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Cherwell District Council - Revised Scheme for Payment of Various Allowance

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Notice effective from
7th March 2013, 00:51 to 6th April 2013, 00:51

Notice is Hereby Given that Cherwell District Council has agreed a revised scheme for the payment of various allowances and expenses for the 2013/2014 municipal year pursuant to the Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (as amended).

The revised scheme will have effect from 1 April 2013.

The revised scheme allows the following remuneration:

(a) no increase in the follows: Members Basic Allowance, as Basic Allowance £4,155.001

(b) no increase in Special Responsibility Allowances, as follows:

Leader of the Council - £7,209.00 PA

Executive Members Holding a Portfolio - £6,291.00 PA

Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee - £3,702.00 PA

Chairman of the Resources and Performance Scrutiny Board - £3,702.00 PA

Chairman of the Planning Committee - £4,200.00 PA

Chairman of the Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee - £2,250.00 PA

Chairman of the Personnel Committee - £1,104.00 PA

Chairman of the Licensing Committee - £1,104.00 PA

Chairman of the Appeals Panel - £1,104.00 PA

Leader of the Opposition £2,898.00 PA

Deputy Leader of the Council - £1,104.00 PA

(c) a Special Responsibility Allowance for the Chairman of the new Standards Committee as created by the Localism Act 2011:

Chairman of the Standards Committee - £1,104.007

(d) no increase in the Dependent Carers' Allowance, as follows:

Childcare - £8 per hour

Dependent Relative Care - £15 per hour

(e) no increase in Travelling and Subsistence Allowances, as follows:

Bicycles - 20p per mile

Motorcycles - 24p per mile

Motor Vehicles - 45p per mile

Electric or Similar Specialised Vehicles - £1.10 per journey

Breakfast Allowance - £6.02 per meal

Lunch Allowance - £8.31 per meal

Tea Allowance - £3.24 per meal

Evening Meal Allowance - £10.29 per meal

Absence overnight - £91.14

Absence overnight in London or at the National Association of Local Council's National Conference - £103.96 in total

Copies of the Members' Allowances Scheme are available for inspection at the Council's Offices at Bodicote House, Bodicote, between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and on the Council website at

 Scheme is available for purchase at a cost of £1.50 on request by writing to the address below.

Alternatively, an electronic copy of the Scheme can also be e-mailed upon written request to

There is no charge for an e-mailed version of the Scheme.

7 March 2013

Sue Smith, Chief Executive, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4AA


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