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Councillor Allowances

Requested on
Mon 5th March, 2012
Reference
FOI 1765
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I would like to receive the following information, or documents containing the relevant information, on the following:

• A Breakdown of the costs of the Charnwood Borough Council’s Leader’s annual allowance in the financial year 2000 – 2001 and from each financial year from 2009 – 2011
• The total cost of Charnwood Borough Council’s members’ allowances in the financial year 2000-2001 and each financial year from 2009-2011
• The annual percentage of Charnwood Borough Council tax spend on Councillor / Member allowances in the financial year 2000 -2001 and each financial year from 2009-2011
• The number of Charnwood Borough Council Members enrolled onto the Local Government Pension Scheme in the financial year 200-2001
• The annual cost to Charnwood Borough Council of employer contributions in the Local Government Pension Scheme in financial year 2000-2001
• The annual percentage of Charnwood Borough Council tax spent on employer contributions into the Local Government Pension Scheme in the financial year 2000-2001 and each financial year from 2009/2011

Answer

• A Breakdown of the costs of the Charnwood Borough Council’s Leader’s annual allowance in the financial year 2000 – 2001 and from each financial year from 2009 – 2011
Leaders annual allowance:

2000/01 Information not held

2009/10 £10,579 

2010/11 £11,925


• The total cost of Charnwood Borough Council’s members’ allowances in the financial year 2000-2001 and each financial year from 2009-2011  http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/councillorsallowances shows all members allowances going back to 2002/03

The 2000/01 SOA stated total members allowance costs were £210,963


• The annual percentage of Charnwood Borough Council tax spend on Councillor / Member allowances in the financial year 2000 -2001 and each financial year from 2009-2011 .

It is not possible to provide the percentage of Council tax that was spent on member’s allowances. 

The Councils total budget is made up of many income streams including council tax, so to provide just a percentage of council tax alone is not possible; however members allowances for year 2009/10 were £357,820.19 and this accounts for 1.87% of the total budget. The figure for 2010/11 is £372,797.18 and this accounts for 1.88% of the total budget. The figure for 2000/2001 is not held


• The number of Charnwood Borough Council Members enrolled onto the Local Government Pension Scheme in the financial year 2000-2001 Information not held


• The annual cost to Charnwood Borough Council of employer contributions in the Local Government Pension Scheme in financial year 2000-2001 Information not held


• The annual percentage of Charnwood Borough Council tax spent on employer contributions into the Local Government Pension Scheme in the financial year 2000-2001 and each financial year from 2009/2011
As above, we are not able to provide the percentage of Council Tax spent on employer contributions, however the percentage of the total annual budget for 2009/10 = 9.1% and 2010/11 = 7.7%.

2000/2001 Information not held

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