The Government has issued regulations, which set out the types of allowances that can be paid to elected members and how the payment rates of these allowances are determined.
The allowances which are or may be paid are as follows:
special responsibility allowance
dependents' carers' allowance
travelling and subsistence allowance.
The payment rates for these are recommended for adoption by an Independent Remuneration Panel, which each local authority must establish.
The Independent Remuneration Panel make recommendations about the level of each type of allowance and which members should receive a special responsibility allowance. The Independent Remuneration Panel in Bury consists of the following members:
Colin Smith OBE (Chair) - former Local Authority Chief Executive
Ronald Schwarz - resident of Bury and retired Head Teacher
Colin Nichols - former manager of the Millgate Shopping Centre, Bury
To view the details of the members allowances paid, the schedules of allowances and the allowances scheme please use the "Downloads box" on the right hand column of the screen.