Allowances go up for councillors at Havant council

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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.