Councillor allowance claims published for 2015/16

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Grace Witherden

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The annual allowances paid to councillors in the Royal Borough have been published.

The council is required to publish the total sum paid to every councillor each year under the council’s members’ allowances scheme.

 A total of £663,193.53 was paid to councillors in the last financial year. This is made up of a basic allowance, special responsibility allowance, mileage allowance, panel claims, dependent carer’s allowance and an ICT allowance.

Cllr David Burbage (Con, Bray), who was leader of the council up until April, claimed £27,958.20 in allowances, which included a basic allowance of £7,451.62, a special responsibility allowance of £20,259.60 and an ICT allowance of £246.98.

Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Riverside) who was deputy leader of the council in the last financial year claimed a total of £19, 506.10. This included a basic allowance of £7, 451.62, a special responsibility allowance of £11,804.48 and an ICT allowance of £250.

A total of 21 councillors claimed their full ICT allowance of £250.

No councillors claimed for a dependent carer’s allowance and six councillors made panel claims.

Click here to view the total allowances paid to individual councillors

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