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Harrow, The Local Authorities Members' Allowances

Notice ID: MFN0655941

Notice effective from
21st April 2022 to 21st May 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice Pursuant to Regulation 16 of The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances)(England) Regulations 2003 that:


1. On 24 February 2022, the London Borough of Harrow adopted a Members' Allowances Scheme for the year from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2023, the main features of which are:
(a) An annual basic allowance will be paid to each Councillor.

(b) An additional allowance will be paid to those Councillors who have special responsibilities and to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor.

(c) Travel and subsistence expenses incurred in respect of approved duties (attendance at meetings, training, conferences, seminars and other non-political events as specified in the Scheme) undertaken outside the Borough boundaries may be claimed by Councillors, co-optees to formal Council committees and Independent Members of the Governance, Audit, Risk Management and Standards Committee, at the rates paid and on the conditions specified in the officer scheme for travel and subsistence allowances.

(d) Councillors with dependent relatives may claim the costs of requiring a hired-in alternative carer in respect of approved duties specified in the scheme, subject to a maximum of £3.00 per half hour and except where the carer is a member of the Councillor's family.

(e) An annual allowance of £462 shall be paid to co-optees to formal Council Committees and Independent Members of the Governance, Audit, Risk Management and Standards Committee. Co-optees and independent members are not Councillors.

The amounts of allowances payable pursuant to the Scheme are:

ALLOWANCE
NUMBER OF POSTS/ AMOUNTS £
TOTAL £

BASIC

All Councillors
63 x 8,711
548,793

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Post
Chief Whips of the two Largest Groups
2 x 2,179
4,358
Deputy Leader of the second largest Group
1 x 2,179
2,179
Lead Members for Scrutiny
8 x 2,179
17,432
Chair of the Licensing and General Purposes Committee
1 x 2,179
2,179
Portfolio Holder Assistants
8 x 2,179
17,432
Nominated Member of the party not holding the Chair of the Planning Committee
1 x 4,878
4,878
Chair of the Traffic Advisory Panel
1 x 4,878
4,878
Chair of the Governance, Audit, Risk Management and Standards Committee
1 x 4,878
4,878
Chair of the Pension Fund Committee
1 x 4,878
4,878
Chair of the Performance and Finance Scrutiny Sub Committee
1 x 4,878
4,878
Chair of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub Committee
1 x 4,878
4,878
Nominated Member of the largest party not holding the Chair of the Performance and Finance Scrutiny Sub-Committee
1 x 4,878
4,878
Nominated Member of the largest party not holding the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee
1 x 7,037
7,037
Non-Executive Members of Cabinet
1 x 7,037
7,037
Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee
1 x 9,195
9,195
Chair of the Planning Committee
1 x 9,195
9,195
Leader of the Second Largest Group
1 x 9,195
9,195
Cabinet Members
9 x 20,861
187,749
Leader of the Council
1 x 32,588
32,588
Mayor
1 x 10,872
10,872
Deputy Mayor
1 x 2,164
2,164
TOTAL for Basic, Special Responsibilities and Mayoral Allowances
£901,551

Only one Special Responsibility Allowance is payable per Member.

2. In making the scheme, the Council had regard to the recommendations of the Independent Panel on the Remuneration of Councillors in London which was commissioned by London Councils dated January 2022. The key recommendations are summarised below.

ALLOWANCE
AMOUNT
PAYABLE TO

Basic
£12,014
All Members

SRA-Band 1
£2,807 - £10,218
Vice Chair of a service, regulatory or scrutiny committee; Chair of a sub-committee; Leader of second or smaller opposition group; service spokesperson for first opposition group; group secretary (or equivalent) of majority group; first opposition Group Whip; Vice Chair of council business; Chairs and Vice Chairs of area committees and area forums or community leaders; Cabinet Assistant; leadership of a strategic major topic, member of a committee or sub-committee which meets with exceptional frequency or for exceptionally long periods; member of an adoption panel where membership requires attendance with exceptional frequency or for exceptionally long periods; leadership of a specific major project.
SRA-Band 2
£17,628 - £32,450
Lead member in scrutiny arrangements eg chair of a scrutiny panel; representative on key outside body; Chair of a major regulatory committee eg planning; Chair of council business (Civic Mayor); Leader of principal opposition group; Majority party chief whip.
SRA-Band 3
£39,860 - £47,271
Cabinet Member, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, Chair of the main Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Deputy Leader of the Council.
SRA-Band 4
£62,092
Leader of Cabinet
SRA-Band 5
£92,633
Directly elected Mayor

3. Copies of the London Borough of Harrow Members' Allowances Scheme, London Councils Independent Remuneration Committee report and a record of the allowances paid to councillors under the scheme are available for inspection by the public between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, at Reception, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2XY

Hugh Peart, Director of Legal and Governance Services, London Borough of Harrow

Attachments

MFN0655941.pdf Download

London Borough of Harrow

Civic Centre , Station Road , Harrow , Middlesex , HA1 2XF

http://www.harrow.gov.uk 020 8863 5611

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