and will have effect until further amendment or revocation by the District Council. The annual adjustment, indexed to staff pay, will be applied from 1 April 2020, 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 -
(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
Copies of the Members' Allowances Scheme and the
record of payments made under it are available for
inspection by members of the public, during office hours,
at the principal office of the Council at the address below,
or on the District Council's website at
Stacey Burlet Chief Executive Officer
Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House,
Old Malton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HH