Posted by: John Brace | 16th May 2019

Councillors on Liverpool City Council expected to vote themselves a 2% increase in allowances next Wednesday evening

Councillors on Liverpool City Council expected to vote themselves a 2% increase in allowances next Wednesday evening

                              

Councillors on Liverpool City Council’s Constitutional Issues Committee 9th May 2019 discussing how much they should be paid

Next Wednesday evening (22nd May 2019) councillors on Liverpool City Council are expected to agree to a 2% increase in the allowances paid to councillors and its Elected Mayor.

Currently the Elected Mayor receives an annual allowance of £81,901 and each councillor a basic allowance of £10,382. In addition to the basic annual allowance a councillor who is the Deputy Mayor receives a further £29,484 and Cabinet Members receive an extra £13,009. Other councillors who are Mayoral Leads or chair various Liverpool City Council committees receive additional amounts ranging from £7,417 to £8,659.

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Constitutional Issues Committee (Liverpool City Council) 9th May 2019 Item 9 – Scheme of Members Allowances 2019/20

The recommendation to increase allowances was made by Liverpool City Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel, but the subject was discussed recently at a public meeting by councillors on Liverpool City Council’s Constitutional Issues Committee (which can be watched above).

The public meeting of Liverpool City Council councillors to decide on whether to accept the recommendation for a 2% rise in allowancs will be held on the 22nd May 2019 starting at 5.00 pm in the Council Chamber at Liverpool Town Hall, High St, Liverpool, L2 3SW.

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  1. Got a pay rise in March, Tax man took most of it, Gas, Electric, Water, Food prices goes up, Petrol goes up every week, oh and my council Tax goes up = No better off?

    • If I compare my 2018-19 annual pay to what I earned in 2017-18 it’s a pay cut in my self employed earnings by a few thousand pounds.

      Yet we pay extra council tax and yes electric, water, food and the price of petrol go up (we don’t have gas).

      Any pay rise my wife has had (thankfully she pays the council tax not me) just gets gobbled up in an increased cost of living.


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