Monday, 11 October 2010

Another debate about allowances!

The agenda for next week's full council meeting has just been published and there is to be yet another debate on the subject of councillors' allowances.

This is all because the Conservative led administration refused to accept the Lib Dem motion to freeze allowances for the four year duration of our term of office. Instead, they commissioned a £10,000 report which they rejected and promised to consider the issue again in a year's time. Now the Council needs to decide whether or not it wants to commission a new independent report.

I really cannot see how, with cuts due to every council department, the Council could do anything other than freeze allowances for another 12 months. But because of the Conservative' intransigence a year ago, we are stuck with debating the issue for the fifth time since we were elected just 17 months ago.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Councillors' pay is a mess, we need to reform the system... DON'T ROCK THE BOAT! but half the councillors are on less than miminum wage... DON'T ROCK THE BOAT! we need to pay proper.. SHUT UP! WE'RE GOING TO CUT COUNCILLORS' PAY! but I've got rent and food bills... WE CAN PISS HIGHER THAN THEY CAN! DON'T ROCK THE BOAT! but... SHUT UP!