Allowances go up for councillors at Havant council
ALLOWANCES for councillors have been increased at an authority.
The basic allowance for councillors serving at Havant Borough Council has been increased from £5,350 to £5,891.
The decision was voted through by councillors at a full council meeting at The Plaza.
The five councillors who lead scrutiny panels will take an additional allowance of £2,500 – increasing from £1,973.
Meanwhile, the allowance for the chairman of the council’s planning committee has been decreased from £5,920 to £3,577.
Several additional allowances are staying the same, including the leader (£14,800), deputy leader (£8,800), cabinet member (£8,140), licensing committee chairman (£2,960), governance and audit committee chairman (£1,480), scrutiny board chairman (£5,920), and joint HR committee chairman (£1,973).
Mileage rates are to be maintained at 45p per mile.
This does not include ward business or political activities.