Monday, 6 January 2014

Have your say on councillor expenses

Lancaster City Council is inviting local people to have their say on councillor allowances by becoming members of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

The IRP recommends the level of allowances and expenses paid to city councillors under the Members Allowance Scheme.

There are up to three vacancies on the panel,  so it’s an ideal time to get involved and be part of the panel that make recommendations on allowances and expenses your city councillors receive.

On average meetings take place three or four times a year at Lancaster Town Hall but will be held more frequently in years when a full review of the scheme is to take place. The next review is due this year, to take effect in May 2015.

Members of the IRP must not be employees of, or current elected members of the city council or a parish or town council within its district.  They must also not be disqualified from becoming a councillor.

The duties of the post may require travelling and if so, travelling expenses will be reimbursed.

Further information and an application form is available to download from the city council’s website at www.lancaster.gov.uk/independent-remuneration-panel, by writing to Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ, or by emailing STaylor@lancaster.gov.uk.

If you would like to know more about the appointments, please telephone the council’s Chief Officer (Governance), Mrs S Taylor, on 01524 582025.

• Completed application forms must be received before 5.00pm on Friday 31st January 2014

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