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Agenda Item No. 7

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Council : 7 May 2014

 

Report of Managing Director

 

Civic Salaries

 

Purpose of the Report

1.         To agree the Civic Salaries for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Recommendations

1.         That the Civic Salaries for the Mayor Deputy Mayor are set in line with Band (b) of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales' table.

2.         That the Council's Members Allowances Scheme is amended accordingly.

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.         To set Civic Salaries in line with the determination of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

2.         To amend the Members' Allowances Scheme.

Background

2.         Currently, under the Council's Members' Allowances Scheme, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor receive Civic Salaries in line with the determination of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, as follows -

Office

 

 

Civic Salary

£

Mayor (Chairman of Council)

21,375

Deputy Mayor (Vice Chairman of Council)

16,625

 

Relevant Issues and Options

3.         The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales has reviewed the Civic Salaries and has determined that -

·         Having regard to the time, role and senior responsibilities of civic heads and deputy civic heads, the Panel has determined that (where paid) Civic Salaries within the following levels are payable and will be applied by authorities as each considers appropriate, taking account of the anticipated workloads and responsibilities.

·         Civic Salaries (where paid) shall be payable as follows to members of principal councils

 

Remuneration of civic heads and deputy civic heads (inclusive of basic salaries)

 

 

Civic heads

Deputy civic heads

a)

£24,000

£18,000

b)

£21,500

£16,000

c)

£19,000

£14,000

 

·         A Council may decide not to apply any Civic Salary to the posts of civic head and/or deputy civic head.

4.         The Council has the option to set the level of Civic Salaries in line with either band a), b) or c) or not to pay Civic Salaries.  

5.         Band b) is closest to the existing Civic Salary levels, so it would make sense to pay the Civic Salaries at that level.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

6.         Provision for payment of Civic Salaries is allowed for in the Members' Allowances budget

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

7.         None

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

3.         The Council is required to comply with the determinations of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

Crime and Disorder Implications

8.         None

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

9.         None

Corporate/Service Objectives

10.      To support Members to ensure that they are able to undertake their roles and responsibilities effectively

Policy Framework and Budget

11.      Decision for Council

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

12.      None

Background Papers

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

Contact Officer

Head of Finance - Alan Jenkins

Officers Consulted

Operational Manager - Democratic Services

Responsible Officer:

Sian Davies - Managing Director

 

 

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