Decision details

Scheme of Members Allowances 2022/23

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Council considered a report by the Chief Executive (circulated previously) regarding the Scheme of Members Allowances for 2022/23.


The Chief Executive outlined the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel which had been a light touch review and recommended that the basic allowance should be uprated annually in line with the pay award for staff. The Panel had also been requested to consider and make a recommendation regarding the introduction of a Parental Leave Policy for Councillors. The proposed policy was detailed in Appendix D of the report and had been based on the Devon County Council policy. The Scheme of Members Allowances as detailed in Appendix B already included the 1.75% pay award uplift which had recently been awarded for 2021/22, however it did not include the uplift for the 2022/23 pay award as this had not yet been determined.  The next fundamental review would take place in the Autumn of 2022 to come into effect for 2023/24.


It was moved by Councillor Tucker and seconded by Councillor Lofthouse “that the recommendations in the report be adopted”.




(a)   the Scheme of Members Allowances for 2022/23 as shown in Appendix B and C of the report be adopted;


(b)   following the approval of the 2022/23 pay award which will take place during 2022/23 between the Employers and Unions that the allowances agreed in paragraph (a) above be uplifted by the same agreed percentage and backdated to 1 April 2022; and


(c)   the Councillors Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption Leave Policy as shown in Appendix D be adopted.

Publication date: 03/05/2022

Date of decision: 06/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/04/2022 - Council

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