Members Allowances for 2021-22

Members Allowances for 2021-22

CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES (MEMBERS ALLOWANCES)

(ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2003 (AS AMENDED)

 

Under the Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (as amended) the City Council has to make a new Members Allowances Scheme before 1 April each year. The City Council discussed the Council’s members’ allowances for 2020/21 on 3 February 2021.   City Council amended the Members Allowances Scheme on 1 September 2021.  In both cases Council had regard to the recommendations of its Independent Remuneration Panel and agreed to amend the Members’ Allowances Scheme from 1 September 2021 for the remainder of the financial year  It had regard to the recommendations of its Independent Remuneration Panel and agreed to make a new Members’ Allowances Scheme for the financial year commencing 1 April 2021.

 The allowances for 2021/22 are set out below:

Allowances Proposed for 2021/22 % of Basic Allowance Paid
Basic Allowance £9,200  
Special Responsibility Allowances    
Leader of the Council £18,400 200%
Deputy Leader of the Council £9,200 100%
Leader of the Opposition £6,900 75%
Deputy Leader of the Opposition £3,450 37.5%
Opposition Spokespersons £2,300 25%
Cabinet £6,900 75%
Assistant Cabinet Member £2,300 25%
Non Executive Committees    
Chair - Planning Committee £6,900 75%
Chairs - Licensing Committee; Regulatory and Appeals Committee £4,600 50%
Chair - Climate Change Committee £3,450 37.5%
Chair - Constitutional Committee £2,300 25%
Chair - City Futures Board £3,450 37.5%
Vice Chair - Planning Committee £3,450 37.5%
Vice Chair - Licensing Committee; Regulatory and Appeals Committee £2,300 25%
Vice Chair - Climate Change Committee £1,725 18.75%
Vice Chair - Constitutional Committee £1,150 12.5%
Vice Chair - Audit Committee £1,725 18.75%
Vice Chair - City Futures Board £1,150 18.75%
Joint Vice Chair - Standards Committee £1,150 12.5%
Members of Planning Committee £1,380 15%
Members of Licensing Committee; Regulatory and Appeals Committee £460 5%
Scrutiny Committee    
Chairs - Overview and Scrutiny Committee; Health Scrutiny Committee £4,600 50%
Chair - Finance Budget Monitoring Scrutiny Sub Committee £3,450 37.5%
Vice Chair - Overview and Scrutiny Committee; Health Scrutiny Committee £2,300 25%
Vice Chair - Finance Budget Monitoring Scrutiny Sub Committee £1,725 18.75%
Other Committees    
Members of Northumbria Police and Crime Panel £460 5%
Co-optees' Allowances    
Independent Chair - Audit Committee £3,450 37.5%
Independent Chair - Standards Committee £2,300 25%
Independent Joint Vice Chair - Standards Committee £1,150 12.5%
Independent Members Audit Committee £460 5%
Statutory Co-opted Members Scrutiny Committees £460 5%
Dependents' Carers' Allowance £9.50 per hour or the level of the Newcastle Wage/Real Living Wage  
Other Allowances (not part of the Scheme)    
Lord Mayor £9,200 100%
Sheriff £3,450 37.5%

Copies of the Member's Allowance Scheme  can be inspected online on Newcastle City Council’s website at. The Scheme is available for inspection online at the City Library and Community Hub during opening hours. Copies are also available free of charge from Democratic Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre.

 

Linda Scott
Service Manager, Democratic Services

30 March 2021

 

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