Uckfield town council members’ allowance up by 1.81%

Uckfield town councillors have agreed an “inflation-level” rise (1.81 per cent) in the allowance they can claim.

It is a lower figure than that recommended by an independent group and follows last year’s decision to freeze the allowance.

The new figures will be:

Basic allowance: £1,284, up from £1,261. The independent Wealden Parish Remuneration Panel recommended £1,318.

The chairman’s allowance: £1,773, up from £1,741. The independent Wealden Parish Remuneration Panel recommended £1,820.

A year ago the full council voted against taking an increase in member allowances in 2019/20, and continued receive the same amount as that agreed and recommended for 2018/19.

• The regulations do not permit payments to co-opted members of the council.

• The remuneration panel recommended the increases based on the rise in the cost of living.

• Not all town councillors claim the allowance.

Wealden District councillors agree 2.5% rise in their allowance rate

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