The Local Authorities' (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 place certain duties on local authorities in connection with publicising the recommendations made by their Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP). The recommendations of the Panel below relate to an amendment to the Members' Allowances Scheme for 2021/22 and to a Members' Allowances Scheme for 2022/23, 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26 as follows:
a) An SRA of £4,645 per annum (25% of an Executive Member SRA) be payable to the Assistant to the Executive – Adult Services and Public Health from the date of appointment to this role (13 July 2021) and reviewed again in 12 months' time.
b) An SRA of £4,645 per annum (25% of the SRA for an Executive Member) be payable to the Assistant to the Executive – Children's Services from the date of appointment to this role (13 July 2021) and reviewed again in 12 months' time.
c) That the list of approved duties for the purposes of payment of travelling and other relevant expenses should include the role of Assistant to the Executive.
d) An SRA of £3,097 per annum (25% of the SRA for a Select Committee Chairman) be payable to the Chairman of the River Hamble Harbour Board from the date of appointment to this role (County Council AGM on 27 May 2021) and reviewed again in 12 months' time.
e) That the present formula for calculation of an SRA to the Leader of a Minority Political Group on the County Council when a Minority Political Group comprises four or more Members should remain. Page 271
f) A Members' Allowances Scheme for the years 2022/23, 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26, whereby Basic Allowances and Special Responsibility Allowances payable to Members are adjusted from 1 April 2022, and thereafter annually, in line with the Pay Award for Senior Managers at Grade H.
The IRP recommendations and the recommendations of the Employment in Hampshire County Council (EHCC) Committee form part of the report to the County Council Meeting held on 17 February 2022 and are available on Hantsweb Agenda - County Council 17 February 2022 , or for public inspection during the normal working hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm by email to email@example.com or telephone 01962 845751.
A copy of the Members' Allowances Scheme for 2022/23, approved by the County Council, is available on Hantsweb:
CAROLYN WILLIAMSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE