Sevenoaks Councillors' Allowances top £¼ million
Dartford Times 26.8.10 p32 (with additional reporting)
Information relased by Sevenoaks Council show the 54 councillors claimed £250,321 in allowances last year. The basic allowance rose by 6.1% to £3,158 (for comparison the pay award for staff was 2.75%). In addition to this they can claime for "special responsibilities", as well as travel and ancilliary expenses. Only 4 councillors chose not to take the 6% increase at this time, the nearest one being one of the New Ash Green members. The member for Brasted chose not to claim for anything at all.
The total claimed by Hartley's 3 councillors was £4,373 £6,407 and £8,566.
Posted on 06 Sep 2010 by administrator