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Could you advise on Cheshire East Councillors allowances

Cheshire East Council is looking to recruit four people to sit on a panel that advises the authority on appropriate payments for the work carried out by its elected members.

The Independent Remuneration Panel advises the authority on the way in which elected members are reimbursed for their public service.

The panel meets as and when required, depending on the panel’s work programme. Candidates will be expected to serve for four years and can claim an allowance of £75 per meeting, plus travel expenses, with the chair receiving an additional allowance.

Councillor Sam Corcoran, chair of corporate policy committee said: “We are looking for four people with a keen interest in local government.  “Applications are particularly sought from people with specific experience of the workings of local government, or people involved in the private or voluntary sector within the borough. “We will also seek to appoint one of the successful applicants as the panel chair, for which previous experience of chairing an independent remuneration panel will be a highly desirable criterion.

“The way our members are reimbursed for public service is of interest to many. We want this process to be transparent and, therefore, any advisory role must be independent of the council. I look forward to the formation of this important panel in the coming months.”

Candidates interested in joining the panel should be completely independent, should not be politically active or have a relationship with a councillor or a member of the authority’s staff. 

The closing date is 28 July 2023 and further information can be found on the members' allowances webpage 

Those interested in applying should email:

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