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Members Allowances and Expenses

 

2013/2014

In Accordance with Section 15 (3) of the Local Authority (Member's Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003, a summary of the total sum paid to members under the allowance scheme during the 2013/2014 Municipal Year is set out below.

Tameside Councillors agreed that they could not be immune from the decisions that were been undertaken to address the significant reduction in Council budget although it was recognised that Members Allowances had been frozen since 2009. Therefore, in addition to the ongoing 30% reduction in support for Councillors achieved during 2012/13, it was agreed to reduce the cost of Members Allowances for Tameside by approximately 10%. Taken together with last year’s savings it is intended that these will save the Council more than £250k - year on year. 

Additionally this did not take into account measures that elected members had already implemented to reduce their costs, which included meeting the cost of their own car park passes and paying towards the ongoing cost of iPads, which also reduced the Council’s costs to provide paper copies of reports. Tameside Council members are the only councillors across Greater Manchester to introduce such measures and generate income. Nationally these costs are usually met by the Council.

Therefore, on the 21 May 2013, at the Annual Council meeting at the start of the Municipal Year 2013/14, elected Members agreed to reducing the cost for Members Allowances by £113,096 for 2013/14, which equated to approximately 10% of the actual cost of Members Allowances for 12/13 (£1.176 million excluding external Greater Manchester appointed posts and any claimed expenses). The report can be found at https://www.tameside.gov.uk/fullcouncil/21may13/item8.pdf and explained further in the budget report at: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/executive/cabinet/04feb15/item4.pdf

A reduction of £117,593 has been achieved against the legal liability for the Council to pay Members Allowance for 2013/14 achieving in excess of the budget target.

In 2013/14, £191.48 was claimed in Carer’s Allowances together with £206.50 expenses incurred undertaking duties/commitments outside of the borough claimed totalling £397.98.

Consideration is being given to how Members Allowances can be reduced further for Municipal Year 2015/16 and these will be brought forward at the Annual Council meeting (May 2015) with the agreement of elected members to reduce costs further.

By law councillors are entitled to an allowance set in accordance with regulations on the recommendation of an Independent Remuneration Panel that reflects their level of responsibility and the amount of time they devote to Council business as well as covering incidental costs such as travel within the borough, a home office, telephone and so on.

In addition to a basic allowance, extra payments are set out in the statutory scheme to cover:

  • Special responsibilities payable for specific duties and responsibilities as recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel
  • Childcare and dependent carers
  • Travel and subsistence


The allowances are all subject to income tax and National Insurance contributions payable by the elected member.

The Council’s Allowances Scheme as recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel is published on the Council’s website at https://www.tameside.gov.uk/constitution/part6 and was last considered on the 23.05.2013. The scheme remained unchanged from the last review on the 1.11.2011 except that the Independent Remuneration Panel determined that elected members should be entitled to receive any cost of living increase set nationally for staff.

 

Bailey, M

Deputy Chair - Strengthening the Economy & Communities Scrutiny Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Beeley, B

Deputy Chair - Speakers Panel (Liquor Licensing)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £2,307
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £13,947


Bell, JS

Leader of the Opposition

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £11,269
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £22,909

Bowden, H

Deputy Chair - Health & Wellbeing Improvement Scrutiny Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Bowerman, J

Deputy Mayor and Chair - Ashton Under Lyne District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Deputy Mayor - £3,840
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £25,061


Bray, W

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Buckley, D

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Cartey, Y

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Cooney, G

Executive Member - Learning, Skills & Economic Growth

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £31,739


Cooper, J

Deputy Chair - Hyde & Longdendale District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Dickinson, D

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Downs, M

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Dowthwaite, P

Deputy Chair - Mossley and Stalybridge District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Drennan, L

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Fairfoull, W

Assistant Executive Member- Performance & Finance

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


Fitzpatrick, J

Executive Member - First Deputy (Performance & Finance)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £31,739


Fitzpatrick, P

Chair - Hyde & Longdendale District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Fowler, M

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Francis, C

Chair - Supporting People & Resources Scrutiny Panel (to 3/12/2013) and Deputy Chair - Licensing (wef 4/12/2013)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £6,002.63
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £17,642.63


Gwynne, A

Executive Member - Children and Families

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £31,739


Harrison, P

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Holland, A

Assistant Executive Member - Neighbourhoods & Partnerships

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


Holland, B

Assistant Executive Member - Carbon & Waste Reduction

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


Jackson, J

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Kitchen, J

Mayor and Chair of Council Business

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £11,269
  • Mayor - £16,397
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £39,306


Lane, D

Assistant Executive Member - Sport Engagement & Participation

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


Lane, J

Assistant Executive Member - Culture, Heritage & Tourism

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


McNally, DH

Chair - Speakers Panel (Liquor Licensing)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £6,198
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £17,838


Miah, I

Deputy Chair - Overview (Audit) Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Miah, R

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Middleton, J

Chair - Droylsden & Audenshaw District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Peet, G

Chair - Supporting People & Resources Scrutiny Panel (wef 4 Dec 2013)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £4,713.25
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £16,353.25


Piddington, CM

Executive Member - Sustainable Environment

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £31,739


Quinn, K

Executive Leader

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £36,036
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £47,676


Quinn, S

Assistant Executive Member - Governance

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


Reynolds, C

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Carers Allowance – £191.48
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,831.48

View Councillor Reynolds's expense claim forms(0.29MB)


Ricci, V

Chair - Overview (Audit) Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Roberts, G

Chair - Mossley and Stalybridge District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Robinson, P

Executive Member - Transport & Land Use

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £31,739


Shember-Critchley, E

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Shorrock, E

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Sidebottom, M

Deputy Chair - Speakers Panel (Licensing) (to 3/12/2013) and Chair - Licensing (wef 4/12/2013)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £4,221.12
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £15,861.12


Smith, MJ

Lead Member (Policy)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £8,352
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £19,992


Smith, T

Deputy Chair - Droylsden & Audenshaw District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Sullivan, JB

Chair - Health & Wellbeing Improvement Scrutiny Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £9.60
  • Total - £21,230.60

View Councillor Sullivan's expense claim forms(0.23MB)


Sweeton, D

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


Taylor, J

Deputy Executive Leader

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £23,495
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £35,135


Travis, L

Executive Member - Health & Neighbourhoods

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £126.90
  • Total - £31,865.90

View Councillor Travis's expense claim forms(0.21MB)


Ward, DA

Chair - Denton District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Warrington, B

Executive Member - Adult Social Care & Wellbeing

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £20,099
  • Subsistence and Travel – £70
  • Total - £31,809

View Councillor Warrington's expense claim forms(0.05MB)


Welsh, K

Chair - Speakers Panel (Planning)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Welsh, R

Deputy Chair - Supporting People & Resources Scrutiny Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


White, A

Elected Member

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £11,640


White, C

Chair - Speakers Panel (Licensing) (to 10/9/2013)

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £1,892.90
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £13,532.90


Whitehead, A

Chair - Strengthening the Economy & Communities Scrutiny Panel

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221


Whitley, M

Deputy Chair - Ashton-under-Lyne District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £3,194
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £14,834


Wild, B

Chair - Dukinfield District Assembly

  • Basic Allowance - £11,640
  • Special Responsibility Allowance - £9,581
  • Subsistence and Travel – £NIL - no claims made
  • Total - £21,221
 
Greater Manchester Statutory Allowances payable by the Council
BRAY Member of Transport for Greater Manchester Committee £3,825
DICKINSON Vice Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee £14,125
FITZPATRICK P. Member of Greater Manchester Waste Authority £2,100
PIDDINGTON Vice Chair of the Greater Manchester Waste Authority £5,400
ROBINSON Member of Transport for Greater Manchester Committee £3,825

 

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