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Agenda Item No. 8

 

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

ANNUAL MEETING: 23RD MAY, 2012

 

REPORT OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

 

CABINET MEMBERSHIP AND PORTFOLIOS

 

Part 4(A) of the Constitution - “Council Procedure Rules” - provides that the Annual Meeting will be told by the Leader of the names of councillors he/she has chosen to be Deputy Leader and members of the Cabinet.

 

Article 7 of the Constitution - “The Executive” - provides that “The Executive will consist of the Executive Leader together with at least two, but not more than nine, councillors appointed to The Executive by the Executive Leader”.

 

Under the provisions of the 2011 report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is able to pay up to a maximum of 18 Senior Salaries to Members in those positions agreed by the Council to receive such.  The figure of 18 does not include Civic Salaries able to be paid to a Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

Including Cabinet members, it is proposed that the Council pay a total of 16 Senior Salaries, together with Civic Salaries to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, as set out below:

 

  • Cabinet Members - 7
  • Group Leaders (in respect of Groups comprising 10% or more of the total membership of the Council) - 2
  • Scrutiny Committee Chairmen - 5
  • Chairman of Planning Committee
  • Chairman of Licensing Committee
  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor.

 

Full details of the relevant payments, together with basic allowances for all Members, will be incorporated within the Council's Constitution.

 

RECOMMENDED -

 

(1)       T H A T the Leader inform the Council of the names of Councillors chosen to be Deputy Leader and Members of the Cabinet, together with details of their portfolios.

 

(2)       T H A T the Council's payments of Senior Salaries for 2012/13 be as set out above.

 

Background Papers

 

Part 4(A) and Article 7 of the Constitution.

2011 report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

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