AUDIT COMMITTEE – 15TH JUNE 2010
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AUDIT COMMITTEE – 15TH JUNE 2010 Report of the Deputy Director of Programmes and Resources ITEM 12 MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES CLAIMED 2009/10 Purpose of the report To note the amounts claimed by members of the Borough Council under its Members’ Allowances Scheme for 2009/10. The role of the Audit Committee is to provide part of the Council's assurance/compliance framework. Item 18 of the functions of the Committee listed in the Constitution is to consider the Council's compliance with its own and other published standards and controls. Recommendation 1. That the amounts claimed by councillors be noted; 2. That any issues arising from the report be referred to officers for investigation. Background The Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme is overseen by an Independent Remuneration Panel which reviews it annually and makes recommendations as to the maximum amounts that can be claimed. Regulations require the Panel to produce a report making recommendations as to: • the amount of basic allowance; • whether special responsibility allowances should be received and, if so, the duties to which they should apply and the amounts of those allowances; • whether an allowance relating to the expense of arranging for the care of children or dependents should be available (carers’ allowance) and, if so, the amount of that allowance; • whether travelling and subsistence allowances should be available and, if so, the duties for which they ...

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AUDIT COMMITTEE – 15TH JUNE 2010 Report of the Deputy Director of Programmes and Resources ITEM 12MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES CLAIMED 2009/10 Purpose of the report To note the amounts claimed by members of the Borough Council under its Members’ Allowances Scheme for 2009/10. The role of the Audit Committee is to provide part of the Council's assurance/compliance framework.Item 18 of the functions of the Committee listed in the Constitution is to consider the Council's compliance with its own and other published standards and controls. Recommendation 1. Thatthe amounts claimed by councillors be noted; 2. Thatany issues arising from the report be referred to officers for investigation. Background The Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme is overseen by an Independent Remuneration Panel which reviews it annually and makes recommendations as to the maximum amounts that can be claimed. Regulations require the Panel to produce a report making recommendations as to: the amount of basic allowance; whether special responsibility allowances should be received and, if so, the duties to which they should apply and the amounts of those allowances; whether an allowance relating to the expense of arranging for the care of children or dependents should be available (carers’ allowance) and, if so, the amount of that allowance; whether travelling and subsistence allowances should be available and, if so, the duties for which they should be payable and the amounts of those allowances; whether a basic allowance should be paid to co-opted members and, if so, the amount of that allowance. For the year 2009/10, the recommendations of the Panel and revised Scheme were approved at the Council meeting on 2nd March 2009.
The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 require each local authority to publish details of allowances paid to each Councillor for the previous year. The required information for 2009/10 is shown in the Appendix to the report.Financial and Legal Implications None Risk Management Risk IdentifiedLikelihood Impact RiskManagement Actions Planned No risks identified Background Papers:The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003
Officer to Contact:
David Dalby (01509 634782) david.dalby@charnwood.gov.uk
Darren Tilley (01509 634784) darren.tilley@charnwood.gov.uk
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Charnwood Borough Council Councillors' and Independent Members' Allowances and Expenses  April 2009  March 2010
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3,576.69 5,039.88 4,770.00 5,039.88 496.88 3,363.03 10,025.31 5,254.69 7,022.86 14,199.75 5,082.84 5,039.88 5,369.92 238.56 9,276.43 5,039.88 5,039.88 9,540.00 5,370.00 199.92 5,039.88 4,770.00 238.56 7,919.88 9,378.43 5,049.88 6,443.34 4,770.00 5,308.55 10,445.66 8,839.65 5,039.88 8,430.48 199.92 5,039.88 10,336.18 93.44 199.92 199.92 5,039.88 4,770.00 4,770.00 5,459.82 7,644.84 184.22 238.56 5,367.17 18,125.69 6,184.65 5,154.07
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Charnwood Borough Council Councillors' and Independent Members' Allowances and Expenses  April 2009  March 2010
Mileage NT Basic CooptCoopt HonorariumOpp LeaderResp AllowBackpay LeicsCC 6 Employers Tax/NI Surname ForenameBroadband Cabinet/ CasualExpenses FaresSubsistence Total Allowance ChairMember (P)Allowance Members200709 ERNI Free User Seaton Brenda4,770.00 269.88342.57 2,962.028,344.47 1,159.78 197.38 Shepherd Richard4,770.00 43.864,308.39 9,122.25431.76 Slater David9,540.00 489.964,770.00 4,770.00 Smith Graeme4,770.00 269.885,039.88 0.00 Snartt Edwin4,770.00 4,770.009,540.00 489.96 Stork Neville715.56 0.004,770.00 4,770.00 Sutherington John647.39 715.564,770.00 269.886,402.83 33.10 Tomlinson Philip1,669.56 0.001,431.00 238.56 Tormey Joseph5,039.88 0.004,770.00 269.88 Treasaden Peter19.88 19.880.00 Vincent Jill4,770.00 269.881,431.00 6,470.8897.08 Walker David97.081,431.00 6,470.884,770.00 269.88 Wilson Roger4,770.00 0.004,770.00 0.00 Wise Diane5,748.55 9.824,770.00 269.88547.11 161.56 Youell Anthony4,770.00 269.885,039.88 0.00 247,152.04 8,544.4929,158.55 4,770.001,251.78 121.04158.00 799.689,788.18 3,817.62 49,130.94326.60 2,638.65357,657.57 12,872.049,013.60 162.62 * Backpay 200709 relates to a Responsibility Allowance, which should have been paid between May 2007 and March 2009, this was not paid at the time due to an administrative erro